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

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