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Message from the President


Soichiro Kurach

  • Born August 30, 1959. Raised in Aichi Prefecture.
  • Graduated from Keio University in 1983.
  • Completed an MBA course at the University of Chicago in 1985.
  • Subsequently worked for approximately 10 years, primarily in LBO, MBO, CLO, and high-yield public and private offerings, at Procter & Gamble (Brand Assistant at the Cincinnati, USA Head Office), Goldman Sachs & Co. (Associate at the New York, USA Head Office), Drexel Burnham & Lambert (Vice President at the New York, USA Head Office), Merrill Lynch Capital Markets (Vice President of the Merchant Banking Group, New York, USA Head Office)
  • Assumed the fifth president of Japan Cornstarch in November 2004.
  • University of Chicago Booth Business School , Asian Cabinet.
    Yale University, School of Management, Global Council.


  • Also serves simultaneously as president of Miwa Nosan Kako Co., Ltd., Central Japan Grain Center Co., Ltd., Kinuura Utility Co., Ltd., Nikkon Co., Ltd., the US company EverCorn Inc., and the Thai company Tapioca Development Corporation.

Membership organization

  • Director and General Policy Committee Member, The Japan Starch and Sweeteners Industry Association
  • Director, The Japan Root and Tuber Development Association
  • Member, Kojunsha Club
  • Member, Keio Club
  • Member, The Rotary Club of Tokyo