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Manufacturing executive

Masahiro Sakane, manufacturing executive. Recipient National Commendation for Innovation, Japan Institute of Invention & Innovation, 2003.

Background

Sakane, Masahiro was born on January 7, 1941.

Education

Graduate, Osaka City University, 1963.

Career

Management positions with Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo, 1963—1989, director, 1989—1994. Chief operating officer Komatsu Dresser Company (Komatsu American), 1990—1994. Managing director Komatsu Ltd., 1994—1997, executive managing director, 1997—1999, executive vice president, 1999—2001, president, 2001—2003, president, Chief Executive Officer, 2003—2007, chairman, since 2007.

Vice chairman Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturer Association, 2001—2004, chairman, since 2004. Board executive director Japan Business Federation, since 2001, chairman committee Sub-Saharan Africa, since 2003, deputy chairman Japan-Russia Business Cooperation committee, since 2003.