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Ownership and Management

ANZCO is 100% owned by Japan’s Itoham Yonekyu. Our management team is based in New Zealand, with the full support of Itoham Yonekyu and the ANZCO board, ensuring ANZCO Foods continues to position itself as a leader in the New Zealand food sector


Koichi Ito

Strategy and Business Development Manager

ANZCO’s Strategy and Business Development Manager, Koichi Ito, has a strong connection to the business.

Itoham is ANZCO’s shareholder and Koichi is the grandson of Itoham’s founder, Denzo Ito who pioneered importing New Zealand mutton to Japan in 1958.

Koichi’s previous Itoham roles in retail and food service provide him with good experience for his current role in ANZCO. He’s worked in fresh meat and cooked products and this aligns well with his work with ANZCO’s Harvest and Food and Solutions operations.

Koichi formulates and develops strategy, evolving business direction, including differentiation and being future focused. He works to maximise the synergy opportunities between Itoham Foods and ANZCO, particularly around business growth., procurement costs and future business opportunities.

“My father and ANZCO’s founder Sir Graeme Harrison came together at the right time and my coming to ANZCO seems like fate,” says Koichi. “I’m really happy to be here and make a contribution to ANZCO and the wider industry.”