Corporate Data

Directors, Auditors and Corporate Executive Officers

Representative Directors, 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 Chair of the Board of Councilors, Chair of Committee on Asia and Oceania, KEIDANREN
Chairman, Food Industry Committee, Council of Food, Agriculture and Rural Area Policies, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
President, Japan Sports Association
Chairman, Japan Overseas Enterprises Association
Chairman, Japan Advertisers Association
Vice Chairman, Society of Japan Food Industry Executives
Board of Director, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Board of Director, Yamaha Corporation
Representative Directors, 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 Directors, Members of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice Presidents Etsuhiro Takato (General Manager, Food Products Division; Logistics Planning; Advertising; Olympic & Paralympic Promotional Office)
Profile
Date of Birth
February 6, 1957
Place of Birth
Kanagawa, Japan
Career
June 2017
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, Food Products Division
June 2016
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, Food Products Division
June 2015
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, Asean Division
President, Ajinomoto (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
President, Ajinomoto Sea Reginal Headquarters Co., Ltd.
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.
Current board memberships and other positions
Chairman, Japan Soup Association
Vice Chairman, National Association of class mayonnaise dressing
Vice Chief Director, Japan Advertising Review Organization, Inc.
Director, Japan Marketing Association
Outside Director, TOKAI DENPUN CO., LTD
Hiroshi Fukushi (General Manager, AminoScience Division)
Profile
Date of Birth
April 25, 1958
Place of Birth
Hokkaido, Japan
Career
June 2017
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
General Manager, AminoScience Division
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 Senior Vice President Masaya Tochio (Management of Corporate; Legal)
Profile
Date of Birth
August 8, 1959
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2017
Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
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.
Members of the Board & Corporate Vice President Takeshi Kimura (Management of R&D; Nutrition Improvement;Quality Assurance; Intellectual Property)
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
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
Chairman, Japan Alliance of Health Food Associations
Outside Directors Sakie T. Fukushima
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
External Member of the Board, Bridgestone Corporation
External Director, J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd
Outside Director, USHIO INC.
Yasuo Saito
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
Vice Presidents, Japanese Olympic Committee
Takashi Nawa
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.
External director, NEC Capital Solutions Limited
External Director, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
External Director, DENSO Corporation
Audit & Supervisory Board Members (Standing) Yoichiro Togashi
Shizuo Tanaka
Audit & Supervisory Board Members (External) Masami Hashimoto (Certified Public Accountant)
Atsushi Toki (Attorney-at-law)
Hiroshi Murakami
Corporate Vice Presidents Makoto Murabayashi (Business Strategy and Development)
Kazuya Onomichi (General Manager, Institute for Innovation)
Shunichi Komatsu (General Manager, Europe & Africa Division)
Chiaki Nosaka (Diversity Project Leader; General Manager, Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies)
Haruo Kurata (General Manager, North America Division)
Hiroyuki Kojima (Deputy General Manager, AminoScience Division; General Manager, Research Institute for Bioscience Products & Fine Chemicals)
Hideki Takeuchi (Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division; Food Sales Administration)
Kaoru Kurashima (General Manager, Asean Division)
Yoshimasa Yoshimiya (Japan Corporate Division)
Taro Fujie (Work-Style Innovation Leader; Information Systems Planning)
Masayoshi Kurosaki (General Manager, Latin America Division)
Corporate Executive Officers Masaya Sugimori (General Manager, China Division)
Eiji Majima (Deputy President, AJINOMOTO EUROPE S.A.S.)
Hiroshi Motoyama (General Manager, Food Ingredients Dept.)
Masahiro Tani (General Manager, Group Procurement Center)
Daniel Bercovici (President, AJINOMOTO EUROLYSINE S.A.S.)
Gwinnett Bompas (Deputy General Manager, Europe & Africa Division; General Manager, Pharmaceutical Custom Manufacturing Dept.)
Jiro Sakamoto (Director, Promasidor Holdings Limited)
Chika Morishima (General Manager, Consumer Foods & Seasonings Dept.)
Koji Tamura (General Manager, Production & Technology Administration Center)
Takayuki Koda (General Manager, Production Management Dept.)
Narutoshi Fukase (General Manager, Tokyo Branch)
Tadahiko Yokota (President, Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co.,Inc.)
Hiroshi Tsujita (General Manager, Kawasaki Administration & Coordination Office; General Manager, Kawasaki Plant)
Junichiro Kojima (General Manager, R&D Planning Dept.)
Yoshiteru Masai (General Manager, Specialty Chemicals Dept.)
Tetsuya Nakano (General Manager, Finance & Accounting Dept.)
Tatsuya Sasaki (General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept.)
Hiroharu Motohashi (Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division; Overseas Foods & Seasonings, Sweeteners)
Masami Kashiwakura (President, Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.)
Hideaki Kawana (General Manager, Food Production & Technology Administration Center)
Takumi Matsuzawa (General Manager, Global Human Resources Dept.)
Masaki Kashihara (General Manager, Food Development & Technology Center)
David Enloe (President, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.)
Bernard Kreilmann (President, Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc.)