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ANA names Hirako as new president and CEO
Tokyo, February 17, 2017
 

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has appointed executive vice president and board member Yuji Hirako to succeed Osamu Shinobe as president and CEO from April 1, while Shinobe will become vice chairman of ANA Holdings on the same date.

 

In his 36 years at ANA, Hirako has held a wide range of senior positions within the airline and has led a number of major divisions, including passenger services at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, revenue management, finance and accounting, and marketing and sales. He joined the ANA board in 2015 when he was named executive vice president, accounting.

 


Yuji Hirako

 

Prior to this, Hirako was senior vice president for the Americas, during which he oversaw the inauguration of services to the North American destinations of Seattle, San Jose and Vancouver, and was named vice president of corporate planning in April 2010.

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