Kazuo Ogino
Nihon Kohden Corporation, Japan

Mr. Ogino has served as the top executive of Nihon Kohden, Japan’s leading manufacturer and provider of medical electronic equipment, for over 20 years. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become an international billion dollar company. He has also moved the medical device industry in a very positive direction as chairman of The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations (JFMDA). JFMDA is an umbrella group of 20 industry groups and 4900 companies for the purpose of improving the welfare and health care in Japan.

His leadership has contributed to the advancement of medical technology. His achievements and reputation in Japan earned him the Japanese Blue Ribbon Medal for significant contributions to Japan’s electronic and medical equipment industry.