Corporate Data

Directors, Auditors and Corporate Executive Officers

Representative Director, Chairman of the Board Masatoshi Ito
Profile
Date of Birth
September 12, 1947
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2015
Representative Director & Chairman of the Board
June 2009
Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
August 2006
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
President, Food Products Company, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
April 2003
Representative Director, President, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.
June 1999
Member of the Board
April 1971
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Current board memberships and other positions
Vice Chairman of the Board of Councillors, KEIDANREN
Chairman, Japan Frozen Food Association
President, Association for the Safety of Imported Food, Japan
Trustee, Nippon Life Insurance Company
The Advisory Board, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd
Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer Takaaki Nishii
Profile
Date of Birth
December 27, 1959
Place of Birth
Nara, Japan
Career
June 2015
Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
General Manager & Sao Paulo Office General Manager, Latin America Division
May 2013
President, Ajinomoto do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos Ltda.
June 2011
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Personnel Dept.
July 2009
General Manager, Personnel Dept.
June 2004
Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc. General Manager, Retail Products Dept.
April 1982
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Executive Deputy President Tamotsu Iwamoto (Internal Auditing; Secretarial Office; General Affairs & Risk Management; Legal; Public Communications; Human Resources)
Profile
Date of Birth
September 25, 1950
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2015
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Executive Deputy President
June 2011
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
June 2009
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
June 2005
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Personnel Dept.
July 2001
General Manager, Ho Chi Minh Office President, Ajinomoto Vietnam Co., Ltd.
April 1974
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Members of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice Presidents Koji Igarashi (Management of Technology & Production)
Profile
Date of Birth
November 20, 1954
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
June 2011
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
June 2009
Corporate Executive Officer,
General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept.
June 2007
Corporate Executive Officer, Vice President, Amino Acids Company
July 2005
Manager, Production Control Center
April 2002
Senior Vice President, Technology Management, Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
April 1980
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Current board memberships and other positions
Councilor, Japanese Society for Amino Acid Sciences
Vice Chairman, Japan Institute of Information Technology (IT Institute)
Etsuhiro Takato (General Manager, Asean Division)
Profile
Date of Birth
February 6, 1957
Place of Birth
Kanagawa, Japan
Career
June 2015
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, Asean Division
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
General Manager & Bangkok Office General Manager, Asean Division
President, Ajinomoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
June 2009
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Latin America Division
President, Ajinomoto do Brasil Ind. e Com. de Alimentos Ltda.
April 2008
General Manager, Food Ingredients Dept.
July 2007
General Manager, Industrial Umami Seasonings Dept.
April 2001
General Manager, Jakarta Office, Asean Division
President, P.T. Ajinomoto Indonesia
April 1979
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Hideaki Shinada (General Manager, Food Products Division; Logistics Planning; Advertising; China Division; Latin America Division)
Profile
Date of Birth
June 12, 1956
Place of Birth
Hokkaido, Japan
Career
June 2015
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, Food Products Division
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
General Manager, Food Products Division
June 2011
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Consumer Foods & Seasonings Dept.
June 2009
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Tokyo Branch
July 2006
General Manager, Processed Foods Dept.
July 2004
General Manager, Kyushu Branch
July 2001
Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc. General Manager, Consumer Foods & Seasonings Dept.
April 1980
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Current board memberships and other positions
Chairman, Japan Soup Association
Vice Chairman, National Association of class mayonnaise dressing
Director, Japan Audit Bureau of Circulations
Vice Chief Director, Japan Advertising Review Organization, Inc.
Director, Japan Marketing Association
J-OIL MILLS , Inc. Outside Director
TOKAI DENPUN CO.,LTD. Director
Hiroshi Fukushi (General Manager, AminoScience Division; Europe & Africa Division; North America Division)
Profile
Date of Birth
April 25, 1958
Place of Birth
Hokkaido, Japan
Career
June 2015
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, AminoScience Division
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
General Manager, Bioscience Products & Fine Chemicals Division
June 2011
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Amino Acids Dept.
July 2009
General Manager, Amino Acids Dept.
July 2002
Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd.
July 2001
Manager, Research and Planning Group, Fermentation and Biotechnology Laboratories
April 1984
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Current board memberships and other positions
Director, International Council on Amino Acid Science (ICAAS)
Members of the Board & Corporate Vice Presidents Hiromichi Ono (Finance; Group Procurement Center; CSR)
Profile
Date of Birth
August 11, 1956
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2011
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
June 2007
Corporate Executive Officer
March 2004
General Manager, Finance Dept.
April 1979
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Takeshi Kimura (Management of R&D; Intellectual Property; Institute for Innovation; Quality Assurance & External Scientific Affairs)
Profile
Date of Birth
June 2, 1956
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
October 2010
General Manager, R&D Planning Dept.
June 2009
Corporate Executive Officer
July 2005
General Manager, Quality Assurance & External Scientific Affairs Dept.
April 1989
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
July 1984
joined the National Institute of Health, USA
Current board memberships and other positions
Director, Global Collaboration Center for Life Innovation
Japanese committee member, APEC Policy Partnership on Food Security
Trustee, International Life Sciences Institute
Trustee, International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation
Senior Advisor, Global Glutamic Acid Technical Committee
International Advisory Council, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Private sector Member of the Subcommittee for Healthcare and Medical Services on Capital sphere National Strategic Special Zone
Masaya Tochio (Information System Planning; Corporate Planning)
Profile
Date of Birth
August 8, 1959
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2013
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
June 2011
Corporate Executive Officer,
General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept.
July 2007
General Manager, Overseas Food & Seasonings
April 1983
joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Makoto Murabayashi (Business Strategy and Development)
Profile
Date of Birth
October 8, 1956
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2015
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
June 2013
Corporate Vice President
Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division
June 2009
President, Ajinomoto General Foods, Inc.
July 2006
General Manager, Kyushu Branch
July 2001
President, WAN THAI FOODS INDUSTORY CO., LTD.
April 1979
Joined Ajinomoto Co., Ltd.
Outside Director Sakie T. Fukushima (Outside Director)
Profile
Date of Birth
September 10, 1949
Place of Birth
Chiba, Japan
Career
June 2011
External Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
July 2010
President & Representative Director, G&S Global Advisors Inc.
May 2009
Chairman and Representative Director, Korn/Ferry International-Japan
September 2000
Managing Director and President, Korn/Ferry International-Japan
May 1995
Member of the Board, Korn/Ferry International U.S. Head Office
Current board memberships and other positions
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology national university corporation evaluation Committee committee
Doctoral degree course in incorporated administrative agency Japan Society for the Promotion of Science education reading program committee
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology conference of the Central Council of Education University subcommittee temporary committee
External Member of the Board, Bridgestone Corporation
External Director, J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd
External Director, Mitsubishi Corporation
Yasuo Saito (Outside Director)
Profile
Date of Birth
January 5, 1948
Place of Birth
Okayama, Japan
Career
June 2012
External Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
May 2009
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France
April 2006
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia
May 2003
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Saudi Arabia
August 2001
Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
April 2000
Permanent Representative of the Japanese Government at UNESCO
August 1997
Consul-General of Japan in Atlanta
April 1971
joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Current board memberships and other positions
Senior Executive Board member, Japanese Olympic Committee
Takashi Nawa (Outside Director)
Profile
Date of Birth
June 8, 1957
Place of Birth
Kumamoto, Japan
Career
June 2015
External Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
June 2010
Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
April 1991
Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc.
April 1980
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
Current board memberships and other positions
President, Genesys Partners, Inc.
Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
External director, NEC Capital Solutions Limited
President, Next Smart Lean Co., Ltd.
External Director, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
External Director, DENSO Corporation
Standing Corporate Auditors Yasushi Akasaka
Shizuo Tanaka
Corporate Auditors Rieko Sato (Outside Auditor, Attorney-at-law)
Masato Tsukahara (Outside Auditor, Certified Public Accountant)
Kiyoshi Fujimura (Outside Auditor)
Corporate Vice President Toshihisa Kato (General Manager, Institute for Innovation)
Kazuya Onomichi (General Manager, R&D Planning Dept.)
Shunichi Komatsu (General Manager, Europe & Africa Division)
Chiaki Nosaka (General Manager, Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies)
Haruo Kurata (General Manager, North America Division)
Hiroyuki Kojima (General Manager, Research Institute for Bioscience Products & Fine Chemicals)
Corporate Executive Officers Alain Vrillon (President, AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE S.A.S.)
Shinji Suzuki (General Manager, Health & Wellness Business Dept.)
Tadanori Umezawa (Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division)
Masaya Sugimori (General Manager, China Division)
Yoshimasa Yoshimiya (General Manager, Human Resources Dept.)
Eiji Majima (Deputy President, AJINOMOTO EUROPE S.A.S.)
Hiroshi Motoyama (General Manager, Food Ingredients Dept.)
Hideki Takeuchi (General Manager, Tokyo Branch)
Masahiro Tani (General Manager, Food Production & Technology Administration Center)
Taro Fujie (General Manager, Latin America Division)
Daniel Bercovici (President, AJINOMOTO EUROLYSINE S.A.S.)
George Gwinnett Bompas (General Manager, Pharmaceutical Custom Manufacturing Dept.)
Kaoru Kurashima (General Manager, Jakarta Office, ASEAN Division)
Masayoshi Kurosaki (Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division)
Jiro Sakamoto (General Manager, Technology Development Center, Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies)
Chika Morishima (General Manager, Consumer Foods & Seasonings Dept.)
Koji Tamura (General Manager, Production & Technology Administration Center)
Takayuki Koda (General Manager, Production Management Dept.)