Sumio Maeda

CEO and President

Education:

April 1983 – March 1987: Bachelor of Economics, Keio University (Tokyo)

April 1980 – March 1983: Keio Senior High School (Tokyo)

 

Occupational Career:

January 2019 – present:

  • Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.
  • President and CEO

July 2016-December 2018:

  • Ajinomoto SEA Regional Headquarters Co., Ltd.
  • Position: Vice president in charge of business alliance strategy planning/execution and internal governance establishment

July 2015- June 2016:

  • Corporate Planning Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Position: Senior manager
  • (Concurrently assigned at) Ajinomoto SEA Regional Headquarters Co., Ltd.
  • Position: Director of business alliance planning

January 2014-June 2015:

  • Overseas Foods and Seasoning Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Position: Associate General Manager
  • (Concurrently assigned at) ASEAN regional headquarter
  • Position: Director of business alliance planning

July 2013- December 2013:

  • Overseas Foods and Seasoning Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Position: Associate General Manager

July 2008- June 2013:

  • AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE S.A.S. (France)
  • Position: Director of food ingredients and Hamburg branch general manager

July 2004- June 2008:

  • Overseas Foods and Seasoning Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Position: Business Unit Manager (Multiple seasoning products on global basis)

July 2001 – June 2004:

  • New product development group, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.
  • Position: Group Manager

October 2000 – June 2001:

  • Cooperate Planning Dept., Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.

July 1993- September 2000:

  • Frozen Foods Dept., Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

July 1990-June 1993:

  • Frozen Foods Sales Dept., Tokyo Branch, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

April 1987- June 1990:

  • Frozen Foods Sales Dept., Osaka Branch, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc. in April, 1987