From His Colleagues and Friends at the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC).
It is with deep sadness and a sense of loss and regret that the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) notes the passing away of Mr. Michio Naruto on July 14, 2009. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time of loss.
The GIIC would like to recognize and honor the tremendous contributions of Mr. Naruto, who served as the GIIC‘s Asia Co-Chair from 1998 to 2005. His leadership, vision, and dedication to the GIIC were vital to the establishment and success of the organization.
GIIC Commissioners will always remember Mr. Naruto with deep affection and respect. These global business leaders found him to be thoughtful, warm and a wonderful spokesman for Fujitsu, GIIC and Japan. His charming and humorous side made him a well-loved leader at the GIIC.
Mr. Naruto served in numerous senior executive positions for Fujitsu Limited. Under his leadership, Fujitsu accelerated its globalization program through overseas expansion and international alliances.
Mr. Naruto was active in a number of national and international industry associations. He was a leader in the Japan Business Federation (NIPPON KEIDANREN), the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), and the Japan-U.S. Business Council. He was involved in the Global Internet Project (GIP) and the Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce (GBDe), as a co-chair for the Asia-Oceania Region.
In 1997, he received an award from the Government of Japan for his work in promoting an information-oriented society.
We will surely miss this truly international business leader and visionary.