DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Asahi Kasei recently announced a change in the company's management. As of April 2022, Koshiro Kudo will assume the role of President & Representative Director. The current President Hideki Kobori will become Chairman of Asahi Kasei.

Kudo graduated from Keio University in Tokyo in March 1982 and started working for Asahi Kasei the following month. After holding various positions, Kudo became head of the ROICA™ business unit in May 2008. He became President of the Fibers & Textiles Strategic Business Unit (SBU) based in Osaka in 2017. Two years later, Kudo was given additional responsibilities as President of the Performance Products SBU, in addition to fibers and textiles, he was in charge of the business with engineering plastics, synthetic rubber, elastomers as well as household and packaging materials. Kudo was also involved in the establishment of a new department for mobility materials, launched in April 2020 to focus on products for the automotive sector.

Kudo will continue the strategic work of his predecessor Kobori, who has shaped the group since 2016. 

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