Mr. Osamu Tosaka, Outside Director, Kureha Corporation, Former Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Ajinomoto Co.
Apr 1971 Joined Ajinomoto Co.
Mar. 1994 Vice President, Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
Jul. 1999 General Manager, Fermentation Technology Research Laboratory, Ajinomoto Co.
June 2001 Director and General Manager, Kyushu Plant, Ajinomoto Co.
Apr. 2002 Director, General Manager of Corporate Kyushu Operations and General Manager of Kyushu Plant, Overseas Foods & Amino Acids Company, Ajinomoto Co.
Jun. 2003 Director, Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Kyushu Plant and General Manager of Kyushu Plant, Overseas Foods & Amino Acids Company, Ajinomoto Co.
Jul. 2004 Director, Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Kawasaki Plant, Vice President of Seasonings & Food Products Company, and Plant Manager of Kawasaki Plant 1, Overseas Food Products & Amino Acids Company
Apr. 2005 Director, Managing Executive Officer, Vice President of Food Company and General Manager of Kawasaki Plant, Food Company
Jun. 2005 Representative Director and Senior Executive Officer, Japan Foods Co.
June 2007 Representative Director, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Japan Foods Corporation
June 2011 Advisor, Japan Foods Corporation
June 2014 Retired from the above company
June 2016 External Director, Kureha Corporation (current position)
I learned at First Wednesday that the rise and fall of an organization depends solely on the development of its people. I would like to learn what real leaders have gone through to get to where they are today, and I would like to get as close to them as possible.
Through First Wednesday, I would also like to pursue what Japanese-style management is all about. I am convinced that Japan has the wisdom to create a world where various countries and ethnic groups can coexist in harmony in the midst of globalization. As a Japanese citizen, I would like to contribute to the peace and prosperity of the world in any way I can.