April 19, 2016,10:00 +0900(JST) Message to Our New Staff Members

On April 1, we held a ceremony to welcome our new staff members. We are truly pleased that we were able to welcome many fresh members to our group once again this year.

At the ceremony, I stood on the stage, and each of the new staff members was called by his or her name, and then responded to the call before standing up. From the stage, I was able to see each of their faces clearly. While some looked nervous, some appeared confident and some uneasy. When I was a new employee, I guess I looked spineless.

  • Message to Our New Staff Members
  • Message to Our New Staff Members

Afterwards, I delivered my message to the new staff members, which could be summarized in the following three points:
- Master the basics of your work and do your work conscientiously based on the Sumitomo Spirit
- Strive to become a professional through constant efforts to improve and develop yourself
- Take great care of your communication with others

Although they will experience many ups and downs in their careers in our group, I am sure that they will be able to overcome their difficulties, as long as they always remain strongly aware of the above points. I sincerely hope that while taking due care of their health and safety, they will enjoy working in our group and demonstrate their capabilities to the fullest extent possible.

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SUMITOMO ELECTRIC President CEO Masayoshi Matsumoto

Born in 1944 in Hyogo Prefecture, Masayoshi Matsumoto joined Sumitomo Electric in 1967. After serving as General Manager of Chubu District Office, Managing Director and Senior Managing Director, he assumed office of President and CEO in June 2004.

His leisure activities include jogging, reading and art appreciation. Also a seasoned athlete, he played baseball in junior high school and practiced judo in senior high school. In university, he threw the javelin competitively and participated in all-Japan inter-university competitions.

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