Nami Yamamoto, CEO of Yamamotoyama, founded 1690, has been selected as an Awardee for 2021

The Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation (EWA), announced today that Nami Yamamoto, CEO of Yamamotoyama, founded 1690, has been selected as an Awardee for 2021. "Nami is the first woman CEO in her company's 330+ years history, as the only child of the former CEO, her father, and she has taken on this role aware of her great responsibilities to carry the family name and brand forward with care and excellence," said Larraine Segil, Chair and CEO of EWA. Yamamotoyama is the oldest tea company and remains family owned and operated, drawing from its rich heritage and vast expertise to provide healthy and deliciously innovative foods. In 1690, the Yamamoto family moved from Kyoto to the new capital of Edo, modern-day Tokyo, and established a tea shop. The Yamamoto family still serves the finest teas and seaweed-inspired cuisine from its store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, located in the same spot for over 330 years.

The Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation today announced that after interviews with multiple candidates, Nami Yamamoto, CEO of Yamamotoyama, a 330 + year old company, has been selected as an Awardee for 2021.