Michael Woodford MBE
Former Chief Executive Officer - Olympus Corporation
Olympus scandal: The man who blew the whistle on £1.7bn fraud
About the Speaker
A 30-year veteran of Olympus, and the first non-Japanese person to be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Olympus Corporation, Michael found himself in the middle of treachery and intrigue shortly after being appointed President in April 2011 when he discovered a $1.7 billion accounting fraud.
Michael blew the whistle on the scandal and was dismissed from Olympus on Oct. 14, 2011.
He now provides specialist training and consultancy on corporate governance, business in Japan and workplace cultures. He consults on human rights, whistleblower laws, road safety, and undertakes philanthropy.