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Management

President & CEO

Yoshinori Isozaki
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth August 9, 1953

April 1977 Joined the Company
March 2004 Director of San Miguel Corporation
March 2007 General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2008 Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2009 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2010 Managing Director of the Company (resigned in March 2012)
March 2012 Representative Director and President & CEO of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited (resigned in January 2015)
January 2013 President & Chief Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2015 President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company
(Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Yoshinori Isozaki has worked in the areas of business development, overseas business, corporate planning among others, since he joined the Company and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the management of the Group. Since he took office as President & CEO of the Company in 2015, he has demonstrated strong leadership and realized the structural reform of the Group centered on (i) strengthening and growing profit base in beer business, one of the core businesses, and (ii) restructuring and revitalizing low-profit businesses. Further, he has ensured to promote management reform including enhancement of corporate governance. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s Long-Term Management Vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” and achieving the “Kirin Group 2019-2021 Medium Term Business Plan” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Representative Director of the board,
Senior Executive Vice President

Keisuke Nishimura
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth December 7, 1956

April 1980 Joined the Company
March 2007 Chairman and CEO of Kirin (China) Investment Co., Ltd
March 2009 Director of San Miguel Corporation
April 2009 Director and Executive Vice President of San Miguel Brewery Inc.
October 2011 Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc. (Present Position)
Executive Officer and General Manager of Strategy Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2012 Director of the Board of the Company
Director of China Resources Kirin Beverages (Greater China) Company, Limited (Present Position)
March 2014 Managing Director of the Company
March 2015 Representative Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company
August 2015 Director & Vice Chairman of Myanmar Brewery Limited
April 2016 Director of Myanmar Brewery Limited
March 2017 Senior Executive Vice President of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director & Vice Chairman of Myanmar Brewery Limited (Present Position)
December 2018 Director of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Inc. (currently Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, Inc.)
March 2019 Director of Lion Pty Ltd. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination as a candidate for Director of the Board
Mr. Keisuke Nishimura has worked in the areas of human resources management, corporate planning, overseas business among others, since he joined the Company and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the management of the Group. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2012, he has been mainly in charge of business alliance and investment strategy and overseas business and has made a great contribution in structural reform of the Group, including promotion of global craft beer business strategy and withdrawal from the low-profit oversea businesses. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s Long-Term Management Vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” and achieving the “Kirin Group 2019-2021 Medium Term Business Plan” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Director of the Board,
Senior Executive Officer

Toshiya Miyoshi
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth December 30, 1958

April 1982 Joined the Company
March 2008 Representative Director and President & CEO of Yokohama Akarenga Inc.
March 2010 General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Dept. of the Company
March 2012 Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Dept. of the Company
January 2013 Executive Officer and Director of Group Personnel & General Affairs of the Company
Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2014 Senior Executive Officer and Director of Group Personnel & General Affairs of the Company
Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2015 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc. (Present Position)
March 2019 Director of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination as a candidate for Director of the Board
Mr. Toshiya Miyoshi has worked in the areas of human resources management, corporate planning, diversification of business among others, since he joined the Company and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the areas of human resources management, etc. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2015, he has been in charge of human resources & general affairs strategy as well as marketing strategy and branding strategy among others and has made a great contribution in structural reform and management reform of the Group, including strengthening corporate governance. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s Long-Term Management Vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” and achieving the “Kirin Group 2019-2021 Medium Term Business Plan” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Noriya Yokota
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth February 3, 1961

April 1984 Joined the Company
March 2011 General Manager of Sendai Plant of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2014 Executive Officer and General Manager of Production Dept. of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
April 2015 Director of Group Personnel & General Affairs of the Company
Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2017 Senior Executive Officer and Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company
Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited (The forerunner of Kyowa Kirin Company,Limited)(Present Position)
March 2018 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer & CFO of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Kirin Business System Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination as a candidate for Director of the Board
Mr. Noriya Yokota has worked in the areas of production, personnel affairs, overseas business among others, since he joined the Company and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the management of the Group. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2018, he has been in charge of financial strategy, IR strategy and information strategy and has made a great contribution in structural reform and management reform of the Group by promoting appropriate capital management policy and realizing investment with discipline. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s Long-Term Management Vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” and achieving the “Kirin Group 2019-2021 Medium Term Business Plan” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Noriaki Kobayashi
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth August 20, 1959

April 1983 Joined the Company
March 2010 General Manager of Production & Quality Control Dept. of Logistics Div. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2013 Executive Officer and General Manager of Production & Quality Control Dept. of Production Div. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2014 Executive Officer and Director of Group R&D of the Company
Executive Officer and General Manager of Technology of Research & Development Div. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2015 Executive Officer and President of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2017 Senior Executive Officer of the Company
Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer and President of Research & Development Div. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2019 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Present Position)
April 2019 Director of Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination as a candidate for Director of the Board
Mr. Noriaki Kobayashi has worked in the areas of production, corporate planning, overseas business among others, since he joined the Company, and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the management of the Group. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2019, he has been in charge of R&D strategy, Quality Assurance and Health Strategy. Especially, he has led R&D activities of the Group and has made a great contribution in structural reform and management reform of the Group by strengthening the brand of the Company and improving the product quality. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s Long-Term Management Vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” and achieving the “Kirin Group 2019-2021 Medium Term Business Plan” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Non-executive Director of the Board

Shoshi Arakawa(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth April 8, 1944

April 1968 Joined Bridgestone Corporation
March 2005 Senior Vice President, Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation
July 2005 Executive Vice President, Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2006 CEO and President, Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2012 Chairman of the Board of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2013 Advisor of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2015 Outside Director of the Company (Present Position)
March 2019 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Nikkei Inc. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Shoshi Arakawa has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in developing business in global market and leading group companies. Based on this, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company as Non-executive Director, and manages the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee as a chairman. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.
Masakatsu Mori(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth January 22, 1947

April 1969 Joined Arthur Andersen, LLP
February 1989 Japan Representative of Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture Japan Ltd.)
December 1995 President and Management Director of Andersen Consulting
April 2003 Chairman and Management Director of Accenture Japan Ltd.
September 2005 Chairman and Director of Accenture Japan Ltd.
September 2007 Chief Corporate Advisor of Accenture Japan Ltd.
October 2009 President of International University of Japan
June 2010 Outside Director of STANLEY ELECTRIC Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
October 2012 Trustee of International University of Japan
June 2013 Outside Director of YAMATO HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
November 2013 Vice Chairman of International University of Japan
March 2015 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
April 2018 Senior Advisor of International University of Japan (Present Position)
March 2019 Non-executive Director of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Masakatsu Mori has considerable experience acquired over many years as management of a consulting firm, and as president as well as trustee of a university, and a wide range of knowledge, especially exceptional insight in corporate management based on his specialized expertise in finance and accounting. Based on this, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company as Non-executive Director, and manages the Board as a chairman. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he, as Non-executive Director going forward, is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.
Hiroyuki Yanagi(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth November 20, 1954

April 1978 Joined Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
March 2007 Executive Officer of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
March 2009 Senior Executive Officer of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
March 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
January 2018 Chairman and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
March 2019 Non-executive Director of the Company (Present Position)
Outside Director of AGC Inc. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Hiroyuki Yanagi has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in brand development on the global market through technological development and innovation. Based on this, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions to the management of the Company from an objective and professional perspective as Non-executive Director. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.
Chieko Matsuda(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth November 18, 1964

April 1987 Joined The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Limited
October 1998 Joined Moody’s Japan K.K.
September 2001 Joined Corporate Directions, Inc.
May 2006 Representative Director of Matrix, Inc.
October 2006 Vice President (Partner) of Booz and Company, Inc.
April 2011 Professor of School of Business Administration, Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts (Currently Faculty of Economics and Business Administration) at Tokyo Metropolitan University (Present Position)
Professor of Department of Business Administration, Graduate School of Social Sciences (Currently Graduate School of Management) at Tokyo Metropolitan University (Present Position)
June 2013 Outside Independent Director of Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.(Present Position)
June 2015 Outside Independent Director of Foster Electric Company, Limited(Present Position)
March 2016 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
June 2016 External Director of SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION (Present Position)
March 2020 Non-executive Director of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Ms. Chieko Matsuda has considerable experience and a wide range of knowledge acquired through financial and capital market operations and management consulting services, including reputable banking and credit rating agencies, especially exceptional insight in corporate management based on her specialized expertise in finance and corporate governance. Based on her experience and insight, she specializes in corporate and financial strategies and has an impressive background in academic research on corporate management and capital markets. Based on this, she provides valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company, particularly in promoting the growth strategy of Long-Term Management Vision "Kirin Group Vision 2027" in the Company and instilling the disciplined financial strategy to support the growth strategy. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that she, as a Non-executive Director going forward, is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.
Noriko Shiono(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth October 18, 1960

August 1983 Joined Japan New Media Co., Ltd.
March 2010 Representative Director, President of SSP Co., Ltd.
January 2014 President and Corporate Officer of Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd. (Currently Konami Sports Co., Ltd.)
May 2016 Chairman, Director of Konami Sports Co., Ltd.
October 2017 President of Widex Japan (Present Position)
March 2018 Non-executive Director of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2019 Strategic Advisor of the Company
March 2020 Non-executive Director of the Company
Reasons for nomination
Ms. Noriko Shiono has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially exceptional insight in corporate management and marketing based on her specialized expertise in pharmaceuticals and healthcare strategy as a Representative Director, President of SSP Co., Ltd. and Widex Japan, a medical device manufacturer. Based on this, we expect her to provide valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company as a Non-executive Director, particularly for the Company to launch and develop new businesses in Health Science domain. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that she is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.
Rod Eddington(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth January 2, 1950

September 1979 Joined John Swire & Sons (H.K.)Ltd.
April 1992 Managing Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
January 1997 Outside Director of John Swire & Sons (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Present Position)
April 2000 Chief Executive Officer of British Airways plc
February 2006 Outside Director of CLP Holdings Limited (Present Position)
March 2011 Director of Lion Pty Ltd
March 2012 Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director of Lion Pty Ltd (Present Position)
March 2020 Non-executive Director of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Sir Rod Eddington has exceptional insight in corporate management and corporate governance acquired through considerable experience as a corporate executive and director of numerous global companies over many years. In addition, as Chairman of the Japan-Australia Business Co-operation Committee and a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council, he has a deep understanding of the economies and markets of Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries and has built an expansive network. Based on this, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company regarding its global strategy as an International Advisory Board member. The Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value as a Non-executive Director.
George Olcott(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth May 7, 1955

July 1986 Joined S.G. Warburg & Co., Ltd.
February 1999 President of UBS Asset Management (Japan)
President of Japan UBS Brinson Group
June 2000 Managing Director, Equity Capital Market, UBS Warburg Tokyo
September 2001 Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
March 2005 FME Teaching Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
March 2008 Senior Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
April 2014 Guest Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University (Present Position)
June 2014 Outside Director of Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
Outside Director of DENSO CORPORATION (Present Position)
October 2016 Outside Director of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (Present Position)
March 2020 Non-executive Director of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. George Olcott has considerable experience acquired in international financial markets, including in investment banking operations and exceptional insight in corporate management based on his academic expertise in human resource development and corporate governance in global management. Based on his experience and insight, he has an impressive background in academic research on improving the value of Japanese companies. He also has experience as a director in several leading listed companies in Japan. We anticipate that he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company as a Non-executive Director, particularly in promoting the growth strategy of the Long-Term Management Vision "Kirin Group Vision 2027" and instilling the disciplined financial strategy to support the growth strategy. The Board has determined that he is a suitable candidate to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.

Standing Audit &
Supervisory Board Member

Akihiro Ito
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth December 19, 1960

April 1983 Joined the Company
July 2007 Director of Planning Dept. of Kirin Pharma Company, Limited
October 2008 General Manager of Group Planning Dept. of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
April 2009 General Manager of Strategy Planning Dept. of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
March 2010 General Manager of Finance & Accounting Dept. of Kirin Business Expert Company, Limited
January 2013 Executive Officer of the Company and Director of Group Finance of the Company
March 2014 Director of the Board of the Company
Director of the Board of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Lion Pty Limited
March 2015 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Kirin Business System Company, Limited
Director of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited (The forerunner of Kyowa Kirin Company, Limited)
March 2018 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of KIRIN Company, Limited
April 2019 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Akihiro Ito has worked mainly in the areas of finance and accounting of the Company and Kirin Group companies since he joined the Company and has considerable business experiences and deep insight in the areas of finance and accounting, etc. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2014, he has been mainly in charge of financial strategy, IR and information strategy and has contributed greatly to the group. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Keiji Kuwata
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth September 21, 1962

April 1985 Joined the Company
March 2009 Director of the Board, General Manager of Kanto-Region of Kirin Logistics Company, Limited (currently Kirin Group Logistics Company, Limited)
September 2010 Director of the Board, General Manager of Eastern-Japan Regional Div. of Kirin Logistics Company, Limited
March 2013 Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
April 2015 Executive Officer and Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2016 Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company
March 2017 Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2018 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2019 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited (The forerunner of Kyowa Kirin Company,Limited)(Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Keiji Kuwata has worked in the areas of corporate planning and logistics of the Company and Kirin Group companies since he joined the Company and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the management of the Group overall. He took office as Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company in 2016 and has fulfilled his role appropriately ever since. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to audit business execution of Directors of the Board of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member.

Audit &
Supervisory Board Member

Nobuo Nakata(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth July 29, 1957

April 1985 Admitted to the Japanese Bar and joined Ishiguro Law Office as an Associate
April 1987 Associate of Masuda & Ejiri (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
January 1991 Admitted to the New York Bar
January 1992 Partner of Masuda & Ejiri (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
February 2004 Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
January 2007 Partner of Allen & Overy
January 2012 Representative Partner of Hibiya-Nakata (Present Position)
March 2018 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Nobuo Nakata has served as a partner of law firms well-known in and outside of Japan over many years, and has highly specialized expertise and considerable experience in general corporate legal affairs mainly in M&A projects. Based on the above, the Company expects him to provide valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company, and the Board has determined that he is suited to audit business execution of the Company towards continuous improvement of corporate value as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.
Yoshiko Ando(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth March 17, 1959

April 1982 Entered the Ministry of Labor
April 2003 Lieutenant governor of Shiga prefecture
July 2007 Director of Equal Employment Policy Div. of Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2011 Director-General of the Saitama Labor Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2013 Director-General of Industrial Accident Compensation Dept. of Labour Standards Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2014 Director-General of Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
October 2015 Director-General for Labour Policy Planning of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
June 2016 Director-General for Statistics and Information Policy of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2017 Director-General for Human Resources Development of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
March 2019 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Ms. Yoshiko Ando, as a government official, has been engaged over many years in policy planning in labor administration and has highly specialized expertise, considerable experience and a high level of insight in a wide range of fields of employment and labor including promotion of women’s participation and advancement. Based on this, the Company expects her to provide valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company, and the Board has determined that she is suited to audit business execution of Directors of the Board of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.
Kaoru Kashima(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth January 20, 1958

November 1981 Joined Showa Audit Corporation (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
April 1985 Registered as a certified public accountant
June 1996 Partner of Showa Ota & Co. (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
June 2002 Senior Partner of ShinNihon & Co. (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
July 2006 In charge of personnel of HR Development Headquarters of ShinNihon & Co.
September 2010 Managing Director of Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
In charge of Corporate Culture Promotion Office
In charge of Public Relations Office
July 2012 General Manager of Knowledge Headquarters
Managing Director of Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
July 2013 Representative Director of Ernst & Young Institute Co., Ltd.
June 2019 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Present Position)
External Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (Present Position)
March 2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Ms. Kaoru Kashima, as a certified public accountant, has been engaged over many years in corporate audit and, as management of auditing firm or corporation, has considerable experience and broad knowledge in organizational culture reform, public relations and promotion of women’s participation and advancement. Based on this, the Company expects her to provide valuable opinions and suggestions from an objective and professional perspective to the management of the Company, and the Board has determined that she is a suitable candidate to audit business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value as Audit & Supervisory Board Member.

Senior Executive Vice President

Hiroshi Ogawa

Senior Executive Officer

Ryosuke Mizouchi
Toru Yoshimura
Junko Tsuboi
Masao Maehara
Takayuki Fuse
Hideki Horiguchi
Takeshi Minakata

as of March 27, 2020

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