Mitsutoshi Akao is the Executive Officer of Space & Satellite Business at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), a satellite operator with a fleet of 16 satellites. SJC provides reliable satellite services over Asia, Oceania, Russia, Middle East and North America, and also operates Japan’s largest DTH platform, “Sky Perfect TV!”

After graduating from Keio University in 1983, he started his career at NEC Corporation and was engaged in IT systems and International Sales. Then he developed his career as Manager of Production and Sales at NOMURA Co., Ltd., a multi-national exhibition and display company. In 1998, he joined Japan Satellite Systems Inc., which later became JSAT Corporation and merged into current SJC. Prior to assuming his current role, he was the General Manager responsible for managing Global Sales and Business Development.