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Akio Mimura
Japanese businessman

Akio Mimura

Akio Mimura
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Japanese businessman
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur
From Japan
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 2 November 1940, Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, Kantō region, Japan
Age 81 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Akio Mimura (三村明夫, Mimura Akio, born 2 November 1940) is a prominent Japanese businessman notable for his positions at the head of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, and as Chairman of the Japan-Australia Business Cooperation Committee, for which the Australian government awarded him their highest civilian award for a foreigner, Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia.

Mimura is 19th Chairman of Japan Chamber of Commerce of Industry(JCCI) since 2013, which is the largest small and medium business association with 1,250,000 corporate members in Japan.

Biography

Akio Mimura was born 2 November 1940 in Gunma Prefecture and was educated at the University of Tokyo (B.A. 1963) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A. 1972). In April 1963 he joined Fuji Iron & Steel Co Ltd which became part of Nippon Steel in 1970, which in turn became part of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal in 2012. He rose through various senior management positions in the 1980s, becoming a board member in 1993 and Managing Director in 1997.

Board and committee positions

Sources:

Period Position Organisation
November 2013 - current Chairman Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
November 2013 - current Chairman Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
October 2012 - current Advisor Honorary Chairman Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
April 2008 - October 2012 Chairman Nippon Steel Corporation
April 2003 - April 2008 President Nippon Steel Corporation
April 2000 - April 2003 Executive Vice President Nippon Steel Corporation
April 1997 - April 2000 Managing Director Nippon Steel Corporation
June 1993 - October 2012 Director Nippon Steel Corporation
? - current Vice Chairman and Director Nippon Keidanren
? - ? Vice Chairman World Steel Association
? - current Director Nisshin Seifun Group Inc
? - current Outside Director Development Bank of Japan Inc
? - current Committee Member Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
June 2010 - current Outside Director Tokio Marine Holdings Inc.
? - current Member, Advisory Board Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc
? - current Member, Advisory Board Development Bank of Japan
? - current Member, International Advisory Board Rolls Royce Holdings plc.

Honours and awards

  • September 2012: Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia
  • October 2012: Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Australian National University
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http://about.anu.edu.au/__documents/committees/honorary_degrees/mimuracitation.pdf
http://www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/honours/S152%20September%202012.pdf
http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1147693&showInd=true
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=8575690&ticker=5401:JP
http://www.ngmf.com/ngmf2011/speakers/06.html
http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/biography/M-R/Mimura-Akio-1940.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/15/business/chamber-of-commerce-appoints-nippon-steels-mimura-as-next-head
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/21/business/new-jcci-chair-seeks-to-learn-why-abenomics-not-helping-small-firms
https://www.jcci.or.jp/english/
https://www.jcci.or.jp/english/about.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20140307001324/https://www.gg.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/honours/S152%20September%202012.pdf
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