Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

President and CEO 
Tetsuya Murata

Tetsuya Murata
Apr. 1992
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
July 2011
Seconded to Life Corporation
Mar. 2012
Executive Officer and General Manager of Metropolitan Area Store Support Div.
Sept. 2013
Executive Officer and General Manager of Metropolitan Area Store Div.
Apr. 2015
Senior Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Metropolitan Area Sales Div. and General Manager of Metropolitan Area Store Div.
Feb. 2016
Living Essential Resources Div. of Mitsubishi Corporation
Apr. 2016
General Manager of Strategy & Planning Office, Fresh Food Products Div.
Apr. 2018
General Manager of Food Distribution Dept.,Living Essential Distribution Div.
Mar. 2019
Director of Kanro Inc.
Apr. 2019
General Manager of Food Distribution Dept.,Healthcare & Food Distribution Div., Mitsubishi Corporation
Apr. 2020
General Manager of Food Distribution Dept.,Logistics & Food Distribution Div. and Food distribution DX Office., Mitsubishi Corporation
Apr. 2021
General Manager of Food Distribution Dept. and General Manager of Paper & Packaging Dept., Logistics & Food Distribution Div. and Food distribution DX Office., Mitsubishi Corporation
July. 2021
Executive Officer, Global Business Officer and Future Business Officer
Jan. 2022
Executive Officer, Division COO, Global Business Div. and Division COO, Future Design Business Div. and Division COO, Corporate Planning Div.
Mar. 2022
Director, Executive Officer, Division COO, Global Business Div. and Division COO, Future Design Business Div. and Division COO, Corporate Planning Div.
Jan. 2023
President, CEO and Chief Compliance Officer
Jan. 2024
President, CEO and Sustainability Officer.

Members of the Board 
Kazuhiro Abe

Kazuhiro Abe
Apr. 1991
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
May 2001
Seconded to Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Limited
May 2006
Energy Business Group Controller Office of Mitsubishi Corporation
Dec. 2010
Seconded to Mitsubishi Corporation Financial & Management Services (Japan) Ltd.
June 2013
Director of Mitsubishi Corporation (Guangzhou) Ltd.
June 2016
Audit & Supervisory Board Members’ Office of Mitsubishi Corporation
Jan. 2019
Managing Executive Officer, CFO, Division COO of Finance & Accounting Div. of Kanro Inc.
Mar. 2019
Director, Managing Executive Officer, CFO, Division COO of Finance & Accounting Div. of Kanro Inc. (current position)

Members of the Board 
Kazuhiro Ishikawa

Takanobu Yoshida
Apr. 1988
Joined Kanro Inc.
July 2005
General Manager of National Account Dept.
Oct. 2007
General Manager of Sales Dept. of Sales Div.
July 2009
General Manager of Development Planning Dept.of Development Div.
Jan. 2011
General Manager of Product Strategy Office of Marketing Headquarters Div.
Mar. 2014
Executive Officer and Division COO of New Business Div.
Sep. 2014
Executive Officer and Division COO of Development Div.
Jan. 2016
Executive Officer and SCM Promotion Dept.Officer
Jan. 2017
Managing Executive Officer, Cost-Cutting Officer,SCM Promotion Div. Officer and Quality Management Div. Officer
Jan. 2018
Managing Executive Officer and Division Deputy COO of Sales Div.
Jan. 2021
Managing Executive Officer and Division COO of Sales Div.
Jan. 2022
Managing Executive Officer and Division COO of Core Business Div.
Mar. 2024
Director, Managing Executive Officer.(current position)

Outside Director 
Takanobu Yoshida

Takanobu Yoshida
Apr. 1979
Joined The Procter & Gamble Company of Japan Limited
Served as District Manager of Tokyo, RBDM, and other positions
July 1998
Sales Director, TAG Heuer Japan K.K., Group of LVMH
Jan. 2001
Vice President, Sales, Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Jan. 2007
Vice President, Sales, Hill’s-Colgate (Japan)Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2012
Vice President, Sales, Danone Japan Co., Ltd.
June 2015
Representative Director, Yoshida C&M K.K. (current position)
Mar. 2016
Director of Kanro Inc. (current position)

Outside Director 
Hiromi Horie

Hiromi Horie
May. 1987
Joined Levi Strauss Japan KK
Jan. 1992
Public Relations Senior Manager
Dec. 1999
Marketing Senior Manager
Mar. 2005
Retired from Levi Strauss Japan KK
Mar. 2005
Joined Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.Public Affairs Division Manager
Dec. 2006
Marketing Division Manager
Aug. 2010
Executive Officer, Marketing Officer and Member of the Executive Management Committee
May 2016
Outside Director of Adastria Co., Ltd. (current position)
Dec. 2016
Retired from Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.
Mar. 2017
Brand Consultant and Representative Director of Haruka Inc. (current position)
Mar. 2021
Director of Kanro Inc. (current position)

Outside Director 
Yoshikazu Ito

Yoshikazu Ito
Apr. 1983
Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Apr. 2005
Vice President of Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
Oct. 2008
General Manager of Production & Technology Administration Center of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
July 2013
Corporate Fellow, General Manager of Kawasaki Administration & Coordination Office and General Manager of Kawasaki Plant
July 2017
Representative Director & President of Knorr Foods Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2019
Senior Managing Director of Ajinomoto Food Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
July 2020
Advisor of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Jun. 2021
Outside Director of Sakai Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd.
Jun. 2022
Retired from Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Mar. 2023
Director of Kanro Inc. (current position)

Outside Director 
Tomohisa Ota

Tomohisa Ota
Apr. 1991
Joined Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd.
Apr. 2006
Account Manager of Corporate Strategy Department
Apr. 2021
Councilor, IT & Systems Planning Department of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Apr. 2021
Councilor, Corporate Banking Coordination Department of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Mar. 2022
Retired from Mizuho Research & Technologies,Ltd.
Apr. 2022
Representative of TC Consulting LLC (current position)
Apr. 2022
Executive Officer of System Integrator Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2023
Executive Officer and General Manager of Business Strategy Division
Feb. 2024
Retired from System Integrator Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2024
Member of the Board. (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-time) 
Hisao Yamamoto

Hisao Yamamoto
Apr. 1990
Joined Kanro Inc.
July 2007
General Manager of Production Dept. of Production Div.
Apr. 2011
General Manager of Hikari Plant
Jan. 2016
Executive Officer and Division COO of Production Div.
Jan. 2018
Executive Officer and Division COO of Development Div.
Jan. 2019
Executive Officer and Division COO of Marketing Div.
Jan. 2022
Executive Officer, Division COO of SCM Div. and Cost-Cutting Strategy Officer
Jan. 2024
Executive Officer and Cost-Cutting Strategy Officer
Mar. 2024
Audit & Supervisory Board Member. (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-time) 
Atsuhiko Kimura

Atsuhiko Kimura
Apr. 1980
Joined Arthur Andersen & Company (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
May. 1984
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
Apr. 1987
Manager of Finance Department of Merrill Lynch
Feb. 1991
Vice President of Daiwa Securities America Inc.
July 1995
Passed the U.S. Certified Public Accountant examination
Nov. 1996
Manager of Asahi & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
May. 2001
Partner
Jun. 2005
Director & CFO of Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd.(currently Nishimoto Co., Ltd.)
Mar. 2020
Director & Chairman of Audit & Supervisory Committee
Mar. 2023
Retired from Nishimoto Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2023
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External) 
Nobuko Hanano

Nobuko Hanano
Apr. 1991
Management Research & Consulting Section Researcher of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Apr. 1999
Joined The Legal Training and Research Institute of The Supreme of Japan
Oct. 2000
Registered as an attorney at law at Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Oct. 2000
Joined Kohwa Sohgoh Law Offices
Oct. 2004
Partner (current position)
Mar. 2019
Audit & Supervisory Board member (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External) 
Ryoji Matsubara

Ryoji Matsubara
Apr. 1989
Joined The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2001
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
Apr. 2015
General Manager of Strategic Planning Office of Living Essential Resources Div., Living Essentials Group
Apr. 2016
Seconded to Itoham Yonekyu Holdings Inc.General Manager of PMI Implementation Office, Corporate Strategy Planning Dept.
Jan. 2017
General Manager of Corporate Strategy Planning Dept.
Apr. 2018
Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Strategy Planning Dept.
Apr. 2020
General Manager of Internal Control and Audit Unit, Consumer Industry Group CEO Office, Mitsubishi Corporation
May 2018
Investment Team Leader of Living Essentials Group Administration Dept.
July 2020
General Manager of Internal Control and Audit Unit and General Manager of Corporate Strategy Unit, Consumer Industry Group CEO Office (current position)
Mar. 2021
Audit & Supervisory Board member (current position)
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