Asahi Kasei: Koshiro Kudo new President

Hideki Kobori (left) and Koshiro Kudo (Source: Asahi Kasei)

Koshiro Kudo is Asahi Kasei’s new President & Representative Director. Koshiro Kudo graduated from Keio University in Tokyo in March 1982 and started working for Asahi Kasei the following month. After holding various positions, Kudo became head of the Roica business unit in May 2008. In 2017 he became President of the Fibers & Textiles Strategic Business Unit (SBU) based in Osaka. Two years later, new responsibilities were added as President of the Performance Products SBU, in addition to fibers and textiles, he was in charge of the business with engineering plastics, synthetic rubber, elastomers as well as household and packaging materials. Kudo was also involved in the establishment of a new department for mobility materials, launched in April 2020 to focus on products for the automotive sector. As the new President of Asahi Kasei Kudo will continue the successful strategic work of his predecessor Hideki Kobori, who has significantly shaped the Group since 2016.