Keisuke Okada joined ANA as a trainee aircraft engineer in 1974 after graduating from The University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering. He rose through the ranks and soon held a variety of managerial posts in ANA’s Engineering and Maintenance Division, including roles in Planning and Production Control. Okada moved on to Head Quarters as deputy director of Airline Alliances in 1998, where he oversaw ANA’s entry into the Star Alliance. He was then appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning and Cargo Marketing & Services for ANA Group and promoted to the board of directors in 2004.
From 2007 to 2013 he held the reigns of Alliances and International Affairs and was also responsible for the entirety of ANA’s IT services, which include the challenges of process innovation and digital marketing. During this time period, from 2010 to 2013, he was appointed to a chair of the Star Alliance Management Board where he created synergies and fostered positive business relationships with executives from other member airlines.
In April 2014, he stepped down from the board of ANA and is now serving as the Special Advisor to the Chairman of ANA Holdings at his office in Tokyo, on the 40th floor of ANA headquarters.
Okada is a cycling enthusiast and in his free time can often be seen enjoying the fresh air on his bike along the banks of the Tama River in suburban Tokyo. He currently resides in Tokyo with his wife, and is the proud father of two sons.