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Directors and Officers

Directors and Auditors

  • Yoshiki Bessho Supreme Advisor

    • Apr. 1966
      Joined The Tokai Bank, Limited (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • Mar. 1970
      Joined the Company
    • Aug. 1970
      Director
    • Jan. 1973
      Managing Director
    • Dec. 1973
      Senior Director
    • Apr. 1975
      Representative Senior Director
    • Jun. 1983
      President
    • Jun. 2004
      President and Chief Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2007
      Chairman and Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2020
      Director and Supreme Advisor (current post)
  • Hiromi Miyata President and Executive Officer

    • Apr. 1984
      Joined the Company
    • Jun. 2006
      General Manager of Logistics Dept.
    • Jun. 2008
      Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2009
      Executive Officer,
      General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.
    • Apr. 2011
      Managing Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2012
      Senior Executive Officer
    • Jun. 2012
      Director,
      Senior Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2013
      Director,
      Senior Executive Officer,
      Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters,
      General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.
    • Apr. 2014
      Director,
      Senior Executive Officer,
      Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters
    • Apr. 2015
      Director,
      Vice President and Executive Officer
    • Apr.2016
      President and Chief Executive Officer (current post)
  • Shigeru Asano Representative Director and Executive Vice President
    Senior General Manager of Corporate Management Headquarters

    • Apr. 1990
      Joined the Company
    • Mar. 2005
      Representative Director and President of Collabo-Create Co., Ltd.(current S.D.Collabo Co.,Ltd.)
    • Jun. 2009
      Executive Officer of the Company
    • Jul. 2010
      Executive Officer,
      Senior General Manager of SCM Headquarters of the Company
    • Apr. 2012
      Managing Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2015
      Senior Executive Officer,
      Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters,
      In charge of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Dept., and CSR Promotion Office
    • Jun. 2015
      Director,
      Senior Executive Officer
    • Apr.2017
      Senior General Manager of Corporate Management Headquarters
      General Manager of Corporate Planning Department
      In charge of Risk Management Department
    • Apr.2019
      Director,
      Executive Vice President
      Senior General Manager of Corporate Management Headquarters
      In charge of Risk Management and Pharmaceutical Affairs
    • Apr.2020
      Senior General Manager of Corporate Management Headquarters (current post)
    • Apr.2021
      Representative Director and Executive Vice President (current post)
  • Hisashi Tamura Senior Executive Officer
    Senior General Manager of Wholesale Business Headquarters

    • Apr. 1984
      Joined the Company
    • Jul. 2010
      General Manager of Mie Sales Dept. of the Company
    • Apr. 2012
      Executive Officer of the Company
    • Apr. 2014
      Executive Officer,
      General Manager of Nagoya sales Dept.
    • Apr. 2015
      Managing Executive Officer
    • Apr. 2016
      General Manager of Sales Promotion Dpt.
    • Jun.2016
      Director,
      Managing Executive Officer
    • Apr.2017
      Deputy Senior General Manager of Sales Headquarters
      General Manager of Sales Promotion Department
    • Apr.2020
      Director, Senior Exceutive Officer
      Senior General Manager of Wholesale Business Headquarters (current post)
  • Hirofumi Tanaka Managing Executive Officer
    Senior General Manager of Healthcare Business Headquarters

    • Apr. 1985
      Joined the Company
    • Oct. 2008
      General Manager of Kanazawa Sales Dept. of the Company
    • Jul. 2010
      General Manager of Area Logistics Dept.
    • Mar.2012
      Representative Director and President of S.D.next Co., Ltd.(current S.D.Collabo Co.,Ltd.)
    • Apr.2014
      Executive Officer of the Company
    • Apr.2015
      General Manager of SCM Headquarters Dept.
    • Apr.2017
      Deputy Senior General Manager of Sales Headquarters
      General Manager of Sales Planning Dept.
    • Apr.2018
      Executive Officer
    • Apr.2020
      Senior General Manager of Healthcare Business Headquarters (current post)
    • Jun.2020
      Director,
      Managing Executive Officer (current post)
    • Apr.2021
      General Manager of Healthcare Business Planning Dept. (current post)
  • Akihiko Someya Managing Executive Officer
    Senior General Manager of Wholesale Business Headquarters
    General Manager of product Strategy Management Dept.

    • Apr. 1984
      Joined the Company
    • Apr. 2010
      General Manager of Shonan Sales Dept. of the Company
    • Oct. 2014
      General Manager of Saitama Sales Dept.
    • Apr.2015
      Executive Officer of the Company
    • Apr.2016
      General Manager of Nagoya Sales Dept.
    • Apr.2019
      Managing Executive Officer
    • Apr.2020
      Deputy Senior General Manager of Wholesale Business Headquarters
      General Manager of product Strategy Management Dept. (current post)
    • Jun.2020
      Director,
      Managing Executive Officer (current post)
  • Chie Takahashi Executive Officer
    Executive Officer of the Company
    In charge of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Internal Control, and Audit, and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Affairs Supervisory Office of the Company

    • Apr. 2000
      Joined the Company
    • Apr. 2015
      General Manager of Pharmaceutical Dept. of the Company
    • Feb. 2017
      General Manager of Corporate Communications Dept.
    • Feb. 2019
      General Manager of Pharmaceutical Affairs Supervisory Office of the Company
    • Apr.2020
      Executive Officer of the Company
      In charge of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Internal Control, and Audit, and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Affairs Supervisory Office of the Company (current post)
    • Jun.2020
      Director,
      Executive Officer (current post)
  • Keisuke Ueda Outside Director

    • Oct. 1962
      Joined Goryoda Motoo Certified Public
      Accountant Office
    • Apr. 1966
      Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant
    • Dec. 1968
      Joined Marunouchi & Co. (current Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
    • Apr. 1998
      Auditor, The Hibi Science Foundation (current post)
    • Apr. 2000
      Auditor, Koshiyama Science & Technology Foundation (current post)
    • Oct. 2001
      Auditor, Sanko Museum (current post)
    • Apr. 2006
      Founded Ueda Keisuke Certified Public Accountant Office
    • Jun. 2012
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (current post)
  • Toshiaki Iwatani Outside Director

    • Apr. 1992
      Licensed as an Attorney
      Joined Ushida/Shirahase Law Office
    • Jun. 1994
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
    • Oct. 2000
      Founded Aska Law Offices (current post)
    • Sep. 2001
      Licensed as a certified tax accountant
    • Apr. 2009
      Professor, Konan University Law School (current post)
    • Apr. 2013
      Visiting Professor, Osaka University Law School (current post)
    • May. 2013
      Specially Appointed Professor, Intellectual Property Center (current Intellectual Property and Legal Practice Center), Osaka University (current post)
    • Jun. 2015
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (current post)
  • Yasunori Usui Outside Director

    • Apr. 1976
      Joined Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
    • Sep. 2006
      Director-General for Policy Planning and Evaluation (for Social Security) of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
    • Jul. 2008
      Director-General of General Affairs Department of Social Insurance Agency
      Director-General of Japan Pension Service Preparatory Office
    • Jan. 2010
      Vice President of Japan Pension Service
    • Dec. 2013
      Retired from Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
    • Dec. 2015
      Retired from Vice President's post of Japan Pension Service
    • Jun. 2016
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (current post)
  • Noriyuki Takeda Audit & Supervisory Board Member

    • Apr. 1982
      Joined the Company
    • Nov. 2010
      Regional Sales Manager of Tokyo-Tama Sales Dept. of the Company
    • Jun. 2012
      President, Suzuken Okinawa Yakuhin Co., Ltd.
    • Oct. 2014
      General Manager of CSR Promotion Office of the Company
    • Feb. 2017
      General Manager of Risk Management Dept. of the Company
    • Jun. 2017
      Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (current post)
  • Mitsunori Tamamura Audit & Supervisory Board Member

    • Apr. 1984
      Joined the Company
    • Apr. 2013
      General Manager, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Dept. of the Company
    • Jul. 2015
      General Manager, Auditing Dept. of the Company
    • May. 2017
      General Manager of Risk Management Dept. of the Company
    • Jun. 2018
      Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (current post)
  • Tatsuya Inoue Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

    • Jan. 1980
      Joined Inoue Akio Tax Accountant Office
    • Oct. 1982
      Joined Marunouchi & Co. (current Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
    • Apr. 1986
      Licensed as a Certified public Accountant
    • Jul. 1989
      Founded Inoue Tatsuya Certified Public Accountant Office
    • Jun. 2010
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (current post)
    • Jun. 2014
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, TECHNO HORIZON HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (current post)
  • Toru Muranaka Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

    • Apr. 1995
      Licensed as an Attorney
      Joined Daiichi Law Office, P.C. (current Daiichi Legal Professional Corporation)
    • Dec. 2007
      Partner, Daiichi Legal Professional Corporation (current post)
    • May 2014
      Outside Corporate Auditor, FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (current post)
    • Jun. 2015
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (current post)
    • Jun. 2016
      External Director, CAPCOM CO., LTD. (current post)

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