ABOUT Masatoshi Ito

Masatoshi Ito
(September 12, 1947)
Director (Outside,Independent)

Brief Personal History

April 1971 Joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
June 1999 Member of the Board of Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
General Manager, Food Products Division
April 2003 Representative Director, President of Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.
August 2006 Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
President, Food Products Company of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
June 2009 Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
June 2015 Representative Director & Chairman of the Board of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Current Position)
February 2016 Chairman of the JAA Council, Japan Advertisers Association (Current Position)
June 2016 External Director of the Company (Current position)
External Director of theYAMAHA Co.,Inc (Current position)

Main concurrent position(s)

  • Representative Director & Chairman of the Board of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Chairman of the JAA Council, Japan Advertisers Association
  • Director (Outside), YAMAHA Co.,Inc.

Reasons for the nomination as Director

Mr. Ito has extensive experience of marketing and business strategy in a multifaceted group company, and deep insight into management as a top management of a global company. From a practical and diversified point of view, he is expected to provide advice to the Company痴 management, and appropriately supervise the management of business. For all of these reasons, he is believed to be the right person for the Company to achieve the continued enhancement of corporate value, so the Company hereby proposes that you elect him as External Director who meets the Independence Standards of External Officers stipulated by the Company.