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Takeshi Niinami

Takeshi Niinami

President & CEO, Suntory Holdings Limited


Tak Niinami is the Chief Executive Officer of Suntory Holdings, one of the world’s leading consumer products companies with operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. Prior to joining Suntory in 2014, Tak served as CEO of Lawson, Inc.

Outside of Suntory, Tak has served on the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy as senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister since 2014. He is Chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.

Tak is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Board, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council in the US and Chairman of Asia Business Council.

Tak received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

International House of Japan

Asia Pacific Initiative