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Message from the President and CEO

Kiyoshi Sunobe President and CEO

  My name is Kiyoshi Sunobe, and I was appointed President and CEO of Sumitomo Corporation Global Research on April 1.

  Although the global economy is expected to grow steadily over the next two years, the rise of geopolitical risks could negatively impact this steady growth. At the same time, in some parts of the world, trade and economic policies seem increasingly geared toward protectionism. Furthermore, we expect that the trend of businesses seamlessly merging across industries on a global scale will accelerate in what has been termed the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

  Under such a fluid environment, the role of Sumitomo Corporation Global Research as an in-house think tank of Sumitomo Corporation Group, is to provide value-added information by combining external/macro information collected through our own research network with internal/micro information that Sumitomo Corporation Group gains through its day-to-day business activities.

  I am very excited to continue providing high quality business intelligence to all our stakeholders, and look forward to your continuous support and understanding of our organization`s activities.

April 1, 2018
Kiyoshi Sunobe
President and CEO

Company Data

Company Name Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.
Establishment Date April 1, 2004
Paid-in Capital 50million yens
Stockholder Sumitomo Corporation (100%)
President and CEO Kiyoshi Sunobe (Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Corporation)
Board Directors Executive Vice President:   Hiroyuki Kojima
Director (part-time):   Hideki Yamano
Number of Employees 37
2-3-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8601 Japan
Business Description Studies, analysis, research and consulting on issues related to domestic and international politics, economics and trade, etc.

(As of October 1, 2018)

Our Expertise

Economic Analysis

By combining macro-economic information, such as Global and Japanese Economy, World Trade, with its in-house business oriented information, SCGR provides analysis and forecast of the economic environment around the world.

Market Analysis

By combining market information with in-house information derived from natural resources and energy trading and investment, SCGR offers their views on the current market trend and outlook of the international commodity market.

International Analysis

SCGR keeps track of developments in international affairs, as well as the political and economic situation of individual countries with country risk information, and provides views on the potential impact on our business operations world-wide.

Business Strategy Analysis

SCGR provides analyses of next generation businesses, technologies and environmental issues.



(As of October 1, 2018)