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Time:March 23-25, 2019
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Sponsor:Development Research Center of the State Council
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Masami Iijima

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Business Circle

EDUCATION: Yokohama National University (Graduated MAR 1974, Faculty of Economics)


APR 2005:General Manager, Metals & Energy Administrative Division; APR 2006: Managing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Iron & Steel Raw Materials and Non-Ferrous Metals Business Unit; APR 2008: Executive Managing Officer; JUN 2008: Representative Director, Executive Managing Officer; OCT 2008: Representative Director, Senior Executive Managing Officer; APR 2009: President and Chief Executive Officer; APR 2015: Chairman of the Board of Directors


Vice Chairman of Keidanren AFFILIATIONS

Chairman of Japan-Brazil Economic Committee, Keidanren

Chairman of Committee on International Cooperation, Keidanren

Chairman of Japan-India Business Co-operation Committee, the Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Masami Iijima joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 1974, initially working as a credit controller in the Osaka Office. Early in his career he spent three months in Johannesburg under the company’s overseas trainee program, gaining hands-on experience at the forefront of the African mining industry. His subsequent roles were mainly in the promotion of mineral and metal business, including a six-year assignment in London, until his appointment as General Manager of the Metals & Energy Administrative Division in 2005 to oversee the company’s operations in the metal and energy industries around the world.

He was promoted to President & CEO in April 2009, quickly gaining recognition within the company for his championing of Mitsui’s long-held spirit of “Challenge & Innovation” as a means of creating businesses that has genuine value for societies around the world. He strongly believes that “it’s people that matter the most” for companies aiming to achieve sustainable business success.