Bachelor's in Petroleum Engineering, University of Tokyo; MBA, Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Business. Started career and worked for 10 years at Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitz). Worked 25 years at GE: Senior Vice-President and CEO, various Asian and global business divisions; Chairman, President and CEO, GE Japan. Since August 2011, President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation. External Director, Electric Power Company. Chairman, Japan Construction Material & Housing Equipment Industries Federation. Lifetime Member of the Board of Trustees, Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Business.