Tachi Kiuchi is one of Japan’s best-known corporate executives and a well-known pioneer for sustainability. He is the Former CEO and Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric America and is currently Chairman of Future 500.
As Chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric America, he built the Mitsubishi Electric brand in the U.S., and managed the company’s transition from the old to the new economy. As Managing Director of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, he broke with Japanese corporate norms to champion a “living systems” approach to business that included rapid adaptation, financial transparency, openness, cultural diversity, executive positions for women, and environmental sustainability. He even forged a bold agreement with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) to promote corporate sustainability.
Today, as Chairman of the Future 500, and CEO of Tokyo-based E-Square, he continues to press for profitable and sustainable business practices at Mitsubishi and other major Japanese corporations. He informs and inspires business leaders all over the world, and develops profitable and sustainable business practices at computer, electronics, automobile, and other companies.
Kiuchi is a popular keynote speaker at major global conferences on business, the environment, and Japanese-U.S. relations. In his spare time, Kiuchi skydives, runs marathons, climbs Mount Fuji, rides his bicycle to Future 500 headquarters in downtown Tokyo, and does 2000 push-ups a day.
He is the co-author with Bill Shireman, of the popular book What We Learned In The Rainforest – Business Lessons From Nature, featured in the Harvard Business Review, which declares the business-as-machine era over, and shows how companies can become as innovative as the rainforest, leveraging feedback to become more profitable and sustainable than ever.