Naoshi Hirose was appointed to our Board as of April 8, 2024. Currently holding the position of Managing Executive Officer and serving as the Regional CEO for the Americas, as well as the Regional COO for North & Central Americas at Marubeni, he also holds the role of President and CEO of Marubeni America Corporation. Mr. Hirose joined Marubeni in January 2023 and from April 2023 he held the positions of Managing Executive Officer and Senior Operating Officer for CSO, in which he served as a Member of the Corporate Management Committee, exercising oversight of Marubeni group’s business operations. Prior to joining Marubeni, Mr. Hirose served the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in Japan for over 35 years, holding key positions, including Vice-Minister for International Affairs.


Mr. Hirose’s academic background includes a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Law at Tokyo University and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University. With over three decades of such experience, Mr. Hirose contributes a wealth of expertise to the Board, notably in operational management, strategic planning, and financial matters pertinent to the aviation sector.

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