Hiroyuki Kato BA — Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Kato was appointed as a director in November 2018 and is Mitsui & Co, Ltd’s nominated non-independent director. He is a member of the Risk Committee and the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee. Mr Kato started his business career in the iron ore division of Mitsui, where he gained considerable experience relating to the mining industry, which became the backbone of his long career at Mitsui. After completing two assignments in New York and attending MIT Sloan School of Management, Mr. Kato held various positions in Mitsui’s oil and gas divisions. In June 2020, Mr Kato retired from his position as a counsellor to Mitsui. He is a director of Obayashi Corporation, a leading global construction company.