Management

Board of Directors

President and Representative Director
Tomiya Takamatsu
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • April 2004:Joined the Company.
  • April 2008:Appointed Director at the Company.
  • April 2009:Appointed Managing Director at the Company.
  • March 2010:Appointed Executive Director at the Company.
  • April 2012:Appointed Vice President and Director at the Company.
  • April 2014:Appointed President and Representative director (his current position) at the Company.
reason for nomination
Since his appointment to the position of president in April 2014, Mr. Takamatsu has demonstrated strong leadership by managing the Company with rapid, decisive decision-making in line with its medium- and long-term management posture based on the perspective of all stakeholders and in keeping with the newly formulated Group Philosophy and Group Vision.
He has been steadily working to build business foundations geared to achieving growth in the future which has involved strengthening the Group’s management. Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service on the Board of Directors.
Chairman and Director
Tomihiro Takamatsu
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • March 1971:Jointed DyDo PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION.
  • January 1975:Appointed Managing Director following the Company’s establishment.
  • May 1984:Appointed Executive Director at the Company.
  • June 1990:Appointed Vice President and Director at the Company.
  • April 1992:Appointed Vice President and Representative Director at the Company.
  • April 1994:Appointed President and Representative director at the Company.
  • April 2014:Appointed Chairman and Director (his current position) at the Company.
reason for nomination
Having guided the company as its president for 20 years, Mr. Takamatsu brings a wealth of experience as well as a proven track record to the table. In his current position as Chairman and Director, he fulfills a range of roles as appropriate, including strengthening the foundation of the Group’s management in areas such as governance, deciding important issues, and overseeing execution of business operations. In addition, he has worked tirelessly to revitalize the local communities in which the Company does business by orchestrating its community service activities over many years. Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service on the Board of Directors.
Director and Corporate Officer
Naoki Tonokatsu
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • March 1986:Joined the Company.
  • January 2011:Appointed General Manager of the Financial Affairs Department.
  • March 2013:Appointed Corporate Officer and Division Director of the Administrative Division.
  • January 2014:Appointed Corporate Officer and Division Director of the Finance Division.
  • January 2017:Appointed Corporate Officer and General Manager of the Finance Department.
  • April 2017:Appointed Director and Corporate Officer and General Manager of Finance Department (his current position).
reason for nomination
Since joining the Company, Mr. Tonokatsu has engaged in finance for many years and has extensive experience and achievements. Currently, as the Director, Corporate Officer, and General Manager of Finance Department, he is putting effort into sound company management such as by building a solid structure for the entire Group’s financial base and contributing to improving profitability.Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service on the Board of Directors.
Director and Corporate Officer
Naoyuki Nishiyama
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • March 1988:Joined the company.
  • January 2014:Appointed General Manager of the Corporate Strategy Department.
  • February 2014:Appointed General Manager of the Corporate Strategy Department and General Manager of the International Business Department.
  • March 2015:Appointed Corporate Officer, General Manager of the Corporate Strategy Department, and General Manager of the International Business Department.
  • January 2016:Appointed Corporate Officer, General Manager of the Corporate Strategy Department, and General Manager of the Strategic Investment Department.
  • January 2017:Appointed Corporate Officer and General Manager of the Corporate Strategy Department.
  • April 2017:Appointed Director and Corporate Officer and General Manager of Corporate Strategy Department (his current position).
reason for nomination
Mr. Nishiyama has engaged in a wide range of duties covering overall management such as corporate strategy, strategic investment, and international business and has extensive experience and achievements. Currently, he is leading Group companies as the Director, Corporate Officer, and General Manager of Corporate Strategy Department and pursuing initiatives to expand into new business domains. Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service on the Board of Directors.
Independent Outside Director
Shinji Mori
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • April 1972:Joined the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan.
  • April 1974:Appointed as a judge on the Yokohama District Court.
  • April 1986:Became a judge on the Kyoto District Court.
  • April 1989:Registered as a member of the Osaka Bar Association.
  • April 2001:Appointed Corporate Auditor of the Company.
  • April 2014:Appointed Corporate Director of the Company (his current position).
reason for nomination
Mr. Mori has extensive experience and an advanced level of specialized knowledge as an attorney, and he has served the Company for 13 years as an Outside Corporate Auditor and for six years as an Outside Director. Based on that experience, he is appropriately carrying out his role in strengthening the oversight function of the Board of Directors by commenting on the Company-wide approach to risk management, and otherwise offering advice and suggestions as to the Company’s management from an independent perspective. Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service on the Board of Directors.
Independent Outside Director
Masataka Inoue
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • April 1978:Joined Nakano Sumise Co., Ltd.
  • July 2005:Appointed Director at Mizkan Group Corporation.
  • May 2007:Appointed Managing Director at Mizkan Group Corporation.
  • October 2009:Appointed Full-time Corporate Auditor at Mizkan Group Corporation.
  • March 2011:Appointed Divisional manager in charge of the Management Auditing Office at Mizkan Group Corporation.
  • March 2014:Appointed Divisional Manager in charge of the Business Planning Division at Mizkan Group Corporation.
  • April 2016:Appointed Director of the Company (his current position).
reason for nomination
Mr. Inoue has a wealth of knowledge and overseas experience in the food industry. Based on his auditing experience in areas such as business development through overseas M&As and overseas subsidiaries, he is appropriately carrying out his role in strengthening the oversight function of the Board of Directors by commenting with respect to his viewpoint on risk and returns in the course of deliberations concerning such management issues of the Company as accelerated development of the Company’s business overseas and expanding into new business domains, and otherwise offering advice and suggestions from an independent perspective. Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service on the Board of Directors.
 

Corporate Auditors

Full-time Corporate Auditor
Kazuyoshi Hasegawa
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • March 1980:Joined the Company.
  • March 1996:Manager of Chiba Office, the Company.
  • January 2006:Head of General Affairs Department, the Company.
  • March 2010:Head of Wide-area Distribution Department, the Company.
  • March 2012:Head of Corporate Sales Daisan Department, the Company.
  • January 2015:Chief Manager of Corporate Sales Department, the Company.
  • April 2015:Full-time Corporate Auditor, the Company (incumbent).
reason for nomination
In his capacity as a full-time Corporate Auditor, Mr. Kazuyoshi Hasegawa is appropriately carrying out his role of auditing the execution of duties by Directors. He has been attending the Board of Directors meetings and other important meetings, and providing comments from a perspective of legality and suitability. While performing activities including the establishment of an environment for auditing and the collection of internal company information, he has been regularly monitoring the status of the construction and operation of the internal control system.
Based on this proven track record, he is considered to be qualified for service as a Corporate Auditor.
Outside Corporate Auditor
Sachie Kato
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • April 1969:Joined the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan.
  • April 1971:Appointed as a public prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.
  • May 1974:Registered as a member of the Osaka Bar Association.
  • April 2014:Outside Corporate Auditor, the Company (incumbent).
reason for nomination
In light of her many years of experience as an attorney, her high level of discernment as a specialist in the law, her contribution to resolving a range of legal issues faced by multiple corporations, and her deep insight into corporate management, we consider Ms. Kato to be capable of overseeing the Company’s auditing operations with a high level of independence and from a broad, overarching perspective.
Outside Corporate Auditor
Shigeyuki Moriuchi
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • Octber 1982:Joined Price Waterhouse Certified Public Accountants Office.
  • July 1998:Senior Partner, Aoyama Audit Corporation.
  • October 2005:Director and Senior Partner, ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation.
  • May 2007:Senior Partner, Kasumigaseki Audit Corporation (currently Grant Thornton Taiyo LLC).
  • January 2010:Managing Partner, Kasumigaseki Audit Corporation.
  • October 2013:Partner, Grant Thornton Taiyo LLC (incumbent).
  • November 2015:Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), KOSHIDAKA HOLDINGS Co., LTD. (incumbent).
reason for nomination
Mr. Shigeyuki Moriuchi has gained longstanding auditing experience at a major accountants office and a major audit corporation, and he has business experience in a wide range of areas including legal auditing operations, international operations, IPO support and has extensive insight as an accounting specialist. The Company therefore wishes for such expertise to be reflected in the Company’s auditing and has put him in the position of Outside Corporate Auditor.
Outside Corporate Auditor
Kiyoshi Watanabe
Profile and reason for nomination
Profile
  • February 1997:Registered as a certified tax accountant.
  • July 1997:Established Kiyoshi Watanabe Certified Tax Accountant Office (incumbent).
reason for nomination
Mr. Kiyoshi Watanabe has gained longstanding practical experience as a certified tax accountant and a management consultant, and he has extensive insight as a tax accounting specialist. The Company therefore wishes for such expertise to be reflected in the Company’s auditing and has put him in the position of Outside Corporate Auditor.
 

Corporate Officers

Corporate Officer, General Manager of Corporate Communication Department
Naokazu Hasegawa
Corporate Officer, General Manager of HR & General Affairs Division
Akikazu Hamanaka
Corporate Officer, General Manager of International Business Management Department
Mamoru Mitamura
Corporate Officer, CEO of Turkey Business
Tadashi Sakashita