- President, Member of the Board and Representative Director, Suntory Holdings, Japan
MBA, Harvard Business School. 1981, started career at Mitsubishi Corporation. 2002, joined Lawson, Inc. and was appointed its CEO. 2014, joined Suntory Holdings Limited and currently holds the position as President, Member of the Board, Representative Director. Serves on the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (CEFP), as a senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister Abe. Member of The Tax Commission of the Government. Winner of Outstanding Manager Award, 21st Corporate Communication Awards, by Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN). Vice Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (JACE) and Chairman of its Committee on Agricultural Reform. Vice Chairman of Role of Business, Global Agenda Council, World Economic Forum.