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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

As of June 20, 2019

President and CEO, Representative Director of the Board
Jun Suzuki
April 1983 Joined Teijin Limited
April 2011 President, Teijin Holdings Netherlands B.V.
April 2012 Corporate Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2013 Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
June 2013 Director, Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2014 President and Representative Director (Incumbent)
CEO (Chief Executive officer) (Incumbent)
Executive Vice President, Representative Director of the Board
Kazuhiro Yamamoto
April 1975 Joined Teijin Limited
June 2011 Corporate Officer, Teijin Limited
President and Representative Director, CEO, Infocom Corporation
April 2014 Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
CFO (Chief Finance Officer)
June 2015 Director, Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2016 Director, Senior Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2017 Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
CIIO (Chief Information and Innovation Officer)
April 2019 President, Responsible for Chief Officers of Teijin Group, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Senior Executive Officer, Member of the Board
Yasumichi Takesue
April 1980 Joined Teijin Limited
June 2010 Corporate Officer, Teijin Limited
CHO (Chief Human Resources Officer)
April 2015 General Manager, Electric Materials and Performance Polymer Products Business Group
April 2016 Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2017 Senior Executive Officer, Teijin Limited
Responsible for Material Business of Teijin Group (Incumbent)
June 2017 Director, Senior Executive Officer, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Senior Executive Officer, Member of the Board
Yoshihisa Sonobe
April 1980 Joined Teijin Limited
June 2009 Corporate Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2014 Corporate Strategy Officer, Teijin Limited
June 2014 Director, Corporate Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2016 Director, Executive Officer Teijin Limited
April 2017 Responsible for Corporate Strategy
Responsible for Global Strategy
Responsible for Legal and Intellectual Property
April 2019 Senior Executive Officer, Member of the Board, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Chief Finance Officer (Incumbent)
Executive Officer, Member of the Board
Akihisa Nabeshima
April 1982 Joined Teijin Limited
April 2015 Corporate Officer, Teijin Limited
April 2017 Executive Officer, Teijin Group
General Manager, Healthcare Business Group
President, Teijin Pharma Limited
April 2019 Responsible for Healthcare Business of Teijin Group (Incumbent)
June 2019 Executive Officer, Member of the Board, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Independent Outside Director
Fumio Ohtsubo
April 1971 Joined Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd., (currently Panasonic Corporation)
June 1998 Director, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.,
June 2000 Managing Director, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.,
June 2003 Representative Senior Managing Director, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.,
June 2006 President, Representative Director, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.,
June 2012 Chairman of the Board, Representative Director, Panasonic Corporation
July 2013 Special Advisor, Panasonic Corporation (Incumbent)
June 2016 Director, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Member of the Advisory Board, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Independent Outside Director
Yukako Uchinaga
July 1971 Joined IBM Japan, Ltd
April 1995 Director, IBM Japan, Ltd
April 2000 Director, Executive Officer, IBM Japan, Ltd
April 2004 Director, Senior Executive Officer, IBM Japan, Ltd
April 2007 Board Chair, Japan Women's Innovate Network (Incumbent)
June 2007 Director, Benesse Corporation
April 2008 Director, Vice Chairman, Benesse Corporation
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Berlitz Corporation
October 2009 Director, Executive Vice President, Benesse Holdings, Inc.
April 2013 Honorary Chairperson, Berlitz Corporation
September 2013 President and CEO, Globalization Research Institute Co., Ltd. (Incumbent)
April 2014 Board Chair, Japan Diversity Network Association (Incumbent)
June 2018 Director, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Member of the Advisory Board, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Independent Outside Director
Yoichi Suzuki
April 1975 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan (MFA)
June 1997 Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva
April 2003 Minister's Secretariat (MFA)
September 2005 Consul-General of Boston
December 2008 Director-General for Economic Affairs of MFA
August 2010 Ambassador to Singapore
August 2013 Ambassador to France
June 2016 Government Representative and Ambassador in charge of the Kansai region
March 2017 Ambassador for International Economic Affairs and Chief Negotiator for the Japan EU EPA
April 2018 MFA retired
June 2018 Director, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Member of the Advisory Board, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Independent Outside Director
Masaru Onishi
April 1978 Joined Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd.
April 2007 President JAL Aircraft Maintenance Narita
April 2009 Executive officer, JAL International Co., Ltd
June 2009 President of Japan Air Commuter
February 2010 President Japan Air Lines Corporation, (JAL group COO)
President Japan Air Lines International Co., Ltd.
November 2010 President Japan Air Lines International Co., Ltd.
(Organizational change)
March 2011 Representative Director, President Japan Air Lines International Co., Ltd.
April 2011 Representative Director, President Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
(Company name change from Japan Air Lines International Co., Ltd. to Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.)
February 2012 Representative Director, Chairman Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
February 2014 Director, Chairman Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
July 2018 Senior Representative External Affairs Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (Incumbent)
June 2019 Director, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)
Member of the Advisory Board, Teijin Limited (Incumbent)

Statutory Auditors

As of June 20, 2019

Statutory Auditor Noriaki Endo
Masanori Shimai
Independent Outside Statutory Auditor Nobuo Tanaka
Gen Ikegami
Hitomi Nakayama

Chief Officers

As of April 1, 2019

President
Responsible for Chief Officers of Teijin Group
Kazuhiro Yamamoto
Chief Officer (Corporate Strategy) Eiji Ogawa
Chief Financial Officer Yoshihisa Sonobe
Chief Social Responsibility Officer Yasuhiro Hayakawa
Chief Human Resources Officer Karola Japke
Chief Officer (Engineering) Taizo Makari
Chief Information and Innovation Officer Tsutomu Morioka
Chief Officer (Global Business Strategy) Tsutomu Igawa
Chief Officer (Legal, Intellectual Property) Hiroyuki Umetani
President
Material Business of Teijin Group
Yasumichi Takesue
President
Healthcare Business of Teijin Group
Akihisa Nabeshima

Business Group General Managers

As of October 1, 2019

Material Business Group Toshiya Koyama
Aramid Business Unit Gert W. Frederiks
Carbon Fibers Business Unit Shukei Inui
Resin and Plastic Processing Business Unit Noboru Yamanishi
Composites Business Unit Akio Nakaishi
Material Technology Center Hiroyuki Umetani
Fibers and Products Converting Business Group Shinji Nikko
Healthcare Business Group Ichiro Watanabe
IT Business Group Norihiro Takehara