Takeshi Niinami

Takeshi Niinami
  • Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director, Lawson, Japan

Bachelor's in Economics, Keio University; exchange student, Stanford University; MBA, Harvard Business School. 1981, started career as a professional in sweetener products, Mitsubishi Corporation. 1995, founded Sodex Corporation (now LEOC Co.), a medical food service joint venture between Mitsubishi and Sodexho in France. Later, initiated Lawson Project Management Dept and Food Service Business Dept, Mitsubishi. 2002, joined Lawson and was appointed President and CEO. 2013, named Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director. Vice-Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (JACE) and Chairperson of its Committee on Agriculture Reforms. Member, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Executive Director, Japan Franchise Association (JFA). Chairman, Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business, World Economic Forum.