President and Chief Executive OfficerCompany
I was born in Nagoya in 1970 and grew up in Tokyo. I played basketball as a youngster and was active not only as a player but also as a licensed coach and official referee. For ten years after college, I was a high school teacher and taught chemistry. After the death of my father, I joined Iwata Shokai (IWATA & Co. ,Ltd.) and started my career as a business owner.
1992 Graduated from Keio University, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology
1994 Completed Master's degree in Applied Chemistry, Keio University Graduate School
2014 Ph.D：Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology for research on antistatic agents using ionic liquids.
2007- General Manager, Corporate Planning Office
2009- Director and General Manager of Business Division
2011- Senior Managing Director
2015- President and Chief Executive Officer
One's field of expertise
Chemistry： Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Ionic Liquid
Financial Planning： Affiliated Financial Planner
Education： A company grows with its people. Human resources education is one of my hobbies.
What are the main lessons you've learned so far in your career and how do you apply them to your management?
Be positive, Not negative!
Scolding is a necessary part of nurturing people, but praise is also important.
Many Japanese people have the habit of finding fault with others and criticizing them.
However, the most important thing in human education is to find out each person's strengths and personality and develop them.
I'm grateful to my parents. My parents gave me a lesson in what kind of person I should be and gave me the opportunity to be well educated. I am also particularly grateful to Dr. Masahiro Kakugo and Professor Hiroyuki Ohno. Dr. Kakugo and Prof. Ohno taught me how interesting and unique chemistry is and how I should innovate my work. And most importantly, they taught me what it means to continue learning throughout my life.
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