Yuzaburo Mogi ’61
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkkoman Corporation


Since 2011, Yuzaburo Mogi ’61 has been the honorary CEO and chairman of Kikkoman Corporation, the world’s largest producer of soy sauce. Mr. Mogi joined the company in 1958 and was appointed president and CEO in 1995, then chairman and CEO in 2004.

Mr. Mogi earned his undergraduate degree from Keio University and his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he is a member of the Board of Overseers. From 1994 to 2000, he served as a trustee of Columbia University and is currently a trustee emeritus. Mr. Mogi also served as the chairman of the Columbia Business School Club of Japan as the president of the Columbia University Alumni Association of Japan.

In 1999, he was awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon of Japan, in 2003 the Order of Orange Nassau from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and in 2006 the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Mogi is the author of several books, including The Day Soy Sauce Made It to America’s Tables, Overseas Strategies without Friction, and Borders Are to Be Crossed.