RIKEN CORPORATION

Company Information

Management Board

Management Board

Directors

  • President
    Kaoru Itoh

    Date of Birth : Apr. 9, 1953

    President & CEO & COO Kaoru Itoh

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    Apr. 1976
    Joined Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
    Apr. 2005
    Managing Executive Officer of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
    Mar. 2008
    Representative Director, President of Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.
    May. 2012
    Advisor of Riken Corporation
    Jun. 2012
    Managing Director
    Jun. 2013
    Senior Managing Director, Chairman of the Corporate Strategy Committee
    Jun. 2015
    Representative Director, President & COO
    Apr. 2018
    Representative Director, President & CEO & COO (present)

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  • Director
    Kazuyoshi Takaki

    Date of Birth : Apr. 15, 1953

    Director Kazuyoshi Takaki

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    Apr. 1972
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Jan. 2004
    Director, President of Riken Automobile Parts (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.
    Jun. 2009
    Director of Riken Corporation & Director, President of Riken Automobile Parts (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.
    Oct. 2009
    Director, General Manager of Quality Assurance Division
    May. 2011
    Director, General Manager of Casting Components Division
    Jun. 2013
    Managing Director
    May. 2016
    Director, Managing Executive Officer
    Apr. 2019
    Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer & CTO
    Jun. 2019
    Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer & CTO (present)

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  • Director
    Yasunori Maekawa

    Date of Birth : Feb. 27, 1958

    Director Yasunori Maekawa

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    Mar. 1986
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Feb. 2004
    General Manager of Nagoya Sales Division
    Jun. 2010
    Director, Chairman of Overseas Committee
    May. 2013
    Director
    Jun. 2015
    Managing Director
    May. 2016
    Director, Managing Executive Officer
    Apr. 2019
    Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer
    Jun. 2019
    Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (present)

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  • Director
    Shigemasa Hayasaka

    Date of Birth : Mar. 10, 1955

    Director Shigemasa Hayasaka

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    Apr. 1981
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Nov. 2004
    General Manager of Kanagawa Sales Division
    Jun. 2009
    Director, General Manager of Kanagawa Sales Division
    Apr. 2011
    Director, General Manager of Sales Head Office
    Jun. 2016
    Managing Executive Officer
    Jun. 2017
    Director, Managing Executive Officer (present)

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  • Director
    Yutaka Sato

    Date of Birth : Mar. 31, 1959

    Director Yutaka Sato

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    Apr. 1981
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Oct. 2009
    General Manager of Piston Ring Division
    Jun. 2012
    Director, General Manager of Quality Assurance Division
    Oct. 2014
    Director, General Manager of Piston Ring Division
    Jun. 2016
    Executive Officer, General Manager of Piston Ring Division
    Apr. 2018
    Managing Executive Officer
    Jun. 2019
    Director, Managing Executive Officer (present)

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  • Director
    Donald E. McNulty

    Date of Birth : Oct. 11, 1952

    Director Donald E. McNulty

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    Jun. 1983
    Joined Riken Metal Products Corporation
    Oct. 1995
    Director, Vice President of Riken of America Inc.
    Jan. 2003
    Director, President of Riken of America Inc.
    Jun. 2011
    Director of Riken Corporation & Director, President of Riken of America Inc.
    May. 2016
    Director, Managing Executive Officer of Riken Corporation & Director, President of Riken of America Inc.
    Jun. 2018
    Director of Riken Corporation & Director, Chairman of Riken of America Inc. (present)

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  • Outside Director
    Eiji Hirano

    Date of Birth : Sep. 15, 1950

    Outside Director Eiji Hirano

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    Apr. 1973
    Joined Bank of Japan
    May. 1999
    Director-General of International Department of Bank of Japan
    Jun. 2002
    Executive Director of Bank of Japan
    Jun. 2006
    Director, Vice President of Toyota Financial Services Corporation
    Sep. 2014
    Director, Vice Chairman of MetLife, Inc.
    May. 2015
    Director, Representative Statutory Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of MetLife, Inc.
    Jun. 2015
    Outside Director of Riken Corporation (present)
    Concurrent Post
    • Director, Vice Chairman of MetLife, Inc.
    • Outside Director of NTT DATA Corporation
    • Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Government Pension Investment Fund

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  • Outside Director
    Koji Tanabe

    Date of Birth : Feb. 1, 1952

    Outside Director Koji Tanabe

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    Apr. 1975
    Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
    Jul. 2002
    Director-General of Research and Statistics Department of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Apr. 2005
    Professor of Graduate School of Innovation Management of Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Apr. 2017
    Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Jun. 2019
    Outside Director of Riken Corporation (present)
    Concurrent Post
    • Director of the Japan Asia Group Limited
    • Specially-Appointed Professor of School of Environment and Society of Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Corporate Auditor of Shimazaki Denki Corporation

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Directors / Audit and Supervisory Committee Members

  • Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
    Hidemi Hiroi

    Date of Birth : Nov. 16, 1954

    Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member Hidemi Hiroi

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    Apr. 1979
    Joined Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
    Apr. 2007
    Executive Officer, General Manager of Group Strategy of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
    Apr. 2009
    Corporate Auditor of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
    Jun. 2012
    Representative Director and President of Mizuho Human Service Co. Ltd.
    Jun. 2013
    Corporate Auditor of IBJ Leasing Company, Limited
    Jun. 2015
    Representative Director and President of IBJL-TOSHIBA Leasing Company, Limited
    Apr. 2017
    Advisor of IBJL-TOSHIBA Leasing Company, Limited
    Jun. 2017
    Outside Corporate Auditor of Riken Corporation
    Jun. 2019
    Outside Director , Audit and Supervisory Committee Member of Riken Corporation (present)

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  • Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
    Akira Kunimoto

    Date of Birth : Oct. 17, 1955

    Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member Akira Kunimoto

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    Apr. 1980
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Jun. 2007
    Director of Riken Corporation and Director, President of Allied Ring Corporation
    Oct. 2009
    Director, General Manager of Ring Products Technological Development Division
    Oct. 2010
    Director, General Manager of Technologies Management Division
    Jun. 2016
    Executive Officer, Chairman of Technologies Committee and General Manager of Technologies Management Division
    Apr. 2019
    Advisor
    Jun. 2019
    Director , Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (present)

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  • Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
    Shuji Iwamura

    Date of Birth : Sep. 16, 1949

    Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member Shuji Iwamura

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    Apr. 1976
    Public Prosecuter
    Jun. 2010
    Superintending Prosecutor, Sendai High Public Prosecutors Office
    Aug. 2011
    Superintending Prosecutor, Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office
    Jul. 2012
    Retired Superintending Prosecutor of the Nagoya High Public Prosecutor
    Oct. 2012
    Registered as Attorney-at-Law
    Jun. 2013
    Outside Corporate Auditor of Riken Corporation
    Jun. 2019
    Outside Director , Audit and Supervisory Committee Member of Riken Corporation (present)
    Concurrent Post
    • Advisor of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    • Outside Corporate Auditor of CANON ELECTRONICS INC.
    • Outside Corporate Auditor of Hokkaido Bank, Ltd.
    • Governor and Auditor of the Board of Governors of Government Pension Investment Fund
    • Outside Director of Hayashikane Sangyo Co., Ltd.

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Executive Officers

  • Senior Managing Executive Officer & CTO
    Kazuyoshi Takaki
  • Senior Managing Executive Officer
    Yasunori Maekawa
  • Managing Executive Officer
    Shigemasa Hayasaka
  • Managing Executive Officer
    Yutaka Sato
  • Executive Officer
    Takashi Fujii
  • Executive Officer
    Hiroyuki Oya
  • Executive Officer
    Hidehiro Sakaba
  • Executive Officer
    Masaaki Yamaguchi
  • Executive Officer
    Yukio Tanemura
  • Executive Officer
    Kouei Watanabe
  • Executive Officer
    Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Executive Officer
    Takashi Oohashi
  • Executive Officer
    Satoshi Ohashi
  • Executive Officer
    Toshio Oka
  • Executive Officer
    Akiyoshi Takizawa
  • Executive Officer
    Yoshiya Abe

Chairman Emeritus

  • Chairman of Japan Auto Parts Industries Association
    Noritada Okano