Mr. Nishimoto is a member of the Board of Sumitomo Chemical 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 has 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 to 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 (CSR).
Mr. Nishimoto has also served as a member of the Strategic Council of Crop Protection, CropLife International since 2010, and as the Vice President of Japan Crop Protection Association since 2013. He holds a B.A. in Economics with honors from Osaka University and lives in Tokyo with his family.