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January 30, 2014

Changes to Corporate Directors of Kirin Holdings, Presidents of Main Group Companies

Kirin Group has decided on changes to the directors of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited and the presidents of main group companies, Kirin Beverage Company, Limited and Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Limited.

1. Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

(1) Changes in Directors

Director to be newly appointed:

Director: Akihiro Ito (Director and Executive Officer of Group Finance, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited)

Director to be promoted:

Managing Director: Keisuke Nishimura (Director)

Directors to be re-appointed:

President & CEO: Senji Miyake
Managing Director & Representative Director: Hirotake Kobayashi
Managing Director & Representative Director: Hajime Nakajima
Managing Director: Toru Suzuki
Director: Shigemitsu Miki
Director: Toshio Arima

Director resigning:

Masahito Suzuki (Director)

(2) Changes in Auditors

Auditors to be newly appointed:

Corporate auditor: Masahito Suzuki (Director, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited)
Auditor: Fukutaka Hashimoto (attorney at Tokyo Hatchobori Law Office)

Auditors remaining in office:

Corporate auditor: Kazuyoshi Suzusho
Auditor: Nobuyuki Oneda
Auditor: Kimie Iwata

Auditors resigning:

Naoki Hyakutake (Corporate auditor)
Kazuo Tezuka (Auditor)

2. Kirin Beverage Company, Limited

To be newly appointed:

President and CEO: Akira Sato (General Manager and Executive Officer of Kyushu Regional Head Office, Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Limited)

To resign:

Yoshinori Shuto (President and CEO)

3. Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Limited

To be newly appointed:

President and CEO: Takayuki Fuse (President and CEO of Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited)

To resign:

Hiroshi Ueki (President and CEO)

Title in parenthesis refers to current title.

Directors and auditors of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited are to be formally appointed at the annual general meeting, board of directors meeting, and board of auditors meeting, which are scheduled for the end of March. Likewise the presidents of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited and Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Limited are to be formally appointed at each company’s annual general meetings scheduled for the end of March.


  • Kirin Holdings Inquiry Form: http://www.kirinholdings.co.jp/english/customer/
  • Kirin Holdings Web Site: http://www.kirinholdings.co.jp/english/

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