Isao Takashiro is Chairman and CEO of Japan Airport Terminal Co, Ltd (JATCO), Japan’s biggest duty free and travel retailer company and operator of Haneda Airport. Prior to assuming this position, he held numerous executive roles in sales and general affairs within the company.
Under his leadership, JATCO embarked on off-airport downtown duty free business in partnership with Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd and NAAR Corporation with the opening of a downtown duty free shop in Tokyo’s premium shopping district, Ginza, last January. JATCO’s new initiative sparked interest in off-airport downtown duty free business in Japan with its rapidly expanding inbound traffic.
Over his distinguished career, Isao has received several awards from the Japanese government including the Blue Ribbon Medal in 2011 and a special recognition from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. He is a graduate in economics from Aoyama Gakuin University.