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Definition: Akio Mimura
Mr. Akio Mimura is prominent Japanese businessman known for his positions at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.
He was born in 1940 and after completing his study in 1963 he joined Fuji Iron & Steel Co Ltd which became part of Nippon Steel in 1972, which in turn was merged with Sumitomo Metal and became Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal. He rose through various senior management positions in 1980s. He became a board member in 1993, managing director in 1997, president in 2003 and chairman in 2008.
Currently he is the Advisor Honorary Chairman at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. Besides, he is involved in 7 different organizations across 8 different industries. He also served as the vice chairman of World Steel Association.