Corporate Data

Directors, Auditors and Corporate Executive Officers

Chairman of the Board Masatoshi Ito
Profile
Date of Birth
September 12, 1947
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2019
Chairman of the Board
June 2015
Representative Director & Chairman of the Board
June 2009
Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
August 2006
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
President, Food Products Company
June 2005
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
Vice President, Food Products Company
April 2003
Representative Director, President, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.
June 1999
Member of the Board
April 1971
joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Current board memberships and other positions
Chairman, Society of Japan Food Industry Executives
President, Japan Sport Association
Chairman, Japan Overseas Enterprises Association
Chairman, Japan Advertisers Association
Board of Director, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Board of Director, Yamaha Corporation
Board of Director, NEC Corporation
Representative Director, President & CEO 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., Inc.
Representative Director, Corporate Executive Deputy President Hiroshi Fukushi (Chief Digital Officer (CDO))
Profile
Date of Birth
April 25, 1958
Place of Birth
Hokkaido, Japan
Career
June 2019
Member of the Board & Corporate Executive Deputy President
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., Inc.
Current board memberships and other positions
Director, International Council on Amino Acid Science (ICAAS)
Representative Director, Corporate Senior Vice President Masaya Tochio (General Manager, Global Corporate Division and Corporate Service Division)
Profile
Date of Birth
August 8, 1959
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2019
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Corporate Senior Vice President
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., Inc.
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President Chiaki Nosaka (In charge of diversity and HR)
Profile
Date of Birth
Nov 6, 1960
Place of Birth
Tokyo, Japan
Career
June 2019
Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President
June 2015
Corporate Vice President
General Manager, Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Chairman, Shanghai Ajinomoto Food Research and Development Center Co., Ltd.
June 2011
Corporate Executive Officer
General Manager, Food product Development Center, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
July 2009
General Manager, Food technology Development Center, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
April 2005
General Manager, Shanghai Ajinomoto Food Research and Development Center Co., Ltd.
April 1983
joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Member of the Board Etsuhiro Takato
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., Inc.
Outside Director 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
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.
Kimie Iwata
Profile
Date of Birth
April 6, 1947
Place of Birth
Kagawa, Japan
Career
June 2019
Outside Director, Resona Holdings, Inc. (present post)
Outside Director, Ajinomoto Co., Ltd. (present post)
June 2018
Outside Director, Sumitomo Corporation (present post)
March 2016
Outside Director, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
October 2015
Audit and Inspection Commissioner, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (present post)
July 2012
Outside Director, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
April 2012
Director, Shiseido Company, Limited
March 2012
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
June 2008
Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Shiseido Company, Limited
April 2008
Director and Executive Vice President, Shiseido Company, Limited
April 2007
Director, Corporate Executive Officer, Shiseido Company, Limited
June 2004
Director, Corporate Officer, Shiseido Company, Limited
January 2001
Director-General of Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
April 1971
Joined the Ministry of Labour (currently Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Current board memberships and other positions
Outside Director, Sumitomo Corporation
Outside Director, Resona Holdings, Inc.
Audit and Inspection Commissioner, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Audit & Supervisory Board Members (Standing) Yoichiro Togashi
Shizuo Tanaka
Audit & Supervisory Board Members (External) Atsushi Toki (Attorney-at-law)
Hiroshi Murakami
Hideki Amano (Certified Public Accountant)
Corporate Senior Vice President Hiroyuki Kojima (Management of R&D and General Manager, R&D Planning Dept. and Quality Assurance Dept. and Intellectual Property Dept.)
Kaoru Kurashima (General Manager, Food Products Division)
Corporate Vice President Kazuya Onomichi (Secretarial Dept. and General Affairs & Risk Management Dept.)
Haruo Kurata (Corporate Strategy Dept.)
Taro Fujie (Smart Corporate Promotion Han and General Manager, Global Corporate Division Smart Corporate Promotion Han)
Masayoshi Kurosaki (Management of Frozen Foods and General Manager, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods)
Hiroshi Motoyama (Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division)
Gwinnett Bompas (General Manager, AminoScience Division)
Jiro Sakamoto (General Manager, Food Products Division Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies)
Takayuki Koda (In charge of SCM Reform)
Narutoshi Fukase (Deputy General Manager, Food Products Division and Manager of Domestic Sales)
Yoshiteru Masai (General Manager, AminoScience Division Europe & Africa Division Paris Office and President, Ajinomoto Foods Europe)
Tetsuya Nakano (General Manager, Global Corporate Division Global Finance Dept.)
Tatsuya Sasaki (General Manager, Food Products Division Latin America Division and Sao Paulo Office)
Hiroharu Motohashi (General Manager, Food Products Division ASEAN Division and Bangkok Office)
Hiroshi Shiragami (Deputy General Manager, AminoScience Division and General Manager, Research Institute for Bioscience Products & Fine Chemicals)
Tatsuya Sato(General Manager, AminoScience Division North America Division and Chicago Office and President, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America)
Corporate Executive Officer Masahiro Tani (General Manager, Corporate Service Division Information System Planning Dept. and Group Procurement Center)
Chika Morishima (Advertising Dept. and Olympic & Paralympic Promotional Office and Global Communications Dept. and Public Communications Dept.)
Koji Tamura (General Manager, AminoScience Division Kyushu Plant)
Tadahiko Yokota (General Manager, AminoScience Division Specialty Chemicals Dept.)
Junichiro Kojima (General Manager, Corporate Planning Dept.)
Masami Kashiwakura (President, Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group)
Hideaki Kawana (General Manager, Global Frozen Foods Strategy Dept.)
Takumi Matsuzawa (General Manager, Human Resources Dept. and Global Human Resources Dept.)
Masaki Kashihara (General Manager, Technology Development Center, Institute of Food Sciences and Technologies)
David Enloe (General Manager, AminoScience Division Pharmaceutical Custom Manufacturing Dept. and President, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.)
Takayuki Tahara (General Manager, Food Products Division Osaka Branch)
Tatsuya Okamoto (General Manager, Consumer Foods & Seasonings Dept.)
Ichiro Sakakura (General Manager, ASEAN Division Jacarta Office and President, Ajinomoto Indonesia)
Sumio Maeda (President, Ajinomoto Foods North America)
Toshiyuki Mochizuki (General Manager, Food Production & Technology Administration Center)
Hiroyuki Teramoto (General Manager, Tokyo Branch)
Ayumu Kamiya (General Manager, Overseas Foods & Seasonings Dept.)
Shigeo Nakamura (President, Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Inc.)