Mr. Santo joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 1981. He resided in Houston, U.S. for 7 years and Chile for 8 years, after studying in Spain. In 2012, he was appointed as Senior Vice President, Div. COO of Environment & Infrastructure Business Division and in charge of various infrastructure related business including oil & gas, transportation, industrial facilities and water treatment. In addition, he promoted environmental related business which includes materialization of hydrogen supply chain in collaboration with Chiyoda. He was assigned as an external director of Chiyoda for 3 years from 2013. In 2016, he took the post of Senior Vice President, Regional CEO, Latin America and resided in Brazil, and was responsible for overall control of Mitsubishis business in Latin America countries.
Mr. Santo joined Chiyoda in April 2017 as a Senior Executive Vice President, and became President & CEO in June 2017.
«Changes bring opportunities»: Mr. Santo believes that now is the ideal opportunity to transform the company and establish the way-forward for further growth, when the advent of the 4th industrial revolution is said to be expected due to global warming, digital innovation of IOT. Also he says «Grasp the big picture, and start from minimal» to make profit consistently with a wide perspective of business. He is going to lead the company aiming at the position of No.1 contractor, by steady implementation of the work in one-team.