Appointed to the Board of IHH Healthcare Berhad (IHH) in April 2024, Mr Yoichiro Endo is the Executive Managing Officer & Chief Operating Officer of the Wellness Business Unit at Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Mitsui) in its Tokyo Headquarters.

Mr Endo has over 30 years of working experience in Mitsui, mainly in the food business, the buyout fund, and the venture capital investment field. He has held various executive roles in Mitsui and Mitsui’s key subsidiaries. Most recently, he served as the Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Food Business Unit since April 2020 and was promoted to Executive Managing Officer in April 2023. In the field of food business, he managed various trading and investment projects such as grain, oil and fats, sugar, animal protein, aquaculture, dairy products, coffee and tea, pulses and staple food. 

Between 2007 to 2011, he was involved in launching a buyout fund and served as Chief Executive Officer of Mitsui & Co. Principal Investments Ltd, which has now become a prominent buyout fund in Japan. He worked in the United States between 1991 and 2004, where he established a corporate venture capital arm of Mitsui and served as CEO of Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners, Inc., from 2001 to 2004, after having worked for Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Orien Ventures, Inc (Venture Capital, USA). He led startup investment projects, especially in IT, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.


Academic/Professional Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering.

Present Directorship(s)

  • Nil


  • Does not have any family relationships with any directors and / or major shareholders of the Company.
  • Does not have any conflict of interest with the Company.
  • Does not have any convictions for offences within the past five years other than for traffic offences, if any.
Yoichiro Endo

Yoichiro Endo

Non-Independent, Non-Executive 

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Nationality: Japanese
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Date of Appointment: 1 April 2024
Length of Service: - (As at 1 April 2024)
Date of Last Re-election: -