Biographies of Directors

Hiroshi Ishino

Hiroshi Ishino Independent External Director Chairperson of the Board Chairperson 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)

Jörg Raupach Sumiya

Jörg Raupach Sumiya Independent External Director Chairperson 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)

Kunihito Minakawa

Kunihito Minakawa Independent External Director Chairperson 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)

Shinji Asatsuma

Shinji Asatsuma Independent External Director

Mr. Shinji Asatsuma has been elected as an External Director of the Company since June 2022. He was in charge of accounting, finance, business strategy and overseas operations in a major international manufacturer and as a Director and Senior Executive Officer, he is in charge of the overall management division, and has promoted the formulation of business strategies and overseas business expansion. It is expected that he will contribute to the supervisory function of the Board including in overseeing the 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 finance, accounting and risk management.

■Brief career history

April 1984 Joined Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
April 2012 Executive Officer, General Manager Corporate Planning Office, Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
April 2015 Senior Executive Officer, General Manager International Div., Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
June 2016 Director, Senior Executive Officer, General Manager Administration Div., Kansai paint Co., Ltd.
April 2018

Director, Senior Executive Officer, in charge of Business Management, Corporate Planning, IS,

Human Resources Planning, General Manager Administration Div., Kansai paint Co., Ltd.

June 2019 External Director, Kyushu Railway Company (Incumbent)
June 2022 Director, the Company (Incumbent)

Shigeki Mori

Shigeki Mori Director Representative Executive Officer President and Chief Executive Officer (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)

Munehiro Hosonuma

Munehiro Hosonuma Director Representative Executive Officer Vice President and Chief Operating Offier (COO)

After having worked for a leading Japanese design office and a major international management consulting company, Mr. Munehiro Hosonuma joined a major international manufacturer, held important positions in the business division, and then joined NSG in August 2018. He was involved in the formulation of the Group’s Medium Term Plan and business management as Chief Corporate Planning Officer. In January 2021, he was appointed Head of Architectural Glass SBU and led the business unit. He was appointed Representative Executive Officer, Vice President and COO in April 2022 and since then, has taken leadership in the whole Group business. It is expected that he will contribute to the decision-making function of the Board based upon such ample experiences and achievements in business strategy and business operations. He was appointed Director in June 2022.

■Brief career history

April 1998 Joined Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
July 2005 Joined Boston Consulting Group
October 2010

Joined Sumitomo 3M Limited (Currently 3M Japan Limited)

Business Development Senior Manager, Display and Graphics Business Group

September 2013 General Manager, Cleaning and Workplace Safety Division, Sumitomo 3M Japan Limited
April 2017 General Manager, Infection Prevention Division, 3M Japan Limited
August 2018

Joined the Company

Senior Corporate Officer, Chief Corporate Planning Officer

January 2021 Senior Executive Officer, Head of Architectural Glass SBU
April 2022 Representative Executive Officer, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Incumbent)
June 2022 Director (Incumbent)

Tony Fradgley

Tony Fradgley Director Senior Executive Officer Chief Transformation Officer (CTrO)

After having worked for the functions of accounting and business management in a major international manufacturer and in the UK of the Group, Mr. Tony Fradgley was appointed Head of Auto AGR SBU in February 2012 and from April 2015 as Head of Auto OE SBU additionally, he led the business unit. He was appointed Senior Executive Officer, Chief Transformation Officer in October 2020 and since then, has taken leadership in the Group’s cost structure reform in the whole Group business which is one of the material initiatives of the Medium Term Plan. It is expected that his ample experiences and achievements in business management and business operations will contribute to the decision-making function of the Board. He was appointed Director in June 2022.

■Brief career history

January 1989 Joined RAC Motoring Services Ltd.
November 1994 Finance Manager, Operations, RAC Motoring Sevices Ltd.
September 1996

Joined GE Capital (Currently CTR Ltd. & TIP Trailer Rental Ltd.)

Financial Controller, CTR Europe

September 1998

Joined Pilkington plc (Currently Pilkington Group Ltd.)

Financial Controller, Automotive (hereafter "Auto") AGR Europe

January 2004 Finance Director, Auto UK and Auto AGR Europe, Pilkington plc
January 2006 Finance Director, Auto AGR, Pilkington plc
September 2007 Managing Director, Auto AGR Europe
February 2012 Senior Corporate Officer, Head of Auto AGR SBU
April 2015 Senior Corporate Officer, Head of Auto AGR SBU and Auto OE SBU
April 2016 Executive Officer, Head of Auto AGR SBU and Auto OE SBU
June 2019 Senior Executive Officer, Head of Auto AGR SBU and Auto OE SBU
October 2020 Senior Executive Officer, Chief Transformation Officer (Incumbent)
June 2022 Director (Incumbent)

 

(As at 29 June 2022)

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