- Advisor, Suntory Holdings Limited, Japan
Graduate, Harvard Business School. 1981, professional in sugar trading, Mitsubishi Corp. 1995, Founder and CEO, Sodex Corporation (now LEOC Co.), a hospital food service joint venture between Mitsubishi and Sodexho in France. 2000, initiated Lawson Project Management Department and Food Service Business Department, Mitsubishi; 2002, appointed President and CEO; 2014, Chairman, Lawson, Inc.; concurrently, Representative Director. Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, Industrial Competitiveness Council of Japan. Member, Tax Commission. Chairperson, Committee on Agriculture Reforms, and Vice-Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai). Recipient, Outstanding Manager Award, 21st Corporate Communication Awards, Keizai Koho Center, Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs, Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN).