The Japan Society

Yoji Saito

Yoji Saito has spent much of his life abroad. Three years in New York from the age of six, were followed by time in Bangkok, Singapore, Dusseldorf and London as well as Japan. Having lived in London for over three years, he is particularly fond of this city.

He arrived in London in 2012 to take up the post of Product Marketing Director, Living Environment Systems at Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. and in 2015 was appointed President & CEO of the company and regional CEO for EMEA.

After graduating in English from Sophia University, Tokyo, he joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1983. After working in the Planning & Administration Division, Living Environment Systems at the Tokyo Head Office and in the Global Marketing Department at the Shizuoka Works, he was transferred to Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products, Thailand in 2003 as Manager in the Marketing Division.

His time in Bangkok was followed by a posting in Singapore, before a return to Head Office in 2006. In 2010, he was appointed General Manager, Planning & Administration Division, Living Environment Systems, where he remained until his posting to London.

As well as loving county music, Yoji Saito is interested in all sport, but tennis and golf in particular. His biggest regret is not having enough time to play. His wife, Noriko, is based in Tokyo, but enjoys spending time on extended stays in London. They have three grown up daughters, all living and working in Japan.