- President and CEO, Representative Director Suntory Holdings Limited, Japan
MBA '91 Harvard Business School, started his career at Mitsubishi Corporation, was appointed its CEO of lawson Inc.in 2002 and joined Suntory Holdings Ltd. as President and CEO in 2014. Serves on the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (CEFP), as a senior economic advisor to Prime Minister Abe since 2014. Member of The Tax Commission of the Government. Winner of The Best CEO Award by Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN). Vice Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (JACE) and Chairman of Role of Business Global Agenda Council in World Economic Forum 2013.