Yoshifumi Kashiwagi

Meet Yoshifumi  - Director Field Sales Shutoken Region

Yoshifumi leads one of our largest sales forces in the world. His team consists of over 400 Sales employees in the Shutoken region of Japan, which includes Tokyo. In this region, there are more than 87,000 unique retail distributors, each representing an opportunity to grow our market share. He and his team handle the sales of 130 different brands while building partnerships with retailers across the region. Their work takes patience, dedication, and teamwork.

Yoshifumi takes a hands-on approach, visiting the field with his team as often as possible to develop new strategies for success. He is proud of his team. “Our motto is ‘a team driven by passion’,” he explains. “I encourage my team to seize opportunities and leave no stone unturned.” It shows. Yoshifumi’s team has helped improve market share and build business in a highly competitive market.

“I encourage my team to seize opportunities and leave no stone unturned.”

Of Philip Morris International, Yoshifumi says, “They’ve given me many opportunities for career and personal development. I spent three months in London in an immersive language course learning English, which has helped me both in work and in life.” He is enthusiastic about the international environment of his office. “I work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, which allows me to broaden my perspective and enrich my knowledge.”


Yoshifumi Kashiwagi is from the historic city of Kamakura, Japan. He is an avid fisherman who also enjoys practicing karate with his son. Meet other people from Sales.

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