First President of Marubeni Co., Ltd.
Shinobu Ichikawa (1897-1973)
The first president of Marubeni Co., Ltd. He made Marubeni survive the difficult times just after the foundation, and led the company to the general trading company by establishing a global network, entering various business fields and merging with Iida & Co., Ltd. All these are the underpinnings of today's Marubeni.
On December 1, 1949, President Shinobu Ichikawa expressed the new firm's management philosophy in terms of fairness, innovation, and harmony, concepts that to this day have continued to serve the sustainable progress of the company.