Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Directors

1.Member of the Board
President
Representative Director
Atsuhiro Wakumoto
1979
Joined the Company
2008
General Manager of Global Business Division, Safety Systems Group
2010
General Manager of Marketing Division, Safety Systems Group
2012
Director
2016
Member of the Board
2018
Member of the Board, Head of Safety Systems Group
2019
President, Representative Director (current)
2.Member of the Board
Representative Senior Managing Director
Tomoo Shibuya
1980
Joined the Company
2005
General Manager of Public Relations & Investor Relations Division, Strategic Corporate Planning Group
2006
General Manager of Corporate Planning Division, Strategic Corporate Planning Group
2007
Vice President of LifeSpark Inc.
2010
General Manager of Corporate Planning Division, Strategic Corporate Planning Group
2013
Director
2017
Member of the Board, Head of Strategic Corporate Planning Group, Head of Research & Development Group, Head of Agrochemicals Division
2018
Member of the Board, Head of Financial Group, General Manager of Finance & Accounting Division
2019
Member of the Board, Head of Financial Group
2021
Representative Director, Head of Strategic Corporate Planning Group, Risk Management Committee Chief, Head of Agrochemicals Division (current)
3.Member of the Board
Managing Director
Hiroshi Mikami
1981
Joined the Company
2012
General Manager of Human Resources Management Division, Manager of Personnel & Payroll Dept.
2015
Director
2017
General Manager of Human Resources Management Division
2018
Member of the Board, Head of Administration Group, General Manager of Human Resources Management Division
2020
Member of the Board, Head of Administration Group (current)
4.Member of the Board
Managing Director
Yoshitsugu Ishida
1981
Joined the Company
2010
General Manager of Planning & Coordination Division, Safety Systems Group
2016
Director
2018
General Manager of Strategic Planning Division, Safety Systems Group
2019
Member of the Board, Head of Safety Systems Group
2021
Member of the Board, Head of Financial Group, Executive Lead of Safety Systems Group (current)
5.Member of the Board
Managing Director
Kazuto Koizumi
1982
Joined the Company
2012
General Manager of Takasaki Plant
2015
General Manager of Quality & Pharmacovigilance Division, Pharmaceuticals Group
2017
Director
2019
Member of the Board, Head of Pharmaceuticals Group (current)
6.Member of the Board
Managing Director
Masatomi Akezuma
1986
Joined the Company
2010
Chairman & General Manager of KAYAKU CHEMICAL (WUXI) CO.,LTD.
2014
General Manager of Functional Materials Division, Functional Chemicals Group
2017
Director
2020
President & General Manager of Development Division of Polatechno Co.,Ltd.
General Manager of Polatechno Division, Functional Chemicals Group
2021
Member of the Board, Head of Functional Chemicals Group (current)
7.Member of the Board
Outside Director
Yo Ota
1993
Registered lawyer. Joined Nishimura Tokiwa Law office
2001
Registered lawyer in New York State, USA
2004
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
2005
Outside Director, Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (current)
2007
Partner of Nishimura Asahi Law office (current)
2016
Member of the Board, Outside Director (current)
2017
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board , Ricoh Co.,Ltd. (current)
2019
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board, Z Financial Corporation (current)
8.Member of the Board
Outside Director
Yasuyuki Fujishima
1969
Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
1997
Representative of the Economic Planning Agency to the Policy Board of Bank of Japan
1998
Japan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Panama, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2002
Outside Director, Wacom Co., Ltd.
2005
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sojitz Corp.
2010
President & Representative Director, Mutual Service Aid Guarantee Corporation
2016
Member of the Board, Outside Director (current)
2017
President & Representative Director, Ceremonial Occasions Research Institute, Inc.
2018
Director, Human Resources Development & Employment Organization (current)
9.Member of the Board
 Outside Director
Seiichi Fusamura
1971
Assistant judge of Kyoto District Court
1998
General Manager of Judicial Research Department, Ministry of Justice
2001
Director-General of the Civil Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2006
Chief of Saitama District Court
2009
Chief of Sendai High Court
2011
Chief of Nagoya High Court
2012
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
Lawyer registration
2013
Chairman of Public Security Examination Commission
Chairman of Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Relations Commission
2016
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board, The Bank of Yokohama,Ltd.
2020
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board, Concordia Financial Group, Ltd. (current)
Member of the Board, Outside Director (current)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

1.Standing Audit & Supervisory
Board Member
Akihiro Kojima
1982
Joined the Company
2007
General Manager of Secretarial Division, Strategic Corporate Planning Group
2017
General Manager of Internal Control Management Division
2018
General Manager of Audit Division
2019
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current)
2.Full-time Audit & SupervisoryBoard Member
Board Member
Megumi Machida
1985
Joined the Company
2015
Manager of Development Management Department, Pharmaceuticals Group
2018
Manager of R&D Management Department, Pharmaceuticals Group
2020
General Manager of Regional Administration Division, Administration Group
General Manager of Tokyo Research Administration Office
2021
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current)
3.Outside Audit & Supervisory
Board Member
Katsuji Higashi
1981
Registered as certified public accountant and joined Ohta Tetsuzo Auditing Company Office
2001
Representative Partner of Shinnihon Auditing Company (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC.)
2014
Established accounting firm (current)
2016
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (current)
4.Outside Audit & Supervisory
Board Member
Yasuhiro Osaki
1985
Assistant Professor, School of Law, Waseda University
1992
Professor, School of Law, Waseda University (current)
2010
Outside Director, NBC Meshtec Inc.
2016
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (current)
5.Outside Audit & Supervisory
Board Member
Toshihiko Yamashita
1979
Joined Meiji Life Insurance Company (currently Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company)
2016
Member of the Board and Deputy President of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, Outside Audit & Supervisory Board of Talanx AG
2018
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (current)
2019
Representative Director and Chairman of Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company (current)

Executive Directors

President Atsuhiro Wakumoto
Senior Managing Director Tomoo Shibuya Head of Strategic Corporate Planning Group, Risk Management Committee Chief, Head of Agrochemicals Division
Senior Managing Director Yoshimi Inoue Head of Research & Development Group
Managing Director Hiroshi Mikami Head of Administration Group
Managing Director Yoshitsugu Ishida Head of Financial Group, Executive Lead of Safety Systems Group
Managing Director Kazuto Koizumi Head of Pharmaceuticals Group
Managing Director Masatomi Akezuma Head of Functional Chemicals Group
Managing Director Takao Izawa Head of Technical Operation Group
Senior Director Shigeyuki Kawamura Head of Safety Systems Group
Director Osamu Hiroshige General Manager of Legal Division, Administration Group
Director Hiroo Koyanagi General Manager of Catalysts Division, Functional Chemicals Group
Director Toshiro Sogawa General Manager of Business Development Division, Pharmaceuticals Group
Director Shinji Inoue General Manager of Color Materials Division, Functional Chemicals Group
Director Tsutomu Kawamura General Manager of Finance & Accounting Division, Financial Group
Director Kenichiro Yoshioka General Manager of Functional Materials Division, Functional Chemicals Group
Director Takumi Fujita Chairman & General Manager of Kayaku Safety Systems (Huzhou) Co., Ltd.
Director Hiroshi Shimada General Manager of Strategic Planning Division, Pharmaceuticals Group
Director Yasuhito Kato General Manager of Agrochemicals Division
Director Hideyuki Yuya General Manager of Polatechno Division, Functional Chemicals Group
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