Minoru 'Ben' Makihara is the former Chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation.
Makihara became president and CEO of Mitsubishi Corporation in 1992, after finishing his term in 1998, he became president of the corporation.
A former chairman of the Japan-U.S. Business Council, he has encouraged cooperation between Japan and the U.S.
He attended Harvard Business School.
Awarded an Honorary Knighthood of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on 29 January 2014.