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Asahi Refining Appoints Shohei Yasuda as President to Asahi Refining USA and Asahi Refining Canada

May 01.19

Asahi Refining is pleased to announce the appointment of Shohei Yasuda as President of Asahi Refining USA and Asahi Refining Canada.

Mr. Yasuda also holds the role of Executive Vice President for Asahi Refining Florida, Inc., where he will work with the management team in leading the integration into Asahi Refining. Asahi Refining Florida, Inc. joined Asahi Holdings Group in March 2019 through acquisition by Asahi Americas Holdings, Inc, the parent company of Asahi Refining.

“I am humbled and excited to join an organization with such a rich history in technical expertise and demonstrated market leadership. I look forward to being part of the future growth and innovation at Asahi Refining.”, explains Mr. Yasuda about working with Asahi Refining.

Mr. Yasuda comes to Asahi with a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions.  Previous to his joining Asahi, Mr. Yasuda served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the publicly listed Hitachi Chemical Storage Battery (Thailand) PLC (formerly Thai Storage Battery PLC) where he played a major role in transitioning a newly acquired local manufacturer into one of Hitachi’s key global battery production sites. Before this, Mr. Yasuda had worked for Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd in their Corporate Business Strategy headquarters where he led numerous merger and acquisition activities.

Prior to Hitachi Chemical, Mr. Yasuda spent much of his career in the renewable energy sector, primarily engaged in management, structured finance and investment activities in USA and Europe.

About Asahi Refining

Asahi Refining, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Holdings Inc., is a leading precious metal refiner, trader, and bullion product manufacturer. The company maintains London good delivery refineries in the USA and Canada and serves a global client base from the mining, recycling, banking and bullion trading industries.

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