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Yoshimitsu Kobayashi

Chairman, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

November 1946 Born in Yamanashi in Japan March 1971 Master’s degree in Integrated Basic Sciences, University of Tokyo July 1972 Studied physical chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel September 1973 Studied chemistry at the University of Pisa in Italy July 1975 PhD in radiation physics, University of Tokyo December 1974 Joined Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation April 2007 President and CEO of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation May 2014-May 2016 Chairman of Japan Chemical Industry Association September 2014 -October 2016 Private Sector Member of Council for Industrial Competitiveness, Japan March 2015-Present Private Sector Member of Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Japan April 2015-Present Chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation April 2015-Present Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) July 2015-Present Chairman, Council on Competitiveness-Nippon September 2015-Present Outside Director, Toshiba Corporation September 2015-Present Member, Committee for Reforming TEPCO and Overcoming 1F Challenges October 2015-Present Private Sector Member of Investment for the Future Public-Private Dialogue, Japan