Takayuki Fuse, President and CEO of Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. unexpectly passed away at the age of 61, as reported by the Japanese beverage giant today. Kirin Holding’s CEO Yoshinori Isozaki will temporarily take charge of the business.
Fuse joined Kirin group in 1982 and held various positions in sales and marketing before becoming head of Kirin’s beer business in 2015. Just last month, he had been appointed as chairman of the Brewers Association of Japan.
According to a report by Reuters, Fuse succumbed to ventricular fibrillation at a Tokyo hospital on Thursday.
Date of birth:
February 17, 1960
Representative Director, President & CEO, Kirin Brewery
Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Ltd.
Representative Director, President of Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited
Sales Manager of Osaka Branch under Kinkiken Regional Head Office of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Manager of Shutoken Sales Planning Department under Shutoken Regional Head Office
Sales Planning Deputy Manager of Sales Department
Sales Department Manager of Tokyo Branch under Shutoken Regional Head Office
Joined Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
BA of Commerce, Waseda University, March 1982