Tetsuro Masuda

Tetsuro Masuda



Date of Birth: 24th March, 1938
Nationality: Japanese
Family: Wife and two sons.


BA in Public Law, Tokyo University, 1962

Career History

1962 Joined Mitsubishi Corporation, Oil Dept. B, Tokyo
1966 Mitsubishi Corporation, London Branch
1970 Manager, Gas Carbon Dept, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo
1990 General Manager, LNG Business Division, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo
1994 Became a Director of Mitsubishi Corporation
1994 President of Mitsubishi Australia, Ltd
1996 Chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) PLC in London Chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation International N.V. EUR
1997 Appointed Managing Director of Mitsubishi Corporation and General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation's Kansai Branch, Osaka
2000-2008 Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo


Civic Positions Held

1994 President of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sydney Inc
1994 Director of the Japan Society of Sydney
1994 Director of Japanese School in Sydney 1996 Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in London, Inc, UK
1995 Chairman, the Federation of Japan Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Australia
1996 Deputy Chairman, Japan Club, UK
1996 Director, Japanese School Ltd.UK
1996 Trustee, Rikkyo School in England
1996 Councilor, Gyosei International College, UK 1996 Director, Japan Society in the UK
1998 Member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Trade, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1998 Member of the Board of Executive Directors and Vice Chairman International Committee, Kansai Economic Federation


Conference Talks and Presentations

"LNG Contracts", International Bar Association, 1987
"Japanese Economy and Energy" Cambridge University, 1988
"International Economy and Energy" Nanzan University, 1989
"Comparison between the economies of Japan and Australia", University of Western School, University of Pennsylvania in US, 1997


Publications, Essays and Articles 

Article on The Middle East Issue in The Nikkei Financial Daily Article in Sekai Shuho (World Affairs Weekly), published by the JIJI Press of Japan Since 2000, a regular contributor to Sentaku Magazine (mainly natural gas topics)


Awards and Decorations

The Most Distinguished Order of Paduka Seri Laila Jasa Third Class-August 2001