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- Eric Campbell
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
New York, NY, April 1, 2016 – Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (Mitsui USA) announced that Yasushi Takahashi has been appointed President & Chief Executive Officer as of April 1. Mr. Takahashi will concurrently serve as Senior Executive Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Business Unit of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui USA’s parent company in Tokyo.
Mr. Takahashi is a graduate of Keio University (B.A. Law). After joining Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 1981 he built his career principally in the company’s mineral & metal resources businesses, which involve global trade and investment activities. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Takahashi was most recently based in Melbourne, Australia, where he was Chairman & CEO of Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd. and Chairman, Mitsui & Co. (N.Z.), Ltd.
Mr. Takahashi has previously served in a number of overseas posts: Mitsui & Co. UK, Plc. (1987-1988); Mitsui USA New York Office as Asst. General Manager of the Mitsui USA Ferrous Raw Materials Dept. (1993-98), and later SVP & General Manager Ferrous Raw Metals and Non-ferrous Metals Division (2006-2007). From 2008-2010, he was Chief Administrative Officer of the Mitsui Americas Business Unit. Additionally, he completed the Program for Global Leadership at Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA in 2000.
He succeeds Mr. Motomu Takahashi who is returning to Japan where he will continue to serve as Executive Vice President of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. following a two-year tenure in New York as Mitsui USA President & CEO.