Mr. Niinami started his career in 1981 at Mitsubishi Corporation. In 1995, he was appointed CEO of Sodex Corporation, a food service joint venture between Mitsubishi and Sodexho, France. In 2002, he was appointed President & CEO, Lawson, Inc., then the Chairman of the Board in May 2014. Mr. Niinami assumed the post of Advisor of Suntory Holdings Limited on August 1, 2014, then became the President & CEO on October 1, 2014. He has served as Member of the Tax Commission of the Government since 2013, as well as a Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy since 2014. Mr. Niinami is a graduate with honors from Harvard Business School.