From the Desk of the CEO

President & Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, JCB Co., Ltd. JCB International Co., Ltd. Ichiro Hamakawa

From the Desk of the CEO

The payment industry is evolving faster than ever with diversifying consumer needs and advances in technology. New technologies are accelerating the development of innovative payment solutions which will create brand new experiences for consumers. The payment industry is fulfilling an increasingly important role in economic development, and making payment solutions accessible to as many people as possible to advance financial inclusion.

Ever since JCB popularized the credit card as a pioneering payment system among Japanese consumers over fifty years ago, we have been meeting the ever-changing needs and expectations of our customers with convenient and attractive products and services. In 1981, JCB became the first Asian payment network to go global. Since then, the brand has grown and diversified to become a leading name in the global payment industry. For the future, we remain committed to expanding our Asian market business together with all our partners, stakeholders, and customers.

We seek to open new doors by leveraging the latest technologies as well as demonstrating flexibility to emerging opportunities in order to provide innovative products and services that will meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers.

Ichiro Hamakawa

President & Chief Executive Officer,
JCB Co., Ltd.
Vice Chairman,
JCB International Co., Ltd.