Yukina Tani GPN Forty Under 40 Class of 2024
40 Under 40, Class of 2024

Yukina Tani


Suntory Flowers

Job Title

North America business administrator


What 3-4 professional and/or personal accomplishments are you most proud of?

  • Legal protections support the foundation of our business and assure our partners are treated fairly in the marketplace.
  • I became the lead person facilitating all communications and activities between the U.S. and Japanese team, and planned the trip welcoming our U.S. team members to our new state of the art facility in Japan. It was a great opportunity to bring our new team together. 
  • I learned the in-depth details of our business flow and supply chain management structure in North America from zero horticultural background.

What led you to work in the horticulture industry? 

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have rekindled my interest in products and jobs that provide solace and healing to people. Horticulture was a perfect match.

What’s the best thing about your job? 

  • Co-workers

Describe to a 6-year-old what you do in life?

  • Work at a flower shop


What are your favorite hobbies? 

  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Swimming

When you’re not working, what are two to three things we could find you doing?

  • Some kind of volunteer work related to children or nature/environment

Fun Facts

Do you have any unusual talents, or can you tell us something interesting about yourself that other people may be surprised to find out? 

  • I have a license to be able to operate a travel agency.

What are you (un)secretly good at? 

  • Recognizing people’s faces and voices instantly

What are your top bucket list items? 

  • Skydiving
  • Round-the-world trip

What’s your favorite plant variety and why? 

  • Hydrangea

You’re buying a vacation package to anywhere in the world without a budget, where are you going?

  • Safari Tour in Kenya

One thing you can’t live without? 

  • Family