as of June 29, 2021

Board of Directors

Director (Independent)

  • I will assist and oversee executive officers from a broad,
    objective perspective in view of enhancing corporate value.

    Independent Director, Lead Director,
    Chairperson of the Nomination Committee,
    Member of the Compensation Committee,
    Member of the Audit Committee

    Mitsudo Urano

    Biography

    Apr. 1971

    Joined Nippon Reizo Kabushiki Kaisha (present Nichirei Corporation)

    Jun. 1999

    Director and General Manager, Strategic Planning Division of Nichirei Corporation

    Jun. 2001

    Representative Director and President of Nichirei Corporation

    Jan. 2005

    Representative Director and President of Nichirei Corporation, and Representative Director and President of Nichirei Foods Inc.

    Apr. 2007

    Representative Director and President of Nichirei Corporation, and Director and Chairman of Nichirei Foods Inc.

    Jun. 2007

    Representative Director and Chairman of Nichirei Corporation, and Director and Chairman of Nichirei Foods Inc.

    Jun. 2013

    Advisor of Nichirei Corporation (retired in March 2018)

    Jun. 2013

    Director of the Company (present post)

  • I will make a greater contribution in concrete terms to
    strategically utilize information technology and promote diversity.

    Independent Director,
    Chairperson of the Audit Committee,
    Member of the Nomination Committee,
    Member of the Compensation Committee

    Yukako Uchinaga

    Biography

    Jul. 1971

    Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.

    Apr. 1995

    Director in charge of Asia Pacific Products of IBM Japan, Ltd.

    Apr. 2000

    Managing Director and Head of Tokyo Software Development Laboratory of IBM Japan, Ltd.

    Apr. 2004

    Director and Senior Executive Officer in charge of Development & Manufacturing of IBM Japan, Ltd.

    Apr. 2007

    Technical Advisor of IBM Japan, Ltd. (retired in March 2008)

    Apr. 2007

    Board Chair of Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-WIN) (present post)

    Jun. 2007

    Director of Benesse Corporation

    Apr. 2008

    Director and Vice Chairman of Benesse Corporation

    Apr. 2008

    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Berlitz Corporation

    Oct. 2009

    Director and Executive Vice President of Benesse Holdings, Inc. (retired in June 2013)

    Apr. 2013

    Honorary Chairman of Berlitz Corporation (retired in June 2013)

    Jun. 2013

    Director of the Company (present post)

    Sep. 2013

    President & CEO of Globalization Research Institute Co., Ltd. (present post)

    Apr. 2014

    Board Chair of Japan Diversity Network Association (retired in January 2019)

  • I will further enhance corporate governance by thoroughly engaging in
    discussions on management strategies and ensuring management transparency.

    Independent Director,
    Chairperson of the Compensation Committee,
    Member of the Nomination Committee,
    Member of the Audit Committee

    Shuzo Kaihori

    Biography

    Apr. 1973

    Joined Yokogawa Electric Works Ltd. (Present Yokogawa Electric Corporation)

    Apr. 2005

    Vice President, Head of IA Business Headquarters of Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Apr. 2006

    Senior Vice President, Head of IA Business Headquarters of Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Jun. 2006

    Director and Senior Vice President, Head of IA Business Headquarters of Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Apr. 2007

    Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Apr. 2013

    Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Apr. 2015

    Director, Chairman of Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Jun. 2015

    Director of the Company (present post)

    Jun. 2016

    Director and Chairman of the Board of Yokogawa Electric Corporation (retired in June 2018)

  • I will pursue business model reform through the acceleration of digital transformation (DX), ongoing review of the portfolio and further enhancement of business management efficiency.

    Independent Director,
    Member of the Nomination Committee,
    Member of the Compensation Committee,
    Member of the Audit Committee

    Hiroaki Yoshihara

    Biography

    Nov. 1978

    Joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.

    Jul. 1996

    National Managing Partner, the Pacific Rim Practice of KPMG LLP

    Oct. 1997

    The Board Member of KPMG LLP

    Oct. 2003

    Vice Chairman and Global Managing Partner of KPMG International(retired in April 2007)

    Jun. 2018

    Director of the Company (present post)

  • I will contribute to the maximization of corporate value based on my broad management experience in a general trading company worldwide.

    Independent Director,
    Member of the Nomination Committee,
    Member of the Compensation Committee,
    Member of the Audit Committee

    Yasuyuki Abe

    Biography

    Apr. 1977

    Joined Sumitomo Corporation

    Jun. 2002

    Representative Director and President of Sumisho Electronics Co., Ltd. (present SCSK Corporation)

    Apr. 2005

    Representative Director and President of Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (present SCSK Corporation)

    Jun. 2009

    Representative Director, Managing Executive Officer, General Manager, Financial & Logistics Business Unit of Sumitomo Corporation

    Apr. 2010

    Representative Director, Managing Executive Officer, General Manager, New Industry Development & Cross-function Business Unit of Sumitomo Corporation

    Apr. 2011

    Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager, New Industry Development & Cross-function Business Unit, General Manager, Financial Service Division of Sumitomo Corporation

    Apr. 2013

    Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager, Corporate Planning & Coordination Group of Sumitomo Corporation

    Jun. 2015

    Advisor of Sumitomo Corporation (retired in June 2018)

    Jun. 2021

    Director of the Company (present post)

Director (Internal)

  • We will continue to create new value for society by reforming
    our business portfolio to adapt to the environment.

    Director,
    Chairperson of the Board of Directors

    Hiroshi Suzuki

    Biography

    Apr. 1985

    Joined the Company

    Jun. 1993

    Director of the Company

    Jun. 1997

    Managing Director of the Company

    Apr. 1999

    Managing Director of the Company, President of Electro Optics Company

    Jun. 1999

    Executive Managing Director of the Company

    Jun. 2000

    Representative Director, President & CEO of the Company

    Jun. 2003

    Director, Representative Executive Officer President & CEO of the Company

    Dec. 2011

    Chief Representative of Singapore Branch of the Company

    Mar. 2022

    Director (present post)

as of March 1, 2022

Executive Officers

Representative Executive Officer, President & CEO

  • Eiichiro Ikeda

    Eiichiro Ikeda is the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of HOYA Corporation (HOYA). Mr. Ikeda leads and oversees HOYA's corporate direction and strategy to ensure the Company creates value for the communities it serves. His vision is for HOYA to become an undisputed leader in the Company's selected markets through creativity and innovation. Before taking the position as CEO in 2022, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of HOYA Corporation (HOYA), responsible for leading the group-wide research & development and commercialization of innovative and indispensable high-tech solutions and products. Mr. Ikeda was also responsible for the diversified industrial research and technology organizations of HOYA. He had also led the EUV blanks and HDD substrates businesses that have both been key growth drivers of the Company in recent years.

    Mr. Ikeda joined HOYA in 1992 and grew his career within the organization. In early 2010, he took on the role of Co-CEO of the Memory Disk Division and General Manager of Media and later on became Head of Optical Lens from late 2010 to 2012. He was then promoted to Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Information Technology (IT) in 2013 before taking on the role of Group CTO in 2015 and President of the Eyecare Division in 2019. Not limited to high-tech sectors, he has also contributed to the growth of HOYA's Contact Lens division during his tenure, demonstrating the ability to manage various types of businesses. In addition, he also has a successful track record in business execution, such as concluding the sale of the HDD glass media business.

    Mr. Ikeda holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Chuo University in Japan. He is Japanese and is currently based in Singapore.

Representative Executive Officer, CFO

  • Ryo Hirooka

    Ryo Hirooka is the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of HOYA Corporation (HOYA) and is responsible for the strategic financial leadership of the Company's operations. As CFO, Mr. Hirooka adopts a proactive and agile financial strategy focusing on capital efficiency. Over the years, he has focused on cash generation and executing initiatives such as promoting CCC (Cash Conversion Cycle), all of which have gained positive attention within the investor community.

    Mr. Hirooka joined the Finance Department of HOYA in 2002 before moving to Netherlands where the Group's Global Financial HQ is located. There, he held various positions such as President of the Dutch Holding company to the Group's Deputy CFO from 2004 to 2013, contributing to finance, tax, accounting, strategic financial planning, and treasury at a group level. Mr. Hirooka became Group CFO in 2013 and was appointed as a Representative Executive Officer of the Company the following year.
    Prior to HOYA, Mr. Hirooka began his career at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (former Sumitomo Trust Bank, Limited), where he worked in the areas of finance and capital markets.

    Mr. Hirooka holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. He is Japanese and is currently based in Singapore.

Executive Officer, Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Legal Officer

  • Augustine Yee

    Mr. Yee is the Global Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Legal Officer at HOYA Corporation (HOYA) and has more than two decades of broad experience in biomedical and high technology management, with an emphasis on the execution of business/commercial, M&A, operational and compliance/governance-related matters.

    He joined HOYA in 2014 and has previously held group-wide oversight responsibility for functions such as corporate and business development, strategy, M&A, venture capital, legal and intellectual property.

    Prior to joining HOYA, Mr. Yee held a range of business, corporate development, and legal senior executive roles at Deltagen (as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Corporate Development, ultimately becoming Senior Vice President of Corporate Development), Prometheus Laboratories (where he was Vice President and Head of Business and Corporate Development), and Archemix Corp (where he was Vice President of Business Development). Most recently, Mr. Yee was based in China as the Head of Asia Pacific Regional and Corporate Business Development for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where he also held the concurrent in-country role of Vice President of Business Development and New Product Planning for AstraZeneca China.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Yee practiced law at large U.S.-based law firms such as Lyon and Lyon, where he was a patent and intellectual property attorney, and Pillsbury Winthrop, where he was a corporate, securities and technology attorney. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to U.S. Federal District Court Judge Edward Rafeedie, Central District of California. Prior to law school, Mr. Yee was a scientist at the Salk Institute for Biotechnology, Industrial Associates.

    Mr. Yee received his degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego, his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, and he is a registered U.S. patent attorney. He is American and is currently based in Singapore.

Executive Officer, Chief Sustainability (ESG) Officer

  • Tomoko Nakagawa

    As Chief Sustainability Officer, Ms. Nakagawa is responsible for developing and implementing the Sustainability strategy across the Group’s global operations, products, and supply chains. She will focus on engaging and actively communicating HOYA’s strategic Sustainability agenda to external stakeholders. In this role, she will lead the sustainable growth of the organization leveraging on her many years of expertise in Compliance and through her various experiences in managing the Compliance Helpline and leading the Gender Diversity project for the Japanese divisions.

    Ms. Nakagawa joined HOYA in 1990 and grew her career within the organization. She started out in the International Department, which she was responsible for promoting the globalization of the Group. She then joined the Legal Department, where she was in charge of Compliance before taking on the role of General Manager of the General Affairs Department in 2005. In 2019, Ms. Nakagawa launched the first Sustainability (ESG) Committee and was eventually appointed as HOYA Corporation’s Chief Sustainability (ESG) Officer and Head of General Affairs in 2022.

    Ms. Nakagawa holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Kenyon College in the U.S and is currently based in Japan.

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