Hidefumi ARAKI

Vice President, Global R&D Strategy, Shiseido

Mr. Araki joined Shiseido Company, Ltd. in 2000, where he was engaged in skincare products development. He was awarded the Minister of the Environment’s Commendation for Global Warming Prevention Activities in 2012. After managing various projects and receiving his MBA, he now leads Shiseido’s research and development at both domestic and overseas bases as Vice President. He is also an administrative officer of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan.