GZERO SUMMIT Japan 2022 | TOKURA Masakazu
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2021 Speakers
TOKURA  Masakazu
TOKURA Masakazu
Chairman, Keidanren and Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
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Masakazu Tokura was born in Hyogo in 1950. He graduated from Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo, and joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. in 1974. He was assigned to Sumitomo Chemical Europe S.A./N.V. in 1994. He was appointed General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office of Fine Chemicals Sector in 1998. He became Managing Executive Officer in 2006, Senior Managing Executive Officer in 2009, and became President in 2011. Since 2019, he serves as Chairman of the Board.  

He was appointed Chairman of KEIDANREN in June 2021. He accelerates efforts to realize Society 5.0 for SDGs as well as to establish sustainable capitalism. In doing so, the key will be to promote Digital Transformation (DX) for creating an all-inclusive society, and Green Transformation (GX) toward the target of carbon neutrality by 2050. He also takes lead in reinforcing business community’s initiatives to reconstruct a free and open international economic order.