Kazuya Yamashita completed his studies of Commercial Science at Keio University in 1995. He started his career in Toyo Ink Group as Sales Representative in charge of pigment dispersion for paints, textile and magnetic tape. In 2003 he started to work for Toyo Ink Belgium as Sales & Marketing manager for inkjet products. Then in 2009 he came back to Japan as Sales & Marketing Manager for the Inkjet Division of Toyo Ink Co. Since 2016 he is working as General Manager of the Inkjet Business at Toyo Ink Europe Specialty Chemicals.