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Directors and Officers

Directors

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Shunichi Samura Outside Director

    • Mar. 1969
      Joined Matsuzakaya Co., Ltd. (current Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co. Ltd.)
    • May. 1999
      Director
      General Manager of Nagoya Business Department and Nagoya Store of Matsuzakaya Co., Ltd.
    • May. 2002
      Representative Director and Senior Managing Director
      General Manager of Nagoya Business Department and Nagoya Store of Matsuzakaya Co., Ltd.
    • May. 2006
      Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Matsuzakaya Co., Ltd.
    • Sep. 2006
      President of Matsuzakaya Holdings Co., Ltd. (current J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.)
    • Sep. 2007
      Director of J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.
    • Mar. 2010
      President of J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.
    • Apr. 2013
      Chairman of J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd.
    • Jun. 2016
      Outside Director of CHUBU-NIPPON BROADCASTING CO., LTD. (current post)
    • Jun. 2020
      Special Advisor of J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (current post)
    • Jun. 2021
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (current post)
  • Keisuke Ueda Outside Director
    (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

    • 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.
    • Jun. 2021
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) (current post)
  • Toshiaki Iwatani Outside Director
    (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

    • 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.
    • Jun. 2021
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) (current post)
  • Takeshi Ogasawara Outside Director
    (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

    • Apr. 1977
      Joined The Tokai Bank, Limited (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • Jan. 2006
      Executive Officer in charge of Corporate Risk Management Division of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • Jun. 2008
      Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Executive Officer of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • May 2011
      Member of the Board of Directors, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • Jun. 2012
      Representative Director and Deputy President stationed in the Central Region of Japan of The Bank of To-kyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • Jun. 2016
      Full-time Advisor to The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (current MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
    • Jun. 2016
      Outside Director of TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION (current post)
    • Jun. 2017
      Representative Director and Chairman of MISONOZA Inc. (current post)
    • Jun. 2018
      Advisor of MUFG Bank, Ltd. (current post)
    • Jun. 2020
      Outside Director of Takihyo Co., Ltd. (current post)
    • Jun. 2021
      Outside Director, Suzuken Co., Ltd. (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) (current post)

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