Mr Kato is Mitsui & Co, Ltd's nominated director. Mr Kato started his business career in the iron ore division of Mitsui, where he gained experience relating to the mining industry, which became the backbone of his career at Mitsui. After completing two assignments in New York and attending MIT Sloan School of Management, Mr Kato held positions in Mitsui's oil and gas divisions. In June 2020, Mr Kato retired from his position as a Counsellor to Mitsui. Mr Kato is a Member of the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee.