• Kazuyuki Matsumoto

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Kazuyuki Matsumoto

    Apr. 1970 Joined Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd.
    (currently Nabtesco Corporation)
    Jun. 2000 Executive Officer, Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Jun. 2001 Director, Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Sep. 2003 Executive Officer, Nabtesco Corporation
    Jun. 2004 Jun. 2004 Director, Executive Officer, Nabtesco Corporation
    Deputy General Manager, Technology and R&D Division (in charge of technological development), Nabtesco Corporation
    Jun. 2005 Representative Director, President & CEO, Nabtesco Corporation
    Jun. 2011 Director & Chairman, Nabtesco Corporation
    Jun. 2013 Outside Director, the Company (to present)
    Outside Director, KITZ Corporation (to present)

    Reasons for AppointmentMr. Kazuyuki Matsumoto has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management gained through his many years of service in senior management of a company which operates globally and has advanced technology. He has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director.
    Therefore, the Company has selected him as a appoint for Outside Director in the expectation that he will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning corporate management so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Akira Sudo

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Akira Sudo

    Apr. 1980 Joined Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    (currently Toshiba Corporation)
    Jun. 2007 Chief Technology Executive, Power Systems Company, Toshiba Corporation
    Jun. 2008 Executive Officer, Corporate Vice President (Director, Corporate Research & Development Center), Toshiba Corporation
    Jun. 2010 Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Vice President
    Jun. 2011 Executive Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
    Jun. 2013 Director, Representative Executive Officer, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
    Jun. 2014 Executive Adviser, Toshiba Corporation
    Jun. 2014 Outside Director, the Company (to present)
    Jun. 2016 Senior Fellow, Toshiba Corporation
    Jun. 2017 Fellow, Toshiba Corporation (to present)
    May 2018 Science and Technology Advisor to the Cabinet Office (to present)

    Reasons for AppointmentMr. Akira Sudo has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management, especially in the R&D field, gained through his many years of service at a company which operates globally and has advanced technology. He has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director. Therefore, the Company has selected him as a appoint for Outside Director in the expectation that he will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning the R&D field so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Naoko Yamazaki

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Naoko Yamazaki

    Apr. 1996 Joined the National Space Development Agency of Japan (currently Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))
    (retired in August 2011)
    Sep. 2001 Certified as International Space Station (ISS) onboard astronaut
    May 2004 Acquired certification for Flight Engineer, Soyuz Spacecraft
    Feb. 2006 Acquired certification for Mission Specialist, Space Shuttle
    Apr. 2010 Crew Member of Space Shuttle Discovery as Mission Specialist, participated in Construction and Supply for the ISS
    Sep. 2011 Honorary Chairperson, the National Soroban Education Association (to present)
    Apr. 2012 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University (to present)
    Jul. 2012 Member, Committee on National Space Policy, the Cabinet Office (to present)
    May 2013 Visiting Professor, Joshibi University of Art and Design (to present)
    Jul. 2015 President, Japanese Rocket Society (to present) and Chairperson of Sorajo Committee (to present)
    Dec. 2015 Advisory Board Member, International Robot Competition Executive Committee (to present)
    Mar. 2016 Outside Director, Nabtesco Corporation
    Sep. 2017 Outside Director, Optorun Co., Ltd. (to present)
    Jun. 2018 Outside Director, the Company (to present)
    Jul. 2018 Representative Director, Space Port Japan Association (to present)
    Jun. 2020 Outside Director, FANUC CORPORATION (to present)

    Reasons for AppointmentAlthough Ms. Naoko Yamazaki has no experience of involvement in corporate management other than serving as an Outside Director, she has a wealth of experience and profound insight about the science and technology field and risk management. She has been engaged in cutting-edge aerospace engineering. As an astronaut, she was a crewmember of Space Shuttle Discovery as Mission Specialist and participated in construction and supply for ISS and has experience in conducting crisis management in the harsh, resource-limited environment of spacecraft. She has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director.
    Therefore, the Company has selected her as a appoint for Outside Director in the expectation that she will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging her wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning the science and technology field and risk management so that the Company, which operates globally and has advanced technology related to space such as GPS, will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.

  • Yoshiharu Inaba

    Outside Director (Independent Director)

    Yoshiharu Inaba

    Apr. 1973 Joined Isuzu Motors Limited
    Sep. 1983 Joined FANUC CORPORATION
    Jun. 1989 Director, FANUC CORPORATION
    Jun. 1992 Senior Vice President (Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    Jun. 1995 Executive Vice President (Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    May 2001 Senior Executive Vice President (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    Jun. 2003 President and CEO (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    Jun. 2016 Chairman and CEO (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION
    Apr. 2019 Chairman (Representative Director), FANUC CORPORATION (to present)
    Jun. 2020 Outside Director, the Company (to present)

    Reasons for AppointmentMr. Yoshiharu Inaba has a wealth of experience and profound insight concerning corporate management gained through his many years of service in senior management of a company which operates globally and is a pioneer in factory automation revolution, and has been appropriately overseeing management as an Outside Director. Therefore, the Company has selected him as a appoint for Outside Director in the expectation that he will continue to oversee management and give advice leveraging his wealth of experience and profound insight mainly concerning corporate management and automation technology so that the Company will achieve sustainable enhancement of corporate value.