Message from the CEO

Naohiko Yoshikawa

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Today marks the first day of my tenure as President & CEO of ITOCHU International Inc. As we embark on this new journey together, I am truly humbled and extremely excited by the opportunities that lie ahead. As you all know, ITOCHU International is the US-based subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, with its roots tracing back to 1858. Over the last 160+ years, it has flourished into a global force with approximately 90 establishments in 61 countries.

As the North American flagship of ITOCHU Corporation, ITOCHU International was established in 1918 and formally incorporated in 1952. With a legacy spanning more than 100 years of rich history, we continue to provide trading services across a diverse spectrum of products, manage a portfolio of over 20 subsidiaries and affiliates, and maintain a diversified range of investments.

Headquartered in New York with operations extending across the US, Canada, and Mexico, our organization continues to be involved in wide variety of businesses under our seven divisions that play in the textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food general products, realty, information, communications technology, and finance industries.

The North American market continues to be the largest and most important segment alongside Japan within the broader ITOCHU Group. My mission is to continue our success while fostering future growth. It is essential that we align our actions to meet the evolving needs of our customers, by empathizing with their sentiments and circumstances, and delivering solutions that resonates with them. It is my sincere desire and commitment to fostering a culture of agility and a sense of urgency to make every effort to identify customers’ needs and value addition. Collaboration with our esteemed business partners will be paramount as we navigate this journey together.

I eagerly anticipate engaging with you all to chart a course for mutual success. Your ongoing support and guidance are invaluable as we strive for excellence in the days ahead.

Warm regards,

Naohiko Yoshikawa
President & CEO
ITOCHU International Inc.