Now ideas for wellness

About Meiji

At a Glance

At a Glance

Get to know Meiji at a glance – from our core business to our most important numbers.


Our Nutrition Initiatives

Our Nutrition Initiatives

Our goal is to improve the lives of people of all ages around the world through nutrition, from infants to older adults, and we are dedicated to achieving this goal.



Medical needs are always diversifying – here's how Meiji is responding.

Shinji Matsuoka

Photo of Shinji Matsuoka

Chief Sustainability Officer, Managing Executive Officer
Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.

Date of birth: April 19, 1960
Appointment as an executive officer of Meiji Holdings: October 2019

Shinji Matsuoka is responsible for leading the Meiji Group's sustainability-related initiatives as its chief sustainability officer.

Shinji began his career in 1984 at Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd., where he built up extensive expertise in confectionery sales and marketing. When the company was reorganized as Meiji Co., Ltd., in 2011, Shinji was put in charge of budget management in its health and nutrition division. After effectively balancing the division's income and expenditures, he was promoted as head of the company's confectionery marketing department in 2013. Based on his expertise in project planning and external communications, he was appointed as general manager of the CSR promotion department in 2017.
In 2019, Shinji was appointed as an executive officer at both Meiji Co., Ltd. and Meiji Holdings. Later he was assigned to lead Meiji Holdings' sustainability management department, where he worked to achieve the Group's Sustainability 2026 Vision.

Outside the Meiji Group, Shinji has chaired the Japan Food Industry Center's sustainability committee since June 2020.

Recognizing Shinji's achievements and extensive experience, Meiji Holdings promoted him to the positions of chief sustainability officer and senior managing executive officer in June 2024. In these new roles, Shinji is focusing on measures to achieve the sustainability-related targets of the Meiji Group's 2026 Medium-term Business Plan.