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Member of the Board

※Career summary, position and responsibilities in the Company
(Significant concurrent positions outside the Company)

As of July 1, 2023

  • Tatsuya Sato
    Member of the Board,
    Executive Officer,
    President & CEOCareer Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1983Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2016President, Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
    • June 2017Corporate Fellow, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2018General Manager, North America Division, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2018President, Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition North America
    • June 2019Corporate Vice President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • April 2021Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, In Charge of Corporate Administration, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • June 2021Member of the Board, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • July 2021In Charge of Corporate Administration, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • April 2022Member of the Board, Executive Officer , President, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • July 2023CEO, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Sato has been involved in food and a wide variety of businesses, mainly overseas, at Ajinomoto Co., Inc., and has abundant experience and insights related broadly to overseas business and corporate management in general. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board.
  • Takeshi Kamigochi
    Member of the Board,
    Executive Officer, Senior Vice President & COOCareer Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1987Joined Nippon Lever K.K. (currently Unilever Japan K.K.)
    • April 1999CFO, Nippon Lever K.K. (currently Unilever Japan K.K.)
    • January 2003SVP Finance, Supply Chain Food, Unilever Asia Office
    • April 2006COO and CFO, Unilever Japan K.K. (in charge of Japan and Korea operations)
    • April 2012SVP, Store Operation Division, Walmart Japan K.K. (Seiyu)
    • May 2015CEO, Walmart Japan K.K.
    • April 2018CEO, Global Consumer Goods Dept., Sunstar Suisse S.A.
    • July 2021Executive Fellow, Corporate Administration, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • December 2021Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • April 2022In charge of Oils and Fats Business Unit, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • June 2022Member of the Board, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • July 2023COO, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Kamigochi has been engaged in corporate management at global companies including Unilever Japan and Walmart Japan for many years, and has abundant experience and insights related to global business and corporate management. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board.
  • Eizo Matsumoto
    Member of the Board,
    Executive Officer, Vice President & CTOCareer Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1986Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2011Head, Process Industrialization Laboratory, Research Institute for Bioscience Products & Fine Chemicals, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • April 2015Deputy Director General for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office
    • June 2017Advisor, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • June 2017Member of the Board, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • June 2017Executive Officer, Vice President, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • July 2018In charge of Production & Technology, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • July 2023CTO, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Matsumoto has been involved in researches including for industrialization of food ingredients and pharmaceutical ingredients at Ajinomoto Co., Inc. For around two years since 2015, he performed his duties as Deputy Director General of Cabinet Office. Thus, he has abundant experience and profound insights related to researches in general for industrialization of various ingredients. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board.
  • Tatsuya Sasaki
    Member of the Board(Outside Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1986Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • January 2011General Manager, Nutrition Care Department, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2013General Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • June 2017Corporate Executive Officer, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • June 2019Corporate Vice President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2019General Manager, Latin America Division, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and President, Ajinomoto do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos Ltda.
    • June 2021Executive Officer & Vice President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • April 2022Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (to present)
    • April 2022General Manager, Global Corporate Division and Corporate Service Division, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • June 2022Member of the Board, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (to present)
    • June 2022Member of the Board(Outside Director), J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • November 2022In charge of diversity and HR, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • April 2023General Manager, Corporate Division, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsMember of the Board, Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, General Manager, Corporate Division, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Sasaki has been involved in food business both in Japan and overseas at Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and has abundant experience and insights related broadly to food business and corporate management in general. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board(Outside Director).
  • Osamu Watanabe
    Member of the Board(Outside Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1994Joined MITSUI & CO., LTD.
    • December 2006Deputy General Manager, Produce & Provisions Division, Kuala Lumpur Branch, MITSUI & CO. (Asia & Pacific) Pte Ltd.
    • July 2012General Manager, Dongyangguang Business Promotion Office, Metal Dept., Mineral & Metal Resources Business Unit, MITSUI & CO., LTD.
    • January 2014General Manager, Multigrain Promotion Office, Grain Dept. 2, Food Business Unit, MITSUI & CO., LTD.
    • April 2017General Manager, Overseas Sales Dept., Kadoya Sesame Mills Incorporated
    • July 2019Operating Officer, General Manager, Overseas Sales Dept., Kadoya Sesame Mills Incorporated
    • August 2020General Manager, Food and Retail Business Division, MITSUI & CO. (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    • April 2021General Manager, Oils & Fats and Staple Foods Dept., Food Business Unit, MITSUI & CO., LTD.
    • June 2021External Director, FEED ONE CO., LTD.
    • December 2021General Manager, Oil & Processed Material Solutions Dept., Food Business Unit, MITSUI & CO., LTD. (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsGeneral Manager, Oil & Processed Material Solutions Dept., Food Business Unit, MITSUI & CO., LTD.
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Watanabe has been involved in businesses including overseas and food containing oils and fats at MITSUI & CO., LTD., and has abundant experience and insights related broadly to overseas business and food business. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board(Outside Director).
  • Yugo Ishida
    Member of the Board(Independent Outside Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1979Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
    • November 1997Representative Director and President, Nomura Italy S.I.M.p.A
    • April 2004Executive Officer, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
    • April 2005Director, President and CEO, Nomura Europe Holdings plc
    • April 2008Managing Executive Officer, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
    • April 2009Executive Vice President, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
    • June 2011Director, COO and President, Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
    • January 2014Representative Director and President, LAZARD JAPAN ASSET MANAGEMENT K.K. (to present)
    • June 2019Member of the Board(Outside Director), J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsRepresentative Director and President, LAZARD JAPAN ASSET MANAGEMENT K.K.
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Ishida has been engaged in corporate management as well as involved in finance in Japan and overseas at security companies and asset management companies, and has abundant experience and insights related to capital market and corporate management. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board(Outside Director).
  • Hiroko Koide
    Member of the Board(Independent Outside Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • September 1986Joined J. Walter Thompson Japan K.K. (currently Wunderman Thompson Tokyo G.K.)
    • May 1993Joined Nippon Lever K.K. (currently Unilever Japan K.K.)
    • April 2001Director, Nippon Lever K.K. (currently Unilever Japan K.K.)
    • April 2006General Manager, Marketing Management Unit, Masterfoods Ltd. (currently Mars Japan Limited)
    • April 2008Chief Operating Officer, Masterfoods Ltd. (currently Mars Japan Limited)
    • November 2010Representative Director and President, Parfums Christian Dior Japon K.K.
    • January 2013Outside Director, Kirin Company
    • April 2013Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (U.S.) (currently Newell Brands Inc. (U.S.))
    • June 2016Outside Director, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (to present)
    • April 2018Director, Vicela Japan Co., Ltd.
    • June 2019Outside Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    • June 2019Member of the Board(Outside Director), J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • May 2021Outside Director, J. FRONT RETAILING Co., Ltd. (to present)
    • November 2022Outside Director, Newport Ltd. (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsOutside Director, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
      Outside Director, J. FRONT RETAILING Co., Ltd.
      Outside Director, Newport Ltd.
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    • Reason for nominationMs. Koide has been engaged in corporate management as well as involved in marketing at a variety of global companies, and has abundant experience and insights related to global business, marketing and corporate management. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that she will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board(Outside Director).
  • Tsuyoshi Kameoka
    Member of the Board(Independent Outside Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1979Joined Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • April 2003Oil Products Division Manager, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • May 2005Senior Officer and Kinki Area Manager, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • March 2006Executive Officer and Kinki Area Manager, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • November 2008Executive Officer and General Manager, Head Office Sales Division, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • March 2009Corporate Executive Officer, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • March 2013Executive Officer Vice President, Oil Business COO, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • March 2015President & Representative Director, Group CEO, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K.
    • April 2019Vice Chairman and Representative Director, and Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    • June 2020Special Advisor, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    • June 2021Outside Director, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
    • June 2022Member of the Board(Outside Director), J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • June 2023Outside Director, Sojitz Corporation (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsOutside Director, Sojitz Corporation
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Kameoka has been engaged in corporate management for many years, such as serving as President & Representative Director of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., and has abundant experience and insights related to corporate management. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to take a role of making important decisions and supervising business execution and appoints as Member of the Board(Outside Director).

Audit and Supervisory Board Members

※Career summary, position and responsibilities in the Company
(Significant concurrent positions outside the Company)

As of July 1, 2023

  • Shunichi Komatsu
    Audit and Supervisory Board Member(Standing)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1981Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • July 2005Managing Director, Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad
    • July 2007President, PT AJINOMOTO INDONESIA
    • July 2009General Manager, Sweeteners Dept., Amino Acid Company, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • June 2011Corporate Executive Officer, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • June 2015Corporate Vice President, AminoScience Division, General Manager, Europe & Africa Division, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    • June 2019Advisor, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • June 2020Audit & Supervisory Board Member, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Komatsu has been involved in food business both in Japan and overseas at Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and has abundant experience and insights related broadly to food business and corporate management in general. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to provide objective monitoring and supervision of the execution of duties by management and appoints as Audit & Supervisory.
  • Akira Nozaki
    Audit and Supervisory Board MemberCareer Summary & Reason for nomination
    • April 1988Registration to lawyer (DAI-ICHI TOKYO BAR ASSOCIATION)
    • April 1995Established Nagashima & Nozaki Law Office
    • March 2003Established Nozaki Law Office (to present)
    • September 2006Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Macromill, Inc.
    • June 2011Audit & Supervisory Board Member, NEC Fielding, Ltd.
    • June 2014Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, ipet Insurance CO., Ltd.
    • June 2015Outside Director, ICHIKAWA CO., LTD.
    • June 2015Outside Director, J-OIL MILLS, Inc.
    • June 2017Audit & Supervisory Board Member, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsRepresentative, Nozaki Law Office (lawyer)
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Nozaki has specialized knowledge and abundant experience as a legal expert focusing on corporate legal affairs. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to provide objective monitoring and supervision of the execution of duties by management and appoints as Audit & Supervisory.
  • Akira Muto
    Outside Audit and Supervisory Board Member (Independent Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • December 1988Joined ASAHI BREWERIES, LTD.
    • April 2007General Manager, Accounting Department, Wakodo Co., Ltd.
    • March 2008Executive Officer, General Manager, Accounting Department, Wakodo Co., Ltd. (currently Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.)
    • April 2009Senior Officer, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
    • September 2012Executive Officer, Deputy Manager, Planning Division, General Manager, Finance Department, Asahi Food & Healthcare Co., Ltd. (currently Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.)
    • March 2015Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
    • March 2020Outside Auditor, Ghelia Inc. (to present)
    • June 2020Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsOutside Auditor, Ghelia Inc.
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    • Reason for nominationMr.Muto has been involved in the food related business and accounting operations at Asahi Breweries, Ltd. He has abundant experience and insights related broadly to food related business and corporate management in general as he served as a Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to provide objective monitoring and supervision of the execution of duties by management and appoints as Outside Audit & Supervisory, Independent Director.
  • Eiji Mizutani
    Outside Audit and Supervisory Board Member (Independent Director)Career Summary & Reason for nomination
    • October 1981Joined Shinwa Audit Corp. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
    • September 2003Partner, Asahi & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
    • November 2015Chairman of the Senior Review Board, KPMG AZSA LLC
    • June 2020Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, J-OIL MILLS, Inc. (to present)
    • July 2021Representative of Eiji Mizutani CPA Firm (to present)
    • June 2022Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, OBAYASHI CORPORATION (to present)
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    • Significant concurrent positionsRepresentative of Eiji Mizutani CPA Firm
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, OBAYASHI CORPORATION
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    • Reason for nominationMr. Mizutani has specialized knowledge and abundant experience as a certified public accountant, and has not been engaged in corporate management in the past. Accordingly, J-OIL MILLS, INC. judges that he will be able to provide objective monitoring and supervision of the execution of duties by management and appoints as Outside Audit & Supervisory, Independent Director.

Executive Officers

Ryo TomizawaExecutive Officer, Vice President
Shigeru OnoExecutive Officer
Koyu FurukawaExecutive Officer
Kazunobu TanakaExecutive Officer
Koji YamaguchiExecutive Officer
Kazumi HatayaExecutive Officer
Atsuki MizumotoExecutive Officer
Yoko SakuraiExecutive Officer
Yasuhisa EbuchiExecutive Officer & CHRO
Yuichiro HaruyamaExecutive Officer & CFO
Kazuya KondoExecutive Officer

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