Representative Director Chairman & President, CEOCompany
Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1957 and having joined Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd in 1985, through various positions and overseas experience, Naotaka Kondo has been Representative Director Chairman & President, CEO of Toyo Tanso since 2018.
International Christian University, Japan
School of Liberal Arts, Department of Social Science
Apr. 1980 Joined MITSUI & CO., LTD.
Dec. 1985 Joined Toyo Tanso
Mar. 1994 Director
Feb. 1996 President, TTU Inc. (subsidiary in USA)
Mar. 2002 Managing Director
Jul. 2003 Senior Managing Director
Aug. 2007 Representative Director, Senior Vice President
Mar. 2008 Director of Division, Sales Division
Aug. 2009 President and Executive President
Jun. 2012 Senior Advisor
Mar. 2018 Director, Chairman (incumbent)
May.2018 President (incumbent)
What have been the main lessons you have learned in your career and how do you implement them in your management?
I particularly care about listening to employees' words, visiting manufacturing sites and market sites, checking with my own eyes and grasping the actual situation.
Toyo Tanso’s founder, Mr. Teruhisa Kondo, gave me many lessons, such as how to communicate and see the importance of people’s thinking.
When being part of a generation on which the flag of entrepreneurship seems to be constantly waving in the sea of young professionals looking to succeed in the business world, more often than not, we tend to drown in the... Read More