Leadership Team

Directors

Representative Director
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer

Itsuo Hama

Biography

Date of Birth: March 14, 1954

April 1977
Joined Lion Fat & Oil Co., Ltd.
March 2008
Director, Executive General Manager of Household Products Division
January 2009
Director, Executive General Manager of Household Products Division, Responsible for Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute, Distribution Policy and Customer Development Department
January 2010
Director, Responsible for Health Care Products Division, Household Products Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute, Distribution Policy and Customer Development Department
March 2010
Executive Director, Responsible for Health Care Products Division, Household Products Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute, Distribution Policy and Customer Development Department
January 2012
Representative Director, President, Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Responsible for Risk Management
January 2014
Representative Director, President and CEO, Executive Officer
March 2016
Representative Director, President and CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Officer
March 2017
Representative Director, President and Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer
January 2019
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer (current position)

Representative Director
President and Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Masazumi Kikukawa

Biography

Date of Birth: October 26, 1959

April 1984
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2010
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Household Products Division
January 2012
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division
March 2012
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Health and Home Care Products Business, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division, Responsible for Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute and Distribution Policy Department
January 2016
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Health and Home Care Products Division, Health and Home Care Products Sales Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Direct Marketing Division, Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute and Distribution Policy Department
March 2016
Executive Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Health and Home Care Products Division, Health and Home Care Products Sales Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Direct Marketing Division, Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute and Distribution Policy Department
March 2017
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Health and Home Care Products Division, Health and Home Care Products Sales Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Direct Marketing Division, Advertising Department, Behavioral Science Research Institute and Distribution Policy Department
January 2018
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Corporate Ethics, Direct Marketing Division, International Division and Overall Chemicals Businesses
March 2018
Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Corporate Ethics, Direct Marketing Division, International Division and Overall Chemicals Businesses
January 2019
Representative Director, President and Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer (current position)

Director
Senior Executive Officer

Kenjiro Kobayashi

Biography

Date of Birth: December 18, 1962

April 1987
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2009
Executive Officer, Director of Planning and Coordination Department, Health Care Products Division
January 2010
Senior Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of International Division
January 2012
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of International Division
March 2012
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Overall International Businesses, Executive General Manager of International Division
January 2014
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Overall International Businesses, Executive General Manager of International Division and Business Development Department I
January 2015
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Overall International Businesses, Executive General Manager of International Division and Director of Oleochemical Business Development Office, International Division
January 2016
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Secretary Department, Corporate Brand Promotion Office, System Department, General Affairs Department, Corporate Communication Center and CSR Promotion Department
January 2017
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Human Resources and General Affairs Headquarters, Secretary Department, Corporate Brand Promotion Office, System Department, Corporate Communication Center and CSR Promotion Department
March 2017
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Human Resources and General Affairs Headquarters, Secretary Department, Corporate Brand Promotion Office, System Department, Corporate Communication Center and CSR Promotion Department
January 2018
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Human Resources and General Affairs Headquarters, Secretary Department, CSV Promotion Department, System Department and Corporate Communication Center
January 2019
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Corporate Ethics, Human Resources and General Affairs Headquarters, Secretary Department, CSV Promotion Department, System Department, Corporate Communication Center and Business Process Re-engineering Department
January 2020
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Corporate Ethics, Human Resources Development Center, General Affairs Department, Secretary Department, CSV Promotion Department, System Department, Corporate Communication Center and Business Process Re-engineering Department
January 2021
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Corporate Ethics, Human Resources Development Center, General Affairs Department, Secretary Department, Sustainability Promotion Department, System Department and Business Process Re-engineering Department (current position)

Director
Senior Executive Officer

Takeo Sakakibara

Biography

Date of Birth: November 22, 1960

April 1983
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2010
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Health Care Products Division
January 2012
Executive Officer, President of Lion Trading Co., Ltd.
January 2016
Executive Officer, Assistant to the President
March 2016
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Risk Management, Corporate Planning Department, Finance Department, Consumer Service Center, Pharmaceutical Affairs and Quality Assurance Department, and Legal Department
January 2017
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Risk Management, Corporate Strategy Headquarters, Consumer Service Center, Pharmaceutical Affairs and Quality Assurance Department, and Legal Department
March 2017
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Risk Management, Corporate Strategy Headquarters, Consumer Service Center, Pharmaceutical Affairs and Quality Assurance Department, and Legal Department
January 2018
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Risk Management, Corporate Strategy Headquarters, Consumer Service Center, Reliability Assurance Department and Legal Department
January 2020
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Risk Management, Corporate Planning Department, Finance Department, Consumer Service Center, Reliability Assurance Department and Legal Department (current position)

Director
Senior Executive Officer

Yugo Kume

Biography

Date of Birth: October 1, 1961

April 1984
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2011
Director of Oral Care Business Department, Health Care Products Division
January 2012
Executive General Manager of the Oral Care Business Department, Health and Home Care Products Division
January 2015
Assistant Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division
January 2016
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division
January 2018
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division, Responsible for Communication Design Department, Consumer Knowledge Center and Distribution Policy Department
March 2018
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Health and Home Care Products Sales Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Communication Design Department, Consumer Knowledge Center and Distribution Policy Department, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division
January 2019
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Direct Marketing Division, Communication Design Department and Consumer Knowledge Center, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division
January 2020
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Business Development Center, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Direct Marketing Division, Communication Design Department and Consumer Knowledge Center, Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division
January 2021
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Responsible for Business Development Center, Health & Home Care Products Division, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Direct Marketing Division and Corporate Communication Center (current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

Representative, Lion Corporation (Thailand) Ltd.

Director
Executive Officer

Fumitomo Noritake

Biography

Date of Birth: August 20, 1963

April 1988
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2009
Director of Direct Marketing Business Department, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division, Director of Functional Food Business Office
January 2012
Director of Direct Marketing Business Department, Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division
January 2016
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Direct Marketing Division, Director of Sales Administration Department
January 2017
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Direct Marketing Division
January 2018
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Research and Development Headquarters
January 2019
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Research and Development Headquarters, Responsible for Overall Chemicals Businesses, Intellectual Property Department, and Safety and Disaster Prevention Promotion Department
March 2019
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Supply Chain Management Headquarters, Production Engineering Research Headquarters, Purchasing Headquarters, Production Headquarters, Overall Chemicals Businesses, Intellectual Property Department and Safety and Disaster Prevention Promotion Department, Executive General Manager of Research and Development Headquarters
January 2020
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Supply Chain Management Headquarters, Production Engineering Research Headquarters, Purchasing Headquarters, Research and Development Headquarters, Production Headquarters, Overall Chemicals Businesses, Intellectual Property Department and Safety and Disaster Prevention Promotion Department
January 2021
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for Supply Chain Management Headquarters, Production Engineering Research Headquarters, Purchasing Headquarters, Research and Development Headquarters, Production Headquarters, Overall Chemicals Businesses, DX Promotion Department, Intellectual Property Department and Safety and Disaster Prevention Department (current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

Representative, Lion Corporation (Thailand) Ltd.

Director
Executive Officer

Hitoshi Suzuki

Biography

Date of Birth: March 24, 1963

April 1985
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2011
Director of Planning and Coordination Department, International Division
January 2012
Director of Business Development Department, International Division
January 2014
Assistant Executive General Manager of International Division and Director of Business Development Department II
January 2015
Assistant Executive General Manager of International Division and Director of New Area Development office
January 2016
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of International Division, Director of Oleochemical Business Development Office and New Area Development office
January 2017
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of International Division and Director of Strategic Planning Department
May 2017
Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of International Division
March 2019
Senior Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of International Division
March 2021
Director, Executive Officer, Responsible for International Division(current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

Representative, Lion Corporation (Thailand) Ltd.

Representative, Southern Lion Sdn. Bhd.

External Director

Kazunari Uchida

Biography

Date of Birth: October 31, 1951

January 1985
Joined Boston Consulting Group
June 2000
Representative for Japan, Boston Consulting Group
March 2006
External Auditor, Suntory Limited (now Suntory Holdings Limited)
April 2006
Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University (current position)
February 2012
External Auditor, Kewpie Corporation
June 2012
External Director, Lifenet Insurance Company
External Director, Mitsui-Soko Holdings Co., Ltd
August 2012
External Director, Japan ERI Co., Ltd. (now ERI Holdings Co., Ltd.)
March 2016
External Director, Lion Corporation (current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

External Director, Kewpie Corporation

External Director, BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD.

External Director

Takashi Shiraishi

Biography

Date of Birth: February 22, 1950

June 1979
Assistant Professor, International Relations, Department of Humanities and Social Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
January 1996
Professor, Department of Asian Studies and Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University
July 1996
Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
April 2005
Professor and Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
May 2007
President, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
January 2009
Councilor, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office
April 2011
President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
January 2013
Member, Management Evaluation Committee (now the Advisory Committee), Lion Corporation
March 2017
External Director, Lion Corporation (current position)
April 2017
Special visiting professor, Ritsumeikan University
May 2017
Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (current position)
April 2018
Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto (current position)

External Director

Takako Sugaya

Biography

Date of Birth: September 20, 1972

October 2002
Registered as an attorney at law (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Joined Yamada Hideo Law Office (now the Yamada Ozaki Law Office) (current position)
March 2019
External Director, Lion Corporation (current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Faith, Inc.

External Director, Kyokuto Securities Co., Ltd.

Associate Professor, Toin University of Yokohama Graduate School of Laws

External Director

Reiko Yasue

Biography

Date of Birth: January 26, 1968

April 1991
Joined Nagoya Research Institute, Panasonic Information Systems Co., Ltd. (now Panasonic Advanced Technology Development Co., Ltd.)
December 1999
Joined Motorola, Inc.
June 2004
Joined SEVEN Networks, Inc.
September 2005
Joined Qualcomm, Inc.
July 2009
Joined FUJISOFT Inc.
April 2015
Managing Executive Officer, FUJISOFT Inc.
January 2018
Joined Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd., Executive Vice President
March 2018
Representative Director, Executive Vice President, Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
March 2019
Representative Director, President & CEO, Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
January 2020
Representative Director, President and Executive Officer, Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. (current position)
March 2021
External Director, Lion Corporation (current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

Board Director (external), TOMY COMPANY, LTD.

Note:
Notification of the appointment of Mr. Kazunari Uchida,Mr. Takashi Shiraishi,Ms. Takako Sugaya and Ms. Reiko Yasue as independent directors has been sent to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Toshiyuki Nikkawa

Biography

Date of Birth: January 29, 1961

April 1984
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2008
Director of Planning and Coordination Department, Household Products Division
July 2010
Director of Planning and Coordination Department, Household Products Division, Director of Business Coordination Department
January 2011
Director of Corporate Planning Departments
January 2014
President of Lion Logistics Service Company, Ltd.
March 2019
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Yoshiaki Kamao

Biography

Date of Birth: December 2, 1961

April 1985
Joined Lion Corporation
January 2011
Director of Finance Department
January 2017
Director of Finance Department, Corporate Strategy Headquarters
March 2019
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Takao Yamaguchi

Biography

Date of Birth: September 13, 1954

October 1981
Joined Chuo Accounting Office Auditing Corporation
February 1985
Acquired Japanese CPA certification
September 1987
Entered Yamaguchi Accounting Office
December 1987
Acquired Japanese tax accountant certification
January 1996
Director, Yamaguchi Accounting Office (current position)
March 2015
Alternate Audit & Supervisory Board Member,Lion Corporation
March 2019
External Audit & Supervisory Board Member,Lion Corporation(current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member, KYORIN Holdings, Inc.

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd.

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Setsuko Takemoto

Biography

Date of Birth: June 28, 1950

April 1969
Joined the Ministry of Finance
July 2009
Director, Ogikubo Tax Agency
July 2011
Retired from the National Tax Agency
August 2011
Acquired Japanese tax accountant certification
September 2011
Established Takemoto Setsuko Tax Accounting Office (now the Kuchitani General Accounting Office) (current position)
March 2019
External Audit & Supervisory Board Member,Lion Corporation(current position)

External Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Atsuko Suzuki

Biography

Date of Birth: September 9, 1962

April 1986
Joined Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now Panasonic Corporation)
April 2008
Director and Manager of the CSR Office, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (resigned in December 2014)
April 2010
External Director and Auditor, Nara Women’s University (resigned in December 2012)
January 2015
Joined Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
April 2015
Manager of the Social Environment Department, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
October 2015
Manager of the Sustainability Promotion Section, Olympic/Paralympic Promotion Headquarters (concurrently held), Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
April 2017
Director and General Manager of the CSR Division of Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
May 2019
Resigned from Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
March 2021
External Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Lion Corporation (current position)

(Significant concurrent positions)

External Director, ASAHI CO., LTD.

External Director, YAMAZEN CORPORATION

Note:
Notification of the appointment of Mr. Takao Yamaguchi, Ms. Setsuko Takemoto and Ms. Atsuko Suzuki as independent audit & supervisory board members has been sent to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Executive Officers Not Concurrently Serving as Directors

Masaharu Mikuni

Senior Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Sales Division
Responsible for Distribution Policy Department

Tomomichi Okano

Executive Officer
President of Lion Chemical Corporation

Hiroyuki Chiba

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Purchasing Headquarters

Shinichiro Hiraoka

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Supply Chain Management Headquarters

Jiro Nagasawa

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Gift and Channel-Specific Products Division

Kengo Fukuda

Executive Officer
President of Lion Hygiene Corporation

Yasutsugu Shimizu

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Production Headquarters

Takashi Nagai

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Direct Marketing Division

Yoko Koike

Executive Officer
Director of Human Resources Development Center

Kosuke Tanaka

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Research and Development Headquarters

Masayuki Takemori

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of Health and Home Care Products Division

Annette Ling

Executive Officer
Executive General Manager of International Division