2016 BBA Winner Profile: Person of the Year - Jacky Scanlan-Dyas

Nov. 21, 2016

Ninth annual British Business Awards (BBA) ceremony held on November 11 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Tokyo | Jacky Scanlan-Dyas named Person of the Year

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is delighted to announce that our 2016 BBA Person of the Year is Jacky Scanlan-Dyas.

Voted for by BCCJ members via an online poll, Jacky was recognised for her dedication to preserving the strength of the UK Japanese commercial relationship post Brexit by helping Japanese businesses analyse its impact as well as leading community pro-bono and gender equality projects.

Jacky is a Corporate partner at Hogan Lovell's Tokyo office with extensive experience spanning four continents (NZ, US, UK and Asia) and 20 years of cross-border corporate transactions. As Japan is the second largest investor into the UK, Jacky was also appointed as the Hogan Lovells Brexit spokesperson after the EU referendum on June 23rd 2016.

She dedicated herself to understanding the potential impact of the UK's decision to leave the EU, and made it her mission to translate that understanding into clear and simple guidance for Japanese businesses.

As the Hogan Lovells Asia representative on the Brexit taskforce, Jacky has run Brexit seminars in Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong and London, she has featured on live webinars and You-Tube and she has given in-depth company consultations to numerous business leaders in Japan.

Jacky has been interviewed live on NHK TV, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, Thompson and Reuters and other leading publications. She has worked with both entrepreneurs and large international companies to analyse the impact of Brexit on business, and to develop strategies to enable them to engage the European and UK policy makers and develop positive strategies, irrespective of the final outcome.

At the same time, Jacky continued in her role as the chair of the office Citizenship and Diversity Committee. Under the Hogan Lovells Citizenship policy over 2,000 hours (25 hours per person) are dedicated to supporting local charities in Tokyo such as OGA for Aid, Place to Grow, Run for the Cure, Second Harvest and Vintage Kimonos. Jacky is also on the committee of Women in Law and Breaking Barriers, organisations promoting gender quality in the workplace.

Jacky received her Person of the Year trophy at the 2016 BBA ceremony on the evening of November 11, from HM Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens CMG LVO.

"I am thrilled to have received this award.  Our global Brexit Taskforce has worked tirelessly to produce high quality and easy to use materials to help clients in different sectors analyse the impact of Brexit on their businesses and develop a positive strategy going forwards. It was wonderful to be able to be able to bring this award back to the team. We are also delighted to be recognised by the BCCJ again for our citizenship work as it has been a significant investment for Hogan Lovells with all our people globally now committing to 25 hours a year of citizenship work. In Tokyo alone this amounts to over 2,000 hours and has made an important contribution to both our local community and our global charities."

Congratulations again to Jacky on her win!


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