Yoshimitsu Kobayashi

Job Title Chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and Chairman of Keizai Doyukai
Country Japan
Current Employer Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and Keizai Doyukai

His career started at Mitsubishi Chemical Industries (current Mitsubishi Chemical) in 1974. After managing optical media business, he led Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings as CEO from 2007 for eight years and has currently been Chairman since 2015.

Kobayashi assumed several key roles to lead the Japan economy. He assumed a position of Doyukai Chairman from 2015 to 2019. He served as Chairman of Japan Petrochemical Industry Association from 2012 to 2014 and Chairman of Japna Chemical Industry Association from 2014 to 2016. Also he was appointed Chairman of Council on Competitiveness-Nippon from 2015 to 2018.

Kobayashi has served as various governmental roles. He was appointed as a member of Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy from 2013 to 2014 and as a member of Council for Industrial Competitiveness from 2014 to September 2016. He has served as a member of Council fro Advancing Structural Reform since October 2016 as well as a member of intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters since 2015.

Kobayashi assumed Outside Director in Tokyo Electric Power Company and Japan Display rom 2012 to 2015 and has served in Toshiba Corporation since 2015.

Kobayashi received his Ph.D in radiation physics in the University of Tokyo in 10975. He also studied om the Herbew University of Jerusalem in 1972 and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa in 1973.