President of Aso Group. He started his career at the import-export company Osawa Shokai in 1973. He joined Aso Corporation in 1975 as Auditor and became Senior Managing Director in 1977, then President in 1979 and Representative Director in 2001. He has been Independent Director at Hoya Corporation since 2011. He also has been serving on the boards of Sumida Corporation, Toto Ltd. and Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co. Ltd. He graduated with a law degree from Keio University and from the New College, University of Oxford.