Mutsuo Iwai, a Japanese national born in Osaka, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo.
Mutsuo Iwai joined Japan Tobacco Inc. in 1983. He held a number of positions before being appointed Vice President of the Corporate Planning Division in Tokyo in 2003.
From here, he moved into Corporate Strategy before eventually joining the Food Business. His experience in this area began in 2005 in the role of Senior Vice President. In 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice President of the Food Business.
Building on his foundations in strategy, Mutsuo held the role of Chief Strategy Officer from 2008 to 2011.
He joined JTI in the Geneva Headquarters in 2011 as Executive Vice President and Deputy CEO, and also serves as a member of the JT Board.