Yoshiyuki Tanaka


President, DuPont K.K.-Japan & East Asia President, DuPont Asia Pacific Ltd.

Yoshiyuki Tanaka is president of DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha (DuPont K. K. Japan) & East Asia president of DuPont Asia Pacific Ltd.  He joined DuPont as a technical service representative in the Riston® products division of DuPont Far East Inc. (Japan) in April 1982.

In 1994, Mr. Tanaka was promoted to technical/planning manager in the Printed Circuit Materials (PCM) division, and also served as R&D Manager for DuPont MRC Dry Film Ltd (DMDF) in 1996.

In March 2001, he was promoted to director of the board of DuPont K.K. for director –iTechnologies and regional business director – High Performance Materials (HPM).

In December 2001, he was promoted to global business director for Printed Circuit Materials, Electronic Technologies, and transferred to Wilmington, Del. in March 2002.

In August 2005, he returned to Japan, and in 2006, he was promoted to global business director for High Performance Materials (HPM) DuPont Electronic Technologies. Mr. Tanaka was appointed president of DuPont K.K., Japan in January 2013. In August 2014 he assumed the additional role of East Asia president, DuPont Asia Pacific Ltd.

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Mr. Tanaka received a master of physical-organic chemistry degree from Tokyo University.