Noriyuki Sonoda is a Managing Director based in Tokyo. He was formerly employed by Kuraray Co. Ltd, a US$4.5bn Japanese textile and chemical company, where he worked for 37 years.
Mr. Sonoda was primarily responsible for developing the overseas trading businesses of both the textile and chemicals divisions. From 1996 to 1998, he managed Kuraray’s PVOH Division as Deputy General Manager and from 1998 to 2001 he was Managing Director of Kuraray Specialties Asia Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), the regional HQ of Kuraray’s chemicals business. Mr. Sonoda was educated at Keio University (BA in Business and Commerce).
Divested Asian electronic cleaning chemicals business to Nippon Kayaku
Equity capital raise and new Asian partnerships
Divested Indian emulsion polymer business to Apcotex Industries
Divested AnaJet to Ricoh
Divested to a Japanese chemicals & life science company
Divested Kienle + Spiess to Sumitomo Corporation
Divested S&S Worldwide, a roller coaster manufacturer, to Sansei Yusoki
Signed joint venture agreement with Belton Technology Group
Divested L&T Plastics Machinery to Toshiba Machine
Acquired Barclay Vouchers in Japan