- Vice-Chairman, Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); Chairman of the Board, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
MA in Political Philosophy, Tokyo University. Since 1975, with Toshiba: commercialization of world's first portable PC; Senior Vice-President, Toshiba Europe; President, Toshiba America Information Systems; 2005, President and Chief Executive Officer; 2006, oversaw the acquisition of Westinghouse Electric. Chairman: Japan Institute of Logistics Systems; Information and Communications Council; Japan Tax Association; Japan International Training Cooperation Organization; Quasi-Zenith Satellite System Business Innovation Council; Council on Competitiveness-Nippon. Vice-Chairman, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).