Bachelor's degree in Economics, Keio University; exchange student, Stanford University; MBA, Harvard Business School. 1981, started career at Mitsubishi Corporation. 2002, joined Lawson; then appointed President and CEO. 2014, joined Suntory Holdings; currently President and CEO, Member of the Board, Representative Director. Former Member, Industrial Competitiveness Council of Japan, as economic adviser to the Prime Minister. Former Chairman, Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business and current Member, Global Agenda Council on Japan, World Economic Forum. Member, Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (CEFP), as senior economic adviser to the Prime Minister. Vice-Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives.