Masanori Kato


Masanori brings more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry having held a variety of senior leadership positions.

He most recently served as President of Huntsman Japan, where he was responsible for all business activity, including sales and market development. Prior to that, he held various executive positions at ICI Japan, including Head of Japan operations. During his ICI tenure he also worked in corporate planning at ICI Corporate (UK) for the business areas pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, dyestuff/pigment, herbicides and fermentation.

Masanori is currently a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and holds a PhD in chemistry from University of Washington.