Biographies of Directors

Yasuyuki Kimoto

Yasuyuki Kimoto Independent External Director Chairman of the Board

Mr. Yasuyuki Kimoto has been elected as an External Director of the Company since June 2016. In addition to his experience of having led an independent-majority board of a major international manufacturing company in his role as chair of the board, in relation to a certain UK subsidiary of a major Japanese financial institution he also had the career and experiences of having led its board in his capacity as then president and chair, comprising a plural number of non-Japanese independent directors as its members. It is expected that he should continue to contribute to the supervisory function of the Board including in overseeing performance of Executive Officers from an independent and objective standpoint as well as based upon his abundant management experiences in global companies, broad financial expertise, knowledge of risk management and perspectives with regard to business management.

■Brief career history

April 1971 Joined The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (Currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
June 1998 Director, The Sumitomo Bank, Limited
June 1999 Director, Executive Officer, The Sumitomo Bank, Limited
June 2002 Director, Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
April 2004 Managing Director and Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
June 2005 Senior Managing Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Retired in April 2006)
May 2006 President and CEO, The Japan Research Institute, Limited
April 2012

Special Adviser, The Japan Research Institute, Limited (Retired in February 2019)

Chairperson of the Board of Director, Olympus Corporation (Retired in June 2015)

June 2015 Corporate Auditor, DMG Mori Co., Ltd. (Retired in March 2019)
June 2016 Director, the Company (Incumbent)

Jörg Raupach Sumiya

Jörg Raupach Sumiya Independent External Director Chairman of Compensation Committee

Dr. Jörg Raupach Sumiya has been elected as an External Director of the Company since June 2019. He has international experience in the field of both business and academia, and is currently a professor at the college of business administration, Ritsumeikan University, one of the Japanese private universities. He is conducting research activities mainly on renewable energy and regional economy. It is expected that he should continue to contribute to the supervisory function of the Board including in overseeing performance of Executive Officers from an independent and objective standpoint as well as based upon his abundant management experiences in global companies and broad knowledge on ESG and portfolio-management and perspectives with regard to an academic expert and business management.

■Brief career history

June 1990 Senior Consultant, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
October 1995 Senior Executive Managing Director, Trumpf Corporation
July 1999 Research Fellow, German Institute for Japanese Studies
January 2001 General Manager, Administration, NEC Schott Components Corporation (Currently Schott Japan Corporation)
December 2002 President, Representative Director, NEC Schott Components Corporation
January 2011 Manager, Innovation, Schott Electronic Packaging GmbH
September 2011 Professor, FOM University (Germany)
April 2012 Professor, College of Business Administration Ritsumeikan University (Incumbent)
June 2019 Director, the Company (Incumbent)

Hiroshi Ishino

Hiroshi Ishino Independent External Director Chairman of Nomination Committee

Mr. Hiroshi Ishino has been elected as an External Director of the Company since July 2020. He was in charge of overseas operations at a major trading company, and since then has been promoting the Group's global strategy as president and CEO of a major international manufacturer. It is expected that he will contribute to the supervisory function of the Board including in overseeing performance of Executive Officers from an independent and objective standpoint as well as based upon his abundant management experiences in global companies and broad knowledge and perspectives with regard to business transformation and business management from manufacturing to sales.

■Brief career history

April 1975 Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
March 2003 Joined Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
June 2006 Director, Deputy General Manager, International Affairs, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
June 2008 Managing Director, Sales, Coatings Business, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
April 2010 Senior Managing Director, Sales, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
June 2011 Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sales, International Affairs and Procurement, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
June 2012 Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Office, Sales, International Affairs and Procurement, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
April 2013 Representative Director and President, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
June 2019 Senior Corporate Advisor, Kansai paint Co., Ltd. (Incumbent)
July 2020 Director, the Company (Incumbent)

Kunihito Minakawa

Kunihito Minakawa Independent External Director Chairman of Audit Committee

Mr. Kunihito Minakawa has been elected as an External Director of the Company since July 2020. He was a Managing Executive Officer and an Audit & Supervisory Board Member at a major international manufacturer, and he is currently serving as Financial Services Agency Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board Commissioner. He has global experience, a wide range of insights and practical experience in finance and auditing. It is expected that he will contribute to the supervisory function of the Board including in overseeing performance of Executive Officers from an independent and objective standpoint as well as based upon his abundant management experiences in global companies and broad knowledge and perspectives with regard to business management and professional expertise on finance and accounting.

■Brief career history

April 1978 Joined RICOH CO., LTD.
October 1997 SVP and CFO, Ricoh Americas Corporation
January 2008 Business Planning Manager and Business Management Manager, Business Management Centre, Overseas Division, RICOH CO., LTD.
April 2010 Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Finance and Accounting, RICOH CO., LTD.
April 2012 Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager, Finance and Accounting, RICOH CO., LTD.
June 2013 Corporate Auditor (Full-time), RICHO CO., LTD.
June 2017 External Director, Sony Corporation (Retired in June 2020)
June 2018 External Director, Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Incumbent)
April 2019 Financial Services Agency Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board Commissioner (Incumbent)
July 2020 Director, the Company (Incumbent)

Yoshihiro Kuroi

Yoshihiro Kuroi External Director

Mr. Yoshihiro Kuroi has been elected as an External Director of the Company since July 2020. He was a president of an overseas subsidiary at a major trading company, and has a wealth of practical experience in overseas business, IR departments and risk management, etc. as an executive officer at a major automobile manufacturer and major automobile parts manufacturer. It is expected that he will contribute to the supervisory function of the Board including in overseeing performance of Executive Officers based upon his abundant management experiences in global companies and broad knowledge and perspectives with regard to risk management and business development.

■Brief career history

April 1977 Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
April 1994 Managing Director, MCF Financial Services Limited
June 2004 Seconded to Mitsubishi Motors Corporation CSR Promotion Office to rescue the Company
January 2007 General Manager, Investor Relations, Mitsubishi Corporation
April 2010 Senior Vice President, Mitsubishi Corporation
July 2010 Executive Officer, Corporate Planning Office, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
June 2016 Senior Vice President, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
April 2018 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd
May 2020 Advisor, Japan Industrial Solutions Co., Ltd. (Incumbent)
July 2020 Director, the Company (Incumbent)

Shigeki Mori

Shigeki Mori Director Representative Executive Officer President and CEO

After having worked for the functions of human resources and corporate planning in the Group, Mr. Shigeki Mori served for a number of important positions of the Group including the president of a material subsidiary in the Architectural Glass business and the Head of the Technical Glass Strategic Business Unit. For two years from July 2010 he was based in the UK as the Head of Production, Fabrication and Marketing, UK and South Europe, Architectural Glass business. Based upon such ample experiences and delivery of results gained in both of administrative role and plural business lines he was appointed Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO in April 2015 and since then, has taken leadership in the whole Group business. He was also appointed Director in June 2015.

■Brief career history

April 1981 Joined the Company
April 2003 General Manager of Planning Dept. Architectural Glass Company
January 2005 General Manager of Functional Glass production & Technology, Architectural Glass Company and President of NSG Kanto Co., Ltd. (currently NSG Building Products Co., Limited)
July 2010 Head of Production, Fabrication and Marketing, UK and South Europe, Architectural Glass (UK)
May 2012 Senior Corporate Officer, Head of Architectural Glass Japan
June 2012 Senior Corporate Officer, Head of Technical Glass SBU
April 2015 Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO (Incumbent)
June 2015 Director (Incumbent)

 

(As at 29 June 2021)