World Knowledge Forum Speakers

Tsuneo Kita


Tsuneo Kita is Chairman of Nikkei since March 2015. He sets two pillars of growth; digitization and globalization of Nikkei Groupí»s business portfolio, and has led the acquisition of The Financial Times Group in 2015. Before assuming the current position, he was President and CEO of Nikkei for seven years. Nikkei Online Edition (, which was launched on his strong initiative in 2010, now has become one of the largest Asia-based news websites with over 540,000 paid subscribers. In 2013 he also led the publication of the pan-Asian English language news media Nikkei Asian Review ( Born and raised in the ancient Japanese capital Nara, Kita graduated Keio University in Tokyo with a degree in economics. After joining Nikkei in 1971 as a journalist, he covered macroeconomics and financial markets, and also was news editor in New York.
Media Industry at Inflection Point