- Chairman, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Japan
1971, MSc in Interdisciplinary Science, University of Tokyo; 1973, studies in Radiation Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy; 1975, PhD in Radiation Physics, University of Tokyo. Since 1974, with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, including: 1996, General Manager, Information Storage Products; President, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media; 2001, Associate Director, General Manager, Recording Media; 2003, CEO, MKM Verbatim Group; 2005, Chief Technology Officer, Managing Executive Officer; 2006, Member of the Board, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings; Chief Technology Officer, Managing Executive Officer; since 2007, President and CEO. Since 2008, Co-Chairman, Committee on Europe, Nippon Keidanren. Since 2011, Vice-Chairman, Japan Association of Corporation Executives. Since 2013, Member, Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan.