Tuesday, May 24, 2022

TAKUYA IWATA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Company
IWATA SHOKAI (IWATA & CO.,LTD)

Bio

Background.

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.

 


Education.

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.

 

Experience

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.

 

Mentor

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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