Board of Directors

  • Hong Sik Park

    Chairman

    Mr. Park joined CPL as a Director on 18 November 2003 and was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 1 April 2013. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Suntory Beverage and Food (Asia) Pte Ltd on 1 September 2011.

    Mr. Park holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

    Mr. Park joined Suntory Limited in 1982 and was based in London with Sanwa International Ltd from 1987 to 1988 and in the United States of America with Suntory International Corporation and Suntory Water Group from 2000 to 2002. He has also served as Chief Executive of the International Corporate Planning Division and Overseas Corporate Management Division in the Global Business Company, Suntory Limited between 2003 to 2006, Chief Executive of International Division of Beverage & Food Company between 2006 to 2009, Deputy Division Head of International Strategy Division of Suntory Holdings Limited in 2010 and Deputy Division Head of International Division of Suntory Beverage & Food Limited in 2011.

  • Gen Saito

    Director & Group Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Saito joined as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CPL Group on 1 April 2014 and was appointed Group CEO of CPL Group on 1 July 2014. He was appointed as Director on 1 May 2014. Mr. Saito is a graduate of Keio University (Tokyo) with a BA in Business & Commerce, Econometrics.

    Prior to joining CPL, Mr. Saito was the Vice President of Business Development at Suntory Beverage & Food Asia Pte Ltd (SBFA). He joined Suntory Group in 1984 and has over 30 years of experience in marketing, business development, management, finance as well as M&A in Japan and internationally. Mr. Saito was the General Manager, Business Planning for Cerebos Gregg’s Ltd (New Zealand) from 1995 to 1998 and General Manager, Business Development of Cerebos Australia Ltd from 1998 to 2000. He has also served as General Manager of Suntory Limited’s Water Business Department from 2000 to 2006, Senior Director of Menu Management Division at McDonald’s Company (Japan) Ltd from 2006 to 2007, Director of Marketing & Planning at Pronto Corporation from 2007 to 2010, as well as Executive General Manager of the International Strategy Division at Suntory Holdings from 2010 to 2011.

  • Nobuhiro Torii

    Director

    Mr. Torii was appointed as a Director of CPL on 10 May 2010 and is also a Director of some of the key subsidiaries of CPL Group. Mr. Torii holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Keio University Japan and Master of Arts in International Economics & Finance from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA.

    Mr. Torii is the Senior Managing Director of Suntory Holdings Limited and the President of Suntory Beverage & Food Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Suntory Holdings Limited on 1 January 2011. Prior to joining Suntory Group, Mr. Torii was with the Industrial Bank of Japan from 1991 to 1997. He joined Suntory in 1997 and has held various senior management positions in Suntory Group including Director & Chief Executive of Spirits, Wine & Beer Company in 2007, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Development Division of Suntory Limited in 2008, Chief Development & Strategy Officer of Suntory Holdings Limited in 2009 and Managing Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the International Strategy Division of Suntory Holdings Limited in 2010.
  • Hideo Tsujimura

    Director

    Dr. Tsujimura was appointed as a Director of the Board on 1 April 2013. 

    Dr. Tsujimura joined Suntory Limited in 1980 and is the Chief Operating Officer of the Engineering & Process Development Division of Suntory Business Expert Limited and the Chief Operating Officer of the Intellectual Property Department of Suntory Holdings Limited.  

    Dr. Tsujimura holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Kyoto University and was conferred a Doctorate degree in Agriculture by Gifu United Graduate School of Agriculture Science & Veterinary Science in 1995. 

  • Katsuyasu Kato

    Mr. Kato was appointed as Director of CPL on 2 April 2015. Mr. Kato holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Suntory Beverage and Food Asia Pte Ltd (SBFA) on 1 April 2015.

    Prior to joining CPL and SBFA, Mr. Kato was the Executive Chairman of Suntory Pepsico Vietnam Beverage Co. Ltd from April 2013 to March 2015 and he is still holding a concurrent appointment as the Non-Executive Chairman of Suntory Pepsico Vietnam Beverage.  

    Mr. Kato has over 30 years of experience in Finance and Accounting and has held various senior management positions in Suntory Group.  Mr. Kato joined Suntory Group’s Finance Division in 1984. From 1996 to 2000, he was the Finance Manager in Suntory International (USA).  Mr. Kato was appointed as General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division from 2000 to 2005.  He moved to Food & Beverages Division from April 2005 to March 2008, before being promoted to Senior General Manager from April 2008 to March 2010.  Mr. Kato also served as the Senior Vice President in Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC (USA) from April 2010 to November 2012.