Who We Are

Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe – Nikken Global


Tom Watanabe joined Nikken in 1984 and has had a great impact on the company and its vision:

  • Responsible for establishing Nikken in the US and for its expansion into Canada, Mexico and Europe
  • Announced Vision 2010 in January 2004 

Kurt Fulle â€“ Chief Executive Officer


Kurt joined Nikken in 2003 as Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer within 18 months. In 2006, he was also named Chief Operating Officer and assumed overall responsibility for business operations. Before joining Nikken, Kurt served in the same capacity in the durable consumer products industries. His 21 years of manufacturing and 7 years of public accounting experience enable him to help guide Nikken in the pursuit of best practices. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he received his MBA and his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Anthony Chaplin â€“ Managing Director, Nikken Europe

As a founding member of Nikken Europe, Anthony Chaplin has been a key leader in the senior management team for ten years:

  • Oversees areas of Nikken Europe’s day to day operations
  • Leads new country openings and product developments
  • Became Managing Director in 2004
  • Working towards making Vision 2010 a true European reality

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Steffi Heim – Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (German)

Having personally recruited thousands of people into Network Marketing, Steffi really understands the reality of the business on the field.
“Network Marketing offers everyone personal and financial development,” says Steffi. “It is one of the most exciting challenges to support people to achieve their personal success.”

Steffi started her career in direct selling more than 17 years ago, and climbed from a local supervisory role to regional sales manager and training manager during a successful 11-year career with industry giant Avon. After helping several Network Marketing companies expand or start their businesses on the German market, Steffi joined Nikken in 2007.

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