Gate 3 Medium-term Management Plan
Product and Regional Expertise
Mitsui has a unique operational organization that is built upon the two axes of product and regional expertise. Under this organization, we engage in its business activities while leveraging the respective strengths provided by these two axes and pursuing collaboration between them. One strength provided by our product expertise is our 16 Headquarter Business Units. Each Headquarter Business Unit formulates comprehensive strategies for each product it is responsible for, and these strategies integrate our domestic and overseas operations. Guided by such strategies, our Headquarter Business Units promote business activities around the globe. Furthermore, we are working to deepen the horizontal connections between each unit in order to leverage our comprehensive strengths. By doing so, we are promoting Groupwide businesses through collaborative initiatives between each Headquarter Business Unit. One strength provided by our regional expertise is our three Overseas Regional Business Units. We have divided the overseas markets on which we focus into three regions—the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific—and have put into place a trilateral structure that provides independence to each region. Acting as a cornerstone for our regional strategies, each Overseas Regional Business Unit is entrusted with the business operations in their respective area of responsibility. While collaborating with our Headquarter Business Units, the Overseas Regional Business Units manage a diverse array of businesses together with affiliated companies that operate under their jurisdiction. Furthermore, the Overseas Regional Business Units function as expert organizations that have thorough knowledge of information pertaining to their respective area of responsibility, and this knowledge is leveraged to form close relationships with prominent local companies. In these ways, the Overseas Regional Business Units provide the foundation for our global strategies.
By combining the product strategies of the 16 Headquarter Business Units and the regional strategies of the three Overseas Regional Business Units, which are implemented under a trilateral structure, we are able to realize an organic global network.
*EMEA: Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Note: China, Taiwan, South Korea, and the CIS region report directly to the Head Office.
Chief Operating Officers of the Overseas Regional Business Units
Sayu Ueno Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Operating Officer of Americas Business Unit
Hirohiko Miyata Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Operating Officer of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) Business Unit
Motoaki Uno Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific Business Unit