About DAICELDirectors & Senior Management

Directors

(As of July 5, 2022)

President
Yoshimi Ogawa
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation 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
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
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 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Director
Yasuhiro Sakaki
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
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)
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.
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
June 2020 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)
Outside Director
Yuriya Komatsu
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
April 1988 Assistant Portfolio Manager of Credit Suisse Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
April 1990 Senior Analyst of SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd. (currently SPARX Group Co., Ltd.)
May 1996 Senior Research Analyst of The Dreyfus Corporation
December 1999 Vice President of Fiduciary Trust Company International
September 2000 Partner of INTELLASSET, INC.
November 2004 Partner of Worldeye Capital Inc.
June 2006 Vice President of Olympus Capital Holdings Asia
July 2010 Managing Director of Daiwa Quantum Capital Limited
October 2014 Member of the Board of KADOKAWA DWANGO Corporation (currently KADOKAWA Corporation) Member of the Board of DWANGO Co., Ltd.
July 2020 Outside Director of NTN Corporation (incumbent)
June 2021 Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of DREAM INCUBATOR INC. (incumbent)
September 2021 Managing Director of IA Partners Inc. (incumbent)
June 2022 Director, Daicel Corporation (incumbent)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

(As of June 22, 2022)

Shinji Fujita Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Hisanori Imanaka Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Junichi Mizuo Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Representative Director and Chairperson of the Japan Compliance & Governance Institute
Honorary Professor of Surugadai University
Executive Director of Japan Society of Business Ethics
Hideo Makuta Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Registered as attorney (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association), Advisor of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Hisae Kitayama Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Representative of Kitayama Public Accounting Office, Certified Public Accountant
Outside Director of Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
Outside Director of EBARA CORPORATION (Member of the Audit Committee)

Executive Officers

(As of August 1, 2022)

President and CEO
Yoshimi Ogawa Responsible for Research Center
Responsible for Advanced Materials & Packaging Institute
Responsible for Life Sciences Business Division
Executive Consultant, Polyplastics Co., Ltd.
Senior Managing Executive Officers
Yasuhiro Sakaki General Manager, Corporate Planning & Strategy Headquarters
General Manager, SCM Headquarters
Responsible for Safety SBU
Responsible for Healthcare SBU
Kotaro Sugimoto General Manager, Corporate Support Headquarters
Responsible for Corporate Compliance Program
Responsible for Corporate Sustainability
Responsible for Digital Strategy Division
Toshio Shiwaku General Manager, Performance Materials Headquarters
President and CEO, Polyplastics Co., Ltd.
Managing Executive Officers
Akihisa Takabe General Manager, Assessment Headquarters
Responsible for Intellectual Property Center
Naotaka Kawaguchi General Manager, Production Management Headquarters
Responsible for Innovation and Business Development Headquarters
Responsible for Biomass Innovation Center
Responsible for Monozukuri Production Innovation Center
Responsible for Chain Production Company and Multiple Production Company
Masamichi Mitsuuchi Responsible for Engineering Center
Takashi Miyamoto Responsible for Material SBU
Head of Material SBU
Responsible for Smart SBU
Executive Officers
Hitoshi Hayashi Division Manager, Assessment Promotion, Assessment Headquarters
Deputy General Manager, Assessment Headquarters
Masaaki Fujio Division Manager, Responsible Care, Assessment Headquarters
Akio Kojima Head of Smart SBU
Haruyoshi Tashika Plant General Manager, Ohtake Plant, Chain Production Company
Head of Chain Production Company
Seiji Yamakado President, Daicel Miraizu Ltd.
Chairperson, Shanghai Daicel Polymers,Ltd.
Nobuhiko Ikeda Plant General Manager, Harima Plant, Multiple Production Company
Head of Multiple Production Company
Kazuya Kurosawa Representative Director, Polyplastics Co., Ltd.
Vice-President Executive Officer
Deputy General Manager, Performance Materials Headquarters, Daicel Corporation
Kei Yamane Head of Research Center
Takaharu Takikawa Head of Engineering Center
Yoichi Nemoto Deputy General Manager, Corporate Support Headquarters
Seiji Sakano General Manager, Life Sciences Business Division
Masahiko Hirokawa Division Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Corporate Support Headquarters
Deputy General Manager, Corporate Support Headquarters
Mitsuteru Mutsuda General Manager, Innovation and Business Development Headquarters
Head of Biomass Innovation Center
Ryohei Yamada Head of Safety SBU
Chairperson, Daicel Safety Systems (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Chairperson, Daicel Safety Technologies (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Chairperson, Daicel Safety Systems Americas, Inc.
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