About DAICELDirectors & Senior Management

Directors

(As of June 19, 2020)

Chairperson of Board of Directors
Misao Fudaba
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
April 1979 Joined Daicel Corporation
June 2006 Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
Deputy Head of Corporate Support Center, Daicel Corporation
June 2008 Head of Raw Material Purchasing Center, Daicel Corporation
June 2010 President, Daicel Corporation
President and CEO, Daicel Corporation
June 2019 Chairperson of Board of Directors, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
President
Yoshimi Ogawa
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
  • Chairperson of the Management Advisory Committee
April 1983 Joined Daicel Corporation
April 2002 Head of Business Process Innovation, Daicel Corporation
June 2006 Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
Vice President of Aerospace & Defense Systems/Safety Systems Company, Daicel Corporation
June 2009 Head of Production Technology, Daicel Corporation
June 2011 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
June 2013 Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
June 2017 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
June 2019 President, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
President and CEO, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Representative Director
Kotaro Sugimoto
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
  • Member of the Management Advisory Committee
April 1984 Joined Daicel Corporation
June 2011 Head of Raw Material Purchasing Center, Daicel Corporation
June 2014 Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
Representative Director and President of Daicel Logistics Service Co., Ltd.
June 2017 Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
June 2019 Representative Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
June 2020 Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Director
Yasuhiro Sakaki
  • Member of the Management Advisory Committee
April 1984 Joined Daicel Corporation
June 2012 President of Organic Chemical Products Company, Daicel Corporation
June 2014 Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
June 2016 President of Aerospace & Defense Systems/Safety Systems Company, Daicel Corporation
June 2017 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
June 2019 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
June 2020 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Director
Akihisa Takabe
  • Member of the Management Advisory Committee
April 1984 Joined Daicel Corporation
June 2008 Representative Director and President, Daicel Safety Systems Inc.
April 2014 Head, Central Research Center of Daicel Corporation
Head, Corporate Research Center of R&D Headquarters of Daicel Corporation
February 2015 Deputy General Manager of R&D Headquarters, Daicel Corporation
June 2015 Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation
June 2019 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
June 2020 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Outside Director
Masafumi Nogimori
  • Chairperson of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
April 2005 Executive Vice President and Representative Director of Astellas Pharma Inc.
June 2006 President & CEO and Representative Director of Astellas Pharma Inc.
June 2011 Chairman and Representative Director of Astellas Pharma Inc.
June 2016 Retired from Chairman and Representative Director of Astellas Pharma Inc.
June 2017 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Outside Director
Teisuke Kitayama
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
June 2005 Director President (Representative Director) of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Chairman of the Board (Representative Director) of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
April 2017 Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
June 2017 Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
June 2018 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
October 2018 Honorary Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (incumbent)
Outside Director
Sonoko Hacchoji
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
November 1993 Director and Vice President of IBJ International Plc., U.K. securities subsidiary of The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited
March 2002 Executive Officer of IBJ Leasing Company, Limited
January 2006 Director (General Manager of Administration Division) of Yuki Management & Research Co., Ltd.
March 2011 Managing Director and Managing Executive Officer of FUJITA KANKO INC. (Chief of Planning Group and Deputy Chief of Business Operations Division)
April 2017 Special Advisor to the President (Chief Strategy Officer) of Tsuda University
June 2019 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
April 2020 Special Advisor to the President of Tsuda University (incumbent)
Outside Director
Toshio Asano
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
April 2010 President & Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer of Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp.
April 2014 Presidential Executive Officer of Asahi Kasei Corp.
June 2014 President & Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer of Asahi Kasei Corp.
April 2016 Director and Standing Advisor of Asahi Kasei Corp.
June 2016 Standing Advisor of Asahi Kasei Corp. (incumbent)
June 2019 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Outside Director
Takeshi Furuichi
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
March 2010 Representative Director and Senior Managing Director of Nippon Life Insurance Company
March 2012 Representative Director and Executive Vice President of Nippon Life Insurance Company
July 2016 Representative Director and Vice Chairman of Nippon Life Insurance Company (incumbent)
June 2020 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

(As of June 19, 2020)

Shinji Fujita Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Hisanori Imanaka Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Ryo Ichida Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Certified Public Accountant, Tax Accountant, Ryo Ichida Certified Public Accountant Office
Junichi Mizuo Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Representative Director and Chairperson of the Japan Compliance & Governance Institute
Hideo Makuta Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Registered as attorney (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association), Advisor of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Executive Officers

(As of July 1, 2020)

President and CEO

Yoshimi Ogawa

Senior Managing Executive Officer
Yasuhiro Sakaki General Manager, Strategic Planning Headquarters
Responsible for Safety SBU and Healthcare SBU
Responsible for Raw Material Purchasing Center
Kotaro Sugimoto General Manager, Corporate Support Headquarters
Responsible for Corporate Compliance Program
Hidekage Kojima Responsible for Material SBU and Smart SBU
Managing Executive Officers
Dieter Heckmann Company President, CPI Company
Chairperson & President, Chiral Technologies Europe S.A.S.
Chairperson, Chiral Technologies, Inc.
Chairperson, Daicel Chiral Technologies (China) Co., Ltd
Chairperson, Daicel Chiral Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Takashi Ueno General Manager, Production Management Headquarters
Company President, Chain Production Company
Naohide Hakushi General Manager, Himeji Production Sector, Chain Production Company
General Manager, Aboshi Plant, Himeji Production Sector
President, Kyodo Sakusan Co., Ltd.
Responsible for MAC-C plant and 1,3BG plant construction projects
Akihisa Takabe General Manager, Innovation and Business Development Headquarters
Responsible for Intellectual Property Center
Responsible for Quality Management Division
Naotaka Kawaguchi Head, Safety SBU
Chairperson, Daicel Safety Systems (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Chairperson, Daicel Safety Technologies (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Chairperson, Daicel Safety Systems Americas, Inc.
Executive Officers
Yukio Yoshino Responsible for Corporate Sustainability
Yasuo Tsuji Plant General Manager, Arai Plant, Chain Production Company
President, Daicel Arai Chemical Ltd.
Mikio Yagi Responsible for Aerospace & Defense Systems, Safety SBU
Kouichi Maruyama Assistant to Managing Executive Officer responsible for Material SBU
Chairperson, Shanghai Daicel Polymers, Ltd.
Hitoshi Hayashi Head, Material SBU
Chairperson, Daicel Nanning Food Ingredients Co., Ltd.
Ikuo Takahashi Head, Innovation Park
Deputy General Manager, Innovation and Business Development Headquarters
Head, Corporate Research Center, Innovation and Business Development Headquarters
Masaaki Fujio Head, Responsible Care
Takashi Iiyama Responsible for Digital Strategy Division
Responsible for Responsible Care
Responsible for Engineering Center
Deputy General Manager, Production Management Headquarters
Assistant General Manager, Innovation and Business Development Headquarters
Akio Kojima Head, Smart SBU
Haruyoshi Tashika Plant General Manager, Ohtake Plant, Chain Production Company
Seiji Yamakado Head, Customer Center
Hiroyasu Yamaguchi Head, Engineering Center
Nobuhiko Ikeda Company President, Multiple Production Company
Plant General Manager, Harima Plant, Multiple Production Company
Division Manager, Global Operation Management, Mobility BU, Safety SBU
Kazuya Kurosawa President, Daicel Miraizu Ltd.
General Manager, Business Strategy, Daicel Miraizu Ltd.
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