Taro Fujie

Member of the Board,
Representative Executive Officer,
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Tarou Fujie is the member of the board, representative executive officer, president & CEO of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Fujie has served in a variety of positions both at Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and the Ajinomoto Group companies around the world. He joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc. in 1985, and his long career include his years as branch manager and vice president of Ajinomoto (China) Co., Ltd., as well as president of AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION, and in Brazil as president of AJINOMOTO DO BRASIL INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO DE ALIMENTOS LTDA.

With a deep understanding of the Ajinomoto Group’s business across the globe, he returned to Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan) in 2017 as corporate vice president and member of the executive committee, overseeing procurement, IT, HR and working style innovation. In 2021, he was appointed to lead the Food Products Division, where he worked to strengthen innovation and enhance umami-like synergies both within the company and with partners.

Fujie graduated from Kyoto University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.

Career

June 2022 Member of the Board (present post)
April 2022 Representative Executive Officer,
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
(present post)
June 2021 Executive Officer & Senior Vice President
April 2021 General Manager, Food Products Division
July 2020 Chief Transformation Officer
June 2017 Corporate Vice President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
June 2015 President, AJINOMOTO DO BRASIL INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO DE ALIMENTOS LTDA.
June 2013 Corporate Executive Officer
July 2011 President, Ajinomoto PHILIPPINES CORPORATION
July 2008 General Manager, China Foods & Seasonings Dept., China Business Strategy & Planning Division
April 1985 Joined Company