Nobuaki Kurumatani joined Toshiba after a distinguished career in banking and finance, most recently as President of CVC Asia Pacific Japan, a private equity firm. He joined Mitsui Bank (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., SMBC) on graduating in 1980, and by 2007 was an Executive Officer of the company. Subsequent assignments included serving as Deputy President and a Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, and his appointment as Director and Deputy President of SMBC. He has also held key posts at Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, and Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
Mr. Kurumatani has worked in corporate planning, public relations and internal auditing, but a constant thread throughout his career has been the application of financial know-how to helping companies reinvent themselves and recover competitiveness. He has stated that his goal at Toshiba is to help breathe new life into the company, and in achieving this he will be guided by his personal motto: never flee, face issues.
A graduate of the Economics Faculty at the University of Tokyo, Mr. Kurumatani is married, with a married daughter. His interests and pastimes are diverse. He loves sport, including golf and watching baseball and rugby, and also finds time for astronomy, all kinds of music, kabuki and art.