Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

NORIO OKUBO

President and C.E.O.

Company
OHISHI SANGYO CO., LTD.

Bio

I was born in Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan in 1952, graduated from college in 1973 and joined Ohishi Sangyo Co., Ltd. Since then, I have been working at the company, and have been transferred to Aomori, Tokyo, Johor Bahru in Malaysia, and Singapore.


Education

Mechanical Engineering, National Technical College of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu city.

 

Experience

I was engaged in product development work after joining the company, and then developed sales experience with all of our products such as paper bags, corrugated boxes, plastic films and molded pulp. I was promoted to general manager of the Paper Bag and Plastic Film division in 1989, and then went on to be responsible for the Molded Pulp division and others. After that, I became a Director of the Overseas Business division in 2003, and was promoted to Managing Director in 2009. Finally, I was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2015.

 

Areas of Expertise

Business planning and developing packaging materials that contribute to environmental conservation.

 

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

I have inherited an enterprising spirit which is generated from a theoretical, long-term and multilateral perspective. And this spirit will be handed on to the next generation by a renewed strategy, mentorship and reorientation under a reorganized structure.

 

Mentors

My mentor is Mr. Masami Ohishi, former chairman of the company, who gave me a lot of chances to learn many issues regarding mental attitude, true way of life, prescriptive social norm, sense of ethics, and so on. Most impressive word given by him is as below. (Quotes-2.)

And mentor’s telling leads us to contribute to Japan and overseas society through business activities.

 

Quotes

-1. “Always embrace a new day and make new changes.” (proverb from ancient China)

-2. “Unselfish thinking and actions for others improve our quality of life.” (By Mr.Ohishi, founder of Ohishi Sangyo Co., Ltd.)

 


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