Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members, and Executive OfficersBiography

Members of the Board

Chairman of the Board

Fumiya Kokubu
Fumiya Kokubu
1975 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2005 Corporate Vice President
2008 Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board
2010 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2012 Senior Executive Vice President, Member of the Board
2013 President and CEO, Member of the Board
2019 Chairman of the Board

Vice Chairman

Ichiro Takahara
Ichiro Takahara
1979 Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
2009 Director-General, Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI
2010 Commission, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI
2011 Commission, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI (Resigned in Jun. 2013)
2013 Advisor of Marubeni Corporation
2014 Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board
2016 Managing Executive Officer
2017 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2019 Senior Executive Vice President, Member of the Board
2020 Vice Chairman, Member of the Board

President and CEO

Masumi Kakinoki
Masumi Kakinoki
1980 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2010 Executive Officer
2013 Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board
2014 Managing Executive Officer
2017 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2018 Senior Executive Vice President, Member of the Board
2019 President and CEO, Member of the Board

Senior Executive Vice President

Akira Terakawa
Akira Terakawa
1981 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2010 Executive Officer
2013 Managing Executive Officer
2014 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Members of the Board
2016 Managing Executive Officer
2018 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2021 Senior Executive Vice President, Members of the Board

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Mutsumi Ishizuki
Mutsumi Ishizuki
1981 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2011 Executive Officer
2014 Managing Executive Officer
2020 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board

Managing Executive Officers

Kenichiro Oikawa
Kenichiro Oikawa
1986 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2016 Executive Officer
2019 Managing Executive Officer
2020 Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board
Takayuki Furuya
Takayuki Furuya
1987 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2018 Executive Officer
2020 Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board

Outside Directors

Takao Kitabata
Takao Kitabata
2002 Deputy Vice-Minister, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2004 Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau
2006 Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (Resigned in July 2008)
2010 Corporate Auditor, Marubeni Corporation
Director, Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Present Position)
2013 Member of the Board, Marubeni Corporation
Chairman of the Board, Sanda Gakuen
2014 Principal, Sanda Gakuen
Director, Seiren Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
Director, Zeon Corporation (Present Position)
2018 Chairman of the Board, Kobe Steel, Ltd (Present Position)
2020 President, KAISHI PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY, Niigata Sogo Gakuin Academic Corporation (Present Position)

As of June 24, 2021

Kyohei Takahashi
Kyohei Takahashi
2002 Managing Director, Showa Denko K.K.
2004 Senior Managing Director, Showa Denko K.K.
2005 President, Showa Denko K.K.
2007 President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Showa Denko K.K.
2011 Chairman of the Board, Showa Denko K.K.
2014 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Marubeni Corporation
2016 Member of the Board, Marubeni Corporation
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company (Present Position)
2017 Executive Advisor, Showa Denko K.K. (Present Position)

As of June 24, 2021

Yuri Okina
Yuri Okina
2006 Research Director, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
2014 Director, Bridgestone Corporation (Present Position)
Vice Chairman, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
2017 Member of the Board, Marubeni Corporation
2018 Chairperson, The Japan Research Institute, Limited (Present Position)

As of June 24, 2021

Takashi Hatchoji
Takashi Hatchoji
2007 President and Representative Director, Hitachi Research Institute
2009 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
2011 Director, Hitachi, Ltd. (~June, 2015)
2015 Director, Nitto Denko Corporation (Present Position)
2017 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Marubeni Corporation
Director, Konica Minolta, Inc.
2020 Member of the Board, Marubeni Corporation

As of June 24, 2021

Masato Kitera
Masato Kitera
2008 Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010 Deputy Minister
2012 Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary
Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to People's Republic of China
2016 Ambassador to France, Andorra, and Monaco (Resigned in Dec. 2019)
2020 Member of the Board, Marubeni Corporation
Member of the Board, Nippon Steel Corporation (Present Position)
2021 Member of the Board, Japan Tobacco Inc. (Present Position)

As of June 24, 2021

Shigeki Ishizuka
Shigeki Ishizuka
2017 Representative Director and President, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
2018 Senior EVP, Sony Corporation
2020 Representative Director and President and CEO, Sony Electronics Corporation
Vice Chairman, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation (Currently, Sony Group Corporation) (Present Position)
2021 Director, Sony Corporation (Present Position)
Member of the Board, Marubeni Corporation

As of June 24, 2021

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Hikaru Minami
Hikaru Minami
1979 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2010 Executive Officer
2013 Managing Executive Officer
2015 Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Board
2018 Managing Executive Officer
2019 Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Toshiaki Kida
Toshiaki Kida
1984 Joined Marubeni Corporation
2021 Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Tsuyoshi Yoneda
Tsuyoshi Yoneda
2009 Commissioner-General's Secretariat, National Police Agency
2011 Deputy Directors-General, National Police Agency
2013 Commissioner General, National Police Agency (~January, 2015)
2015 Director, Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (Present Position)
2017 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Marubeni Corporation

As of June 24, 2021

Yoichi Kikuchi
Yoichi Kikuchi
2010 Head of Tokushima District Court & Family Court
2011 Head of Kyoto District Court
2013 Chief Judge of Division, Tokyo High Court
2017 Head of Hiroshima High Court (Resigned in Aug. 2018)
2018 Registered as attorney-at-law (Present Position)
2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Marubeni Corporation

As of June 24, 2021

Shigeru Nishiyama
Shigeru Nishiyama
2006 Professor, Waseda University Graduate School (Business School) (Currently, Waseda Business School (Graduate School of Business and Finance)) (Present Position)
2010 Auditor of the Board (Outside), Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited (Present Position)
2016 Member of the Board/Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, UNIPRES CORPORATION (Present Position)
2018 Specially Appointed Professor, Shizenkan University Graduate School of Leadership & Innovation (Present Position)
Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Macromill, Inc. (Present Position)
2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Marubeni Corporation

As of June 24, 2021