True to nature,the flavor of KAGOME

Japanese

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Naoyuki Terada

April 1978

Joined the Company

April 2004

General Manager, Sales Promotion Department

June 2005

Director & Executive Officer

April 2006

General Manager, Tokyo Sales Office

June 2008

Director, Consumer Business Division

June 2008

Director, Consumer Business Division

April 2010

Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer

April 2010

Sales Division Director

November 2013

Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer

January 2014

President & Representative Director

January 2020

Chairman of the Board of Directors (to present)

President & Representative Director and Director,
Vegetable Business Division

Satoshi Yamaguchi

April 1983

Joined the Company

April 2003

General Manager, Institutional & Industrial Business Unit

April 2010

Executive Officer

April 2010

Director, Institutional & Industrial Business Division

October 2015

Director, Innovation Division

October 2018

Director, Vegetable Business Division (to present)

March 2019

Director & Managing Executive Officer

January 2020

President & Representative Director (to present)

Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
Assistant to President and responsible for
Special Assignment Projects and Global Industrial and Institutional

Yoshihide Watanabe

April 1982

Joined The Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd. (currently Aozora Bank, Ltd.)

May 1998

Joined Cerberus Japan K.K.

May 2003

Joined Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan

April 2007

Joined the Company; Special Adviser

June 2008

Executive Officer

June 2008

General Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Division

April 2009

Director, Corporate Planning Division

June 2009

Director & Executive Officer

June 2011

Director & Managing Executive Officer

March 2016

Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer (to present)

October 2017

Assistant to President and responsible for Special Assignment Projects

October 2018

Assistant to President and responsible for Special Assignment Projects and
Global Industrial and Institutional (to present)

Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
Assistant to President and responsible for
Special Assignment Projects

Katsuyuki Miwa

April 1979

Joined the Company

April 2005

President & Representative Director of Kagome Labio Co., Ltd.

March 2009

General Manager, Komaki Plant, Production & Purchasing Division of the Company

April 2010

Executive Officer

April 2010

General Manager, Production Department, Production & Purchasing Division

April 2012

General Manager, Purchasing Department, Production & Purchasing Division

April 2013

Managing Executive Officer

April 2013

Director, Production & Purchasing Division

June 2013

Director & Managing Executive Officer

March 2016

Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer (to present)

October 2017

Assistant to President and responsible for Special Assignment Projects (to present)

Director & Managing Executive Officer Director, Sales Division

Hirohisa Kobayashi

April 1984

Joined the Company

November 2005

General Manager, Taiwan Kagome Co., Ltd.

October 2006

General Manager, Probiotics Business Unit (responsible for marketing) of the Company

April 2009

General Manager, Consumer Sales Department, Osaka Branch

January 2014

Executive Officer

January 2014

Director, Consumer Business Division

October 2015

Managing Executive Officer

October 2015

Director, Marketing Division

October 2018

Director, Sales Division (to present)

March 2019

Director & Managing Executive Officer (to present)

External Director

Takayuki Hashimoto

April 1978

Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.

April 2000

Vice President, Small & Medium Business, Japan

April 2003

Vice President, Business Partner & Personal Computing & System Group

January 2007

General Manager, Global Technology Services, Japan

April 2008

General Manager, Sales, Japan

January 2009

General Manager, IBM Japan

May 2012

Chairman, IBM Japan

June 2014

External Director of the Company (to present)

January 2015

Vice Chairman, IBM Japan

June 2015

Outside Auditor of IHI Corporation

June 2016

Outside Member of the Board of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation(to present)

June 2016

Outside Director of CHUBU Electric Power Co., Inc. (to present)

May 2017

Honorary Advisor, IBM Japan (to present)

November 2019

President and Representative Director, Yamashiro Management R&D Institute LTD. (to present)

External Director

Hidemi Sato

April 1981

Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

March 1996

Completed Doctoral Program at Graduate School of Ochanomizu University; took a doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science)

April 1997

Part-time lecturer at Fukushima University, The Open University of Japan, Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University (currently Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University)

April 1999

Part-time lecturer at Mejiro University College

April 2015

Visiting professor at Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (to present)

March 2017

External Director of the Company (to present)

External Director

Kumi Arakane

April 1981

Joined KOBAYASHI KOSE COMPANY LIMITED (currently, KOSE Corporation)

July 1997

Obtained a doctorate (Doctor of Pharmacy) from the University of Tokyo

March 2002

Senior Chief Researcher, R&D Headquarters Advanced Cosmetic Research Laboratories of KOSE Corporation

March 2004

General Manager, Product Development Dept., Marketing Headquarters of KOSE Corporation

March 2006

Executive Officer, Deputy Director-General of Marketing Headquarters and General Manager of Product Development Dept. of KOSE Corporation

March 2010

Executive Officer, General Manager, R&D Laboratories of KOSE Corporation

March 2011

Executive Officer, General Manager, Quality Assurance Dept. of KOSE Corporation

June 2011

Director, KOSE Corporation (in charge of Quality Assurance Dept., Customer Service Center, Purchasing Dept., and Product Designing Dept.)

June 2017

Audit & Supervisory Board Member, KOSE Corporation

March 2019

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kubota Corporation (to present)

Director, Standing Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

Hirohito Kodama

April 1981

Joined the Company

April 2003

General Manager, Corporate Planning Department

June 2006

Executive Officer

June 2008

Director & Executive Officer

June 2008

General Manager, Research & Development Division

June 2011

Director & Managing Executive Officer

April 2013

CEO, Asia Business Company

October 2015

General Manager, Shared Service Preparation Office

April 2016

Responsible for Business Process Redesign of the Company and President & Representative Director of Kagome Axis Co., Ltd.

March 2018

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Dynapac Co., Ltd.

March 2018

Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (to present)

External Director, Standing Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

Tatsuya Endo

April 1985

Joined Arthur Andersen & Co., Tokyo Office

April 1990

Certified as tax accountant

September 1998

Partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., Tokyo Office

July 2002

Partner at Asahi KPMG Tax Corporation (currently,KPMG Tax Corporation)

January 2016

Deputy Senior Partner at KPMG Tax Corporation

January 2020

Representative of Tatsuya Endo Tax Accountant Office (to present)

External Director, Standing Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

Asako Yamagami

April 1999

Registered as attorney-at-law. Joined Taiyo Law Office (currently, Paul Hastings LLP).

October 2005

Seconded to The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd.

May 2006

Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.

January 2012

Contracted attorney, Office of International Affairs, Japan Federation of Bar Associations

July 2012

Joined Natori Law Office as Partner (to present)

June 2015

Outside Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member, Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd.

January 2016

Director, Office of International Affairs, Japan Federation of Bar Associations