Mitsuru Claire Chino

Mitsuru Claire Chino

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Itochu International Inc.

As Executive Officer and General Counsel for Itochu Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 corporation with over 40,000 employees worldwide, Claire has contributed considerably to expanding the role of in-house lawyers. In 2010, she was named one of the top 25 in-house lawyers in Asia by Asia Legal Business, and in 2014, received an award as an innovative lawyer by the Financial Times. In 2011, Claire taught at Cornell Law School as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. She has also been active in promoting women’s interests in corporate Japan and was instrumental in initiating a diversity program within Itochu. She is the first female executive officer of any major trading company. Claire is also a classically trained singer and was a finalist in the Tokyo Voice Competition in 2007 and recently gave a recital at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo.

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