Appointment of Bridgestone CEO and Representative Board Member Masaaki Tsuya as Honorary Investment Advisor to the Thailand Board of Investment Dec 2, 2015

Thailand (December 02, 2015) - Bridgestone announced today that its CEO and Representative Board Member Concurrently Chairman of the Board Masaaki Tsuya has been appointed as Honorary Investment Advisor to the Thailand Board of Investment (hereinafter BOI) in November. The Honorary Investment Advisor position was established with the purpose of assisting the BOI in promoting Thailand as an attractive investment destination both in the Southeast Asian region and in the world.


Masaaki Tsuya gave the following speech after receiving the certificate of appointment from Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.


“I am very honored and privileged to be appointed as Honorary Investment Advisor of the BOI.  Bridgestone has been doing business in Thailand for around half a century. Our business in Thailand now spans across a wide range of areas, from R&D, testing, manufacturing, sales & marketing and equipment of tires, to the sales & marketing of diversified products and raw materials. Taking this opportunity, on behalf of Bridgestone, I would like to express our wholehearted appreciation to all our stakeholders in Thailand, including, but not limited to, government officers, community members, various business partners, end-users, suppliers, employees, and friends. With the help and support of all these people, we would like to continue to improve the prosperity of our operations in Thailand.”


Bridgestone has been moving forward with business expansion in Thailand for nearly half a century. The Company has been recognized for contributing to the development of Thailand from an economic and industrial perspective, and these contributions are believed to have led to the Company’s CEO receiving such a prestigious appointment. Going forward, Bridgestone will continue to focus its efforts on contributing to the development of Thailand.


The award ceremony

Sixth person from the left: CEO and Representative Board Member, Masaaki Tsuya

Fourth person from the right: Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak




About Bridgestone:

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.


In the China & Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tyre production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 over countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.

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