JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation
Senior Vice President
Environment & Safety Department,
Quality Assurance Department,
Central Technical Research Laboratory
Dr. Jinichi Igarashi joined Nippon Oil Company in 1982, after he finished Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since then he had engaged in lubricant research and chemicals research, mostly lubricant research, at Central Technical Research Laboratory for about 30 years. During this period, he spent two years as a guest researcher in Division of Chemistry, National Research Council of Canada, from 1987 to 1989.
He received the Japan Petroleum Institute Award in 2007 and the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Technical Development for 2011.
In 2012, he became an Executive Officer and a General Manager of Central Technical Research Laboratory of JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation.
He is currently a Senior Vice President and a member of Management Council of JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation. He is in charge of Environment & Safety Department, Quality Assurance Department, and Central Technical Research Laboratory.