Our management team

  • Makoto Kato

    Founding Managing Director

    “I am a quick decision-maker, always creating simple strategy. I am proud of what we have achieved to date, in a very short period since the company was founded in June 2013, and I thank our motivated team members, our partners and end operators who are supporting us – together we intend to grow stronger....

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  • Philippe Le Bourhis

    General Manager: EU Maghreb Russia CIS Sales & Field Marketing Department

    “I joined the Kobelco team early 2013 and I am very proud of the opportunity to build up and lead the Sales and Field Marketing organization with such talented people. Together, we are making an impact in carrying out our KCME vision, strategies and plans. Within such a short period, we have achieved excellent results,...

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  • Masatomo Nonaka

    General Manager: Spare Parts Department

    I joined KCME on September 2014 from Kobelco Japan. During the early stages, I was faced with a tough situation, which is almost settled at this moment, due to the best customer service provided by our Authorized Dealer Network. I’m very lucky and happy to do business with the expert staff of our Authorized Dealer Network...

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  • Hiroki Nambu

    General Manager: Product Support Department

    I started with KCME June 2013 and faced  “culture shock” everyday during the start-up period. It was very different from my previous territory, which was mainly the Asian market. However, I am pleased to be working with our staff and dealers, learning a lot of European advanced technology and philosophy. With every challenge, I keep in mind  “Customer First”.

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  • Rudi van Olderen

    Manager: Finance and Accounting Group

    “My role is a combination of being a business partner as well as being the navigator when it comes to risk assessment. I strive for the highest quality with my finance team to support the further development of our business. Being a young organisation is challenging but also gives a lot of opportunities for our...

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  • Mathilde Pesch

    Human Resources and General Affairs Manager

    “Some of my biggest challenges in my role are finding the right balance, with suitable candidates, making timely decisions, while advising management. Additionally, standing up for a company, carefully implementing projects (that benefit employees), guiding employees and providing numbers/results. I tackle these, in a courageous, positive, result-driven manner, finding solutions with out-of-the-box thinking, taking Kobelco...

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