Bridgestone South Africa

Shoshi Arakawa honored in Belgium

Oct 07, 2009

Shoshi Arakawa, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Bridgestone Corporation, was today presented with the prestigious Commander of the Order of Leopold of the Kingdom of Belgium. The Order of Leopold is the most prestigious order that can be bestowed upon an individual for his contribution to the development of Belgium. The ceremony was held at the official residence of Mr. Johan Maricou, Ambassador of H.M. the King of the Belgians to Japan, who presented the award. Arakawa was inaugurated as Chairman, CEO and President of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA ("BSEU") in March 2001 and held that position for approximately three years. The achievements of BSEU during his leadership period and his accomplishments as CEO and President of Bridgestone Corporation were significant in the evaluation of his contribution to the economic development of Belgium. "The decoration of Commander of the Order of Leopold that you bestow on me today, as I understand, is in recognition of Bridgestone's contribution to the economic development of your country," stated Arakawa at the ceremony. Mr. Johan Maricou, Ambassador of H.M. the King of the Belgians to Japan (right), presented Commander of the Order of Leopold of the Kingdom of Belgium to Shoshi Arakawa, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Bridgestone Corporation (left).

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