The Business Interview

Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of Olympus

Tom Burges Watson speaks to Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of Olympus. He was one of the first non-Japanese executives to rise to the top of a major multinational in the world's number three economy, but his time as CEO of Olympus was short-lived. Halfway through 2011, he uncovered financial irregularities on a massive scale and after weeks of pressing his hierarchy, the answer they eventually gave him was a one-way ticket from Tokyo back to London.