Management

Taro Tateiwa – President and Chief Executive Officer

Taro Tateiwa Mitsui Foods, Inc.

At Mitsui Foods Inc., our mission is to lead the industry as a provider of quality food offerings to the North American marketplace through superior customer service, quality and commitment.

Since 1971, MFI has been a leader in food imports. Now, in the 21st century, we offer products and services in food and beverage selections to our customers to serve consumers for a better life.

We look forward to serving you quality food and beverages.

Taro Tateiwa
President and CEO

Mr. Tateiwa has been a board member of MFI since 2011 and was named CEO in October 2013. Mr. Tateiwa has extensive experience in the food industry, starting as a grain trader, developing online market research business in food consumption, and investments. He also has experience in human resources, developing global HR policies and teaching more than 200 trainees through Mitsui’s global HR development programs.

Mr. Tateiwa holds a B.A. from The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) and M.B.A. from Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.

Jeff Lacy – Senior Vice President, Food Company President

Yong MaSenior Vice President, Beverage Company President

Joe BellittoVice President, Controller & Treasurer

Odalys Perez Dines – General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Kei Nakano – Vice President, Ingredients Division

Anne Murphy – Vice President, Human Resources and General Affairs

Organizational chart of our divisions (PDF)