Takeshi Niinami has been known as the President and CEO, Member of the Board and Representative Director of Suntory Holdings Limited since 2014. In addition, he has been a member of Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (CEFP) as senior economic adviser to the Prime Minister, and the Vice- Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
After graduating from Keio University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, he became an exchange student to Stanford University and also earned a MBA at Harvard Business School. In 1981, he began his career at Mitsubishi Corporation. He joined Lawson Inc. in 2002 and then was appointed for the position President and CEO.
Little was known about his personal life.