Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hideo Honda

President

Company
YOKOHAMA OILS & FATS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

Bio

Born in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan in 1947

 

Background:

 “Be a man and serve the world”

This is the motto of the school at where I spent six years from junior high to high school in Yokohama and is based on Christian values.
A hobby I have had for many years is soft tennis.

 

Education 

1970 Graduated from Musashi Institute of Technology, Department of Management Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

IE: Industrial engineering computer research circle


Experience 

20 years of work experience at other companies after graduating university;

1970-1976 Electronic parts manufacturer - production management

1976-1986 Accounting and Office work System Consultant

1988-1990 IBM Group

1981- Joined Yokohama Oils & Fats Industry Co., Ltd. as a part-time Auditor

1989- Director of Yokohama Oils & Fats Industry Co., Ltd.  

1993- CEO of Yokohama Oils & Fats Industry Co., Ltd.      

 

Areas of Expertise

As an industrial engineer, I had been teaching systems, such as accounting, clerical work, business, computers, and etc, at many mid-sized companies for 20 years.

Based on this experience, I am managing the current Yokohama oils & Fats Industry Co., Ltd, a chemical manufacturer.

 

What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?

During six years working at a major manufacturer that supplies electronic parts to major Japanese manufacturers, such as Sony Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, Hitachi, Ltd, etc., I have learned the importance of quality control & delivery date management.

During 10 years working at a firm as a system consultant for accounting and administrative improvement, I learned the importance of the role played by SMEs and also of their management.

Those experiences across the industry have been valuable lessons that support me in my current role.

 

Mentors

“Take good care of the people you meet!”

“Humbly absorb something!”

People (Books) who encouraged me are:

- Kōnosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic

- Masaru Ibuka, the co-founder of Sony

- Kazuo Inamori, the founder of Kyocera

 

Quotes

“Be honest and live honestly!”- People who grow up in the company

 “Make unbeatable efforts, never give up!”- The road to success

“Be considerate of others!” - Basics as a person

“Appreciation and service!” - Persistence makes perfect.

 

 

 


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