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

    Mitsudo Urano

    (Born on Mar. 20, 1948)

    Number of years in office of the Director of the Company

    8 years

    Number of shares of the Company held

    5,000 shares

    Number of attendances to the Board meetings

    9/9 times (100%)

    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)

    Important positions of other companies concurrently held

    Outside Director of Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.

    Reason for the selection for Director

    Mr. Urano focused on capital efficiency from the early stage in Nichirei Corporation, a leading Japanese frozen food manufacturer, and developed efficient management through company split-ups and informatization. He particularly has extensive experience and solid achievements on management informatization. In addition to the achievements in Nichirei Corporation, the Company’s Nomination Committee expects that he will make a great contribution to enhance management efficiency and transparency through giving advice and proposals on overall company management with his deep insight and extensive experience as management having served as an outside director and outside corporate auditor in other companies listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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

    Yukako Uchinaga

    (Born on Jul. 5, 1946)

    Number of years in office of the Director of the Company

    8 years

    Number of shares of the Company held

    1,000 shares

    Number of attendances to the Board meetings

    9/9 times (100%)

    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)

    Important positions of other companies concurrently held

    Board Chair of J-WIN, Non-Profit Organization
    Outside Director of Teijin Limited
    Outside Director of SINTOKOGIO, LTD.

    Reason for the selection for Director

    Ms. Uchinaga is a pioneer of female executive officers as she was promoted to the first female director of IBM Japan, Ltd. Then, as CEO of Berlitz Corporation under Benesse Holdings, Inc., she established a brand of a “global human resource development enterprise” and achieved superior results as the English language school at which Japanese management personnel are educated and trained so as to survive global economic competition. In addition, for many years, she has devoted herself to activities for promoting the active participation of women by corporations and has also provided the Company with advice on promoting diversity. The Company’s Nomination Committee expects she will even more greatly contribute to the effective use of IT for management purposes, the globalization of human resources, and diversity management in the Company.

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

    Shuzo Kaihori

    (Born on Jan. 31, 1948)

    Number of years in office of the Director of the Company

    6 years

    Number of shares of the Company held

    1,000 shares

    Number of attendances to the Board meetings

    9/9 times (100%)

    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)

    Important positions of other companies concurrently held

    Outside Director of Eisai Co., Ltd.

    Reason for the selection for Director

    Mr. Kaihori assumed the presidency of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, which operates a test and measurement business and industrial automation and control business, in 2007 when the company faced difficult business conditions, then was committed to turning around the company and achieved a surplus by changing the business model from hardware to software and promoting globalization. The Company’s Nomination Committee expects that he will contribute greatly to the Company’s management from his performance that he boldly responded to changes in the business environment and achieved results and by giving advice on strengthening of software business, which is a challenge for the Life Care segment, an area expected to grow, based on his extensive experience.

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

    Hiroaki Yoshihara

    (Born on Feb. 9, 1957)

    Number of years in office of the Director of the Company

    3 years

    Number of shares of the Company held

    0 share

    Number of attendances to the Board meetings

    9/9 times (100%)

    Biography

    Nov. 1978

    Joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.

    Jul. 1996

    National Managing Partner, the Pacific Rim Practice of KPMG LLP

    Oct. 1997

    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)

    Important positions of other companies concurrently held

    Outside Director of Eisai Co., Ltd.

    Reason for the selection for Director

    Mr. Kaihori assumed the presidency of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, which operates a test and measurement business and industrial automation and control business, in 2007 when the company faced difficult business conditions, then was committed to turning around the company and achieved a surplus by changing the business model from hardware to software and promoting globalization. The Company’s Nomination Committee expects that he will contribute greatly to the Company’s management from his performance that he boldly responded to changes in the business environment and achieved results and by giving advice on strengthening of software business, which is a challenge for the Life Care segment, an area expected to grow, based on his extensive experience.

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

    Yasuyuki Abe

    (Born on Apr. 17, 1952)

    Number of years in office of the Director of the Company

    New

    Number of shares of the Company hel

    0 share

    Number of attendances to the Board meetings

    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)

    Important positions of other companies concurrently held

    Advisor of ORANGE AND PARTNERS CO., LTD.
    Outside Director of SUBARU CORPORATION

    Reason for the selection for Director

    Mr. Abe was primarily engaged in the electric power, machinery, and information fields at Sumitomo Corporation, a general trading company. After stationed twice in the United States, he served as representative director and president of the company’s electronics and information related subsidiaries. Subsequently, as a representative director of Sumitomo Corporation, he was engaged in the company’s financial, logistics and new business development. The Company’s Nomination Committee has judged that he will contribute to the Board of Directors of the Company through his wide-ranging experience at the general trading company, his global mindset cultivated over the years of stay in the United States, his business experience nurtured as a representative director and president, and his experience as an independent director gained at other companies after leaving Sumitomo Corporation.

  • Director
    Chairperson of the Board of Directors

    Hiroshi Suzuki

    (Born on Aug. 31, 1958)

    Number of years in office of the Director of the Company

    28 years

    Number of shares of the Company held

    84,980 shares

    Number of attendances to the Board meetings

    9/9 times(100%)

    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)

    Important positions of other companies concurrently held

    Outside Director of KIOXIA Holdings Corporation (former Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation)

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