Mr Ray Nishimoto is a member of the board of Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. and is responsible for the Health & Crop Sciences Sector. Sumitomo Chemical is one of Japan’s leading chemical companies with operations in five business sectors: Petrochemicals & Plastics, Energy & Functional Materials, IT-related Chemicals, Health & Crop Sciences, and Pharmaceuticals.
Mr Nishimoto joined Sumitomo Chemical in 1980 and has more than 20 years of extensive management experience and expertise in Health & Crop Sciences. He served as executive vice president at Valent USA Corporation (located in Walnut Creek, CA), one of Sumitomo Chemical’s affiliates in Crop Protection business, from 1998-2003. He became an executive officer in 2009, a managing executive officer in 2011, and a member of the board of Sumitomo Chemical in 2013.
Since 2010, Mr Nishimoto has supervised Global Crop Protection, Vector Control, and Sectorial Planning. His mandate for Vector Control is to provide integrated technical solutions for disease prevention in a manner that maximizes lives saved, as part of Sumitomo Chemical’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr Nishimoto serves as chair of the Strategic Council of Crop Protection, CropLife International, as president of Japan Crop Protection Association, and a member of the Advisory Board, Friends of the Global Fund, Japan. He also sits on the board of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership as well as the Malaria No More, Japan. Mr Nishimoto earned a bachelor’s of Economics (Honors) from Osaka University, Japan.