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Genichi Tamatsuka

Chairman and CEO, Representative Director Lawson, Inc.

Genichi Tamatsuka began his career at Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., where he was soon dispatched to head up the company’s Singapore Office. He subsequently studied in the U.S. where he earned MBAs from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird University before returning to Japan.

He then joined Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. in 1998, and as one of the key members working under Tadashi Yanai, he took on the position as the President and COO in 2002. He then established Revamp Corporation in 2005 to help lead the Japanese capital investment company which brought Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and other consumer brands to Japan. In 2010, he joined Lawson, Inc. and assumed key management positions in the company running the entire convenience store operations and overseas operations. He was appointed President and CEO of the company in May 2014, and became the Chairman and CEO in May 2016.

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