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metal products executive

Akio Mimura is a prominent Japanese businessman notable for his positions at the head of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, and as Chairman of the Japan-Australia Business Cooperation Committee, for which the Australian government awarded him their highest civilian award for a foreigner, Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia.


Mimura, Akio was born on November 2, 1940.


Bachelor of Science, Tokyo University, 1963.


Akio Mimura was born 2 November 1940 in Gunma Prefecture and was educated at the University of Tokyo (BA 1963) and Harvard Business School (MBA 1972). In April 1963 he joined Fuji Iron & Steel Co Ltd which became part of Nippon Steel in 1970, which in turn became part of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal in 2012. He rose through various senior management positions in the 1980s, becoming a board member in 1993 and Managing Director in 1997.