Taro Fujie

Representative Executive Officer,
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Taro Fujie

Tarou Fujie is the representative executive officer, president and CEO and a director 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

April 2022 Representative Executive Officer,
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
(Current Position)
June 2021 Executive Officer & Senior Vice President,
General Manager, Food Products Division
April 2021 Corporate Vice President,
General Manager, Food Products Division
April 2020 Corporate Vice President,
Chief Transformation Officer(CXO)
June 2017 Corporate Vice President,
In charge of Procurement, IT, HR, Working style innovation, health improvement
June 2015 Corporate Officer,
President, AJINOMOTO DO BRAZIL INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO DE ALIMENTOS LTDA.,
General Manager & Sao Paulo Office General Manager, Latin America Division
July 2013 Corporate Officer,
President, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation
July 2011 President, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation
Jul 2008 General Manager, China Department
April 1985 Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.,