RIKEN CORPORATION

Company Information

Management Board

Management Board

Directors

  • Chairman/CEO
    Kaoru Itoh

    Chairman/CEO 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
    Apr. 2020
    Representative Director, Chairman & CEO (present)

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  • President/COO
    Yasunori Maekawa

    President/COO 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
    Apr. 2020
    Representative Director, President & COO (present)

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  • Director/Managing Executive Officer
    CTO

    Kouei Watanabe

    Director/Managing Executive Officer CTO Kouei Watanabe

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    Apr. 1983
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Oct. 2014
    General Manager of Quality Assurance Division
    Apr. 2017
    Executive Officer, General Manager of Piston Ring Division #2
    Apr. 2020
    Managing Executive Officer
    Jun. 2021
    Director, Managing Executive Officer, CTO (Chief Technical Officer)(present)

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  • Director/Managing Executive Officer
    Takashi Oohashi

    Director/Managing Executive Officer Takashi Oohashi

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    Nov. 1989
    Joined Riken Corporation
    Jun. 2008
    General Manager of Administrative Coordination Div.
    Nov. 2011
    General Manager of Production Management Div.
    Nov. 2017
    General Manager of Information System Div.
    Apr. 2018
    Executive Officer, General Manager of Information System Div.
    Jun. 2018
    Executive Officer, General Manager of Ring Production Engineering Div.
    Apr. 2020
    Managing Executive Officer
    Jun. 2021
    Director, Managing Executive Officer (present)

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  • Outside Director
    Eiji Hirano

    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

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  • Outside Director
    Koji Tanabe

    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
    • Director of Intron Space Inc.

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Directors / Audit and Supervisory Committee Members

  • Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
    Akira Kunimoto

    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

    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
    • 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.
    • Attorney at T&K Partners

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  • Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
    Osamu Honda

    Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member Osamu Honda

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    Apr. 1981
    Joined The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.
    Apr. 2009
    Executive Officer of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. General Manager, Corporate Planning Group HR Division
    Jun. 2011
    Vice President and Director of Japan Securities Agents, Ltd.
    Jun. 2012
    Director of Japan Information Processing Service Co., Ltd.
    Jun. 2015
    Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Securities Japan, Inc.
    Jun. 2017
    Representative Director and Senior Managing Director of Nitchitsu Co., Ltd.
    Jun. 2019
    Representative Director and Vice President of Nitchitsu Co., Ltd.
    Jun. 2021
    Outside Director , Audit and Supervisory Committee Member of Riken Corporation (present)
    Concurrent Post
    • Outside Auditor of Kurimoto Ltd.

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Executive Officers

  • Managing Executive Officer
    Akiyoshi Takizawa
  • Managing Executive Officer
    Masaaki Yamaguchi
  • Executive Officer
    Hiroyuki Oya
  • Executive Officer
    Hidehiro Sakaba
  • Executive Officer
    Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Executive Officer
    Satoshi Ohashi
  • Executive Officer
    Toshio Oka
  • Executive Officer
    Yoshiya Abe
  • Executive Officer
    Kazunori Maeda
  • Executive Officer
    Yoichi Hamanaka
  • Executive Officer
    Naoki Tojo
  • Executive Officer
    Kazuhisa Sakuma

Chairman Emeritus

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    Noritada Okano