Company: Osaka City
Family Name: Kato
Given Name: Yoshifumi
Organization: Keihan Holdings
IR Stance: Advocate
Profile: Kato joined Keihan Holdings in 1975 and spent his entire career working his way up the executive ranks of the company. In 2011 he became president and chief executive officer. In a reorganization in May 2019, Kato became the company’s chairman.
Keihan Holdings is reshuffling its top executive team in preparation for the extension of the Nakanoshima Line to Yumeshima, the anticipated site of the 2025 World Expo and a major urban IR.
Yoshifumi Kato, president and CEO of Keihan Holdings, who announced last year that it was “his greatest mission” to connect by railway the anticipated IR at Yumeshima, Osaka, with Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto, is seeing his vision come nearer reality, according to a recent article in the Nihon Keizai Shinbun.