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TAKESHI HAJIRO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

MITSUI & CO Europe plc

 After graduating from University of London (Bedford College) where he read Geography and Economics, he joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd in 1980. He was assigned to Natural Gas Division of Energy Business Unit where he spent the majority of his working life. He was involved in establishing many Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects Mitsui is participating in as a shareholder, where he accumulated experience in international negotiation, overseas investment and managing mega-scale energy projects. 

After 2006, he was heavily involved in the HR operation of the Energy Business Unit and he was elected to be the president of Mitsui HR Development Institute during 2013-2017. In April 2017, he was appointed as the lead staffer for ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Committee) assisting Mitsui management. In October 2018, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President and Executive Coordinator of Mitsui & Co. Europe at London Headquarters looking after government and external affairs.