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Members of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

From the top left of the photo, Masamichi Mizukami, Takashi Kimura, Katsuhiko Sugita, Yasuomi Matsuyama.
From the center left, Yasushi Kosaka, Tomohiko Okubo, Masato Inari, Nobuhisa Ariyoshi, Kenji Kato, Naruyuki Nagaoka.
From the bottom left of the photo, Haruko Hirose, Kazuo Tanikawa, Toshikiyo Kurai, Masashi Fujii, Tsugio Sato, Toru Suzuki.

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Members of the Board of Directors

Toshikiyo KuraiRepresentative Director, Chairman

Professional background

Born January 9, 1952

April 1975
Joined MGC
June 2003
General manager, Inorganic Chemicals Division, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2006
Executive officer
General manager, Inorganic Chemicals Division, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2008
Executive officer
President, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2009
Director and managing executive officer
President, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2010
Director and managing executive officer
President, Specialty Chemicals Company
General manager, Engineering Plastics Division, Specialty Chemicals Company
October 2011
Director and managing executive officer
President, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2012
Representative director, senior managing executive officer and assistant to the president
President, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2013
President and representative director
April 2019
Chairman and representative director (current position)

Masashi FujiiRepresentative Director, President

Professional background

Born March 10, 1959

April 1981
Joined MGC
June 2010
General manager, Organic Chemicals Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
June 2012
Executive officer
General manager, Organic Chemicals Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
June 2014
Executive officer
General manager, Methanol Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2015
Managing executive officer in charge of the LNG Project Team
President, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
June 2015
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the LNG Project Team
President, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2018
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the LNG Project Team
President, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
General manager, Energy & Resources Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2019
President and representative director (current position)

Masato InariDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of the Internal Audit Division, Environment & Total Production Sector

Professional background

Born January 23, 1961

April 1985
Joined MGC
June 2011
Plant manager, Niigata Plant, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
June 2014
Executive officer
Plant manager, Niigata Plant, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2016
Executive officer
President, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2016
Director, JSP Corporation
April 2017
Managing executive officer
President, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2017
Director and managing executive officer
President, Aromatic Chemicals Company
April 2019
Director and Managing Executive Officer
In charge of the Production Technology Division, Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division
April 2020
Director and Managing Executive Officer
IIn charge of the Internal Audit Division, and Environment & Total Production Sector (current position)

Nobuhisa AriyoshiDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of internal control & risk management, Corporate Management Sector

Professional background

Born November 26, 1961

April 1984
Joined MGC
June 2012
General Manager, Administrative & Personnel Center
April 2016
Executive officer
General Manager, Electronic Materials Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
April 2018
Managing executive officer in charge of Finance & Accounting Center, information Systems Division, and Purchasing & Logistics Center
June 2018
Director and managing executive officer in charge of Finance & Accounting Center, Information Systems Division, and Purchasing & Logistics Center
April 2019
Director and Managing Executive Officer
In charge of compliance, risk management, the Internal Audit Division, Corporate Planning Division, Administrative & Personnel Center, and Corporate Communications Division,
Chairman of Internal Control Promotion Committee,
General manager of Tokyo Techno Park
June 2019
Director and Managing Executive Officer
In charge of compliance, risk management, Finance & Accounting Center, Information Systems Division, Administrative & Personnel Center, and Corporate Communications Division,
General manager of Tokyo Techno Park
April 2020
Director and Managing Executive Officer
In charge of internal control & risk management, Corporate Management Sector (current position)

Tomohiko OkuboDirector, Managing Executive Officer

Administrative Management of LNG Project Team, and in charge of Basic Chemicals Business Sector.

Professional background

Born April 26, 1961

April 1985
Joined MGC.
June 2010
Manager, Sales Group, Methanol Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
October 2014
Manager, Business Development Department, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2015
General Manager, Methanol Division, NaturalGas Chemicals Company
April 2016
Executive Officer, General Manager, Methanol Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2019
Managing Executive Officer, Administrative Management of LNG Project Team, and President of Natural Gas Chemicals Company.
June 2019
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Administrative Management of LNG Project Team, and President of Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2020
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Administrative Management of LNG Project Team, and in charge of Basic Chemicals Business Sector (current position)

Kenji KatoDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of Research & Development Sector

Professional background

Born June 2, 1962

April 1987
Joined MGC.
June 2013
General Manager, Tokyo Research Laboratory, Specialty Chemicals Company
April 2016
Executive Officer, and Plant Manager, Kashima Plant, Specialty Chemicals Company
April 2018
Executive Officer, General Manager, Electronic Materials Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
April 2019
Managing Executive Officer, President of Information & Advanced Materials Company
June 2019
Director, Managing Executive Officer, President of Information & Advanced Materials Company
April 2020
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Research & Development Sector (current position)

Yasushi KosakaDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Professional background

Born February 13,1961

April 1985
Joined MGC.
June 2012
General Manager, Inorganic Chemicals Division, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2014
Executive Officer, General Manager, Inorganic Chemicals Division, Specialty Chemicals Company
April 2016
Managing Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
June 2016
President and CEO, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation
April 2020
Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Specialty Chemicals Business Sector
June 2020
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Specialty Chemicals Business Sector (current position)

Naruyuki NagaokaDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of Compliance and Corporate planning Sector

Professional background

Born November 20,1962

April 1985
Joined MGC.
June 2011
Manager, Administrative, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2016
Manager, Corporate Planning Division
June 2016
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of JSP Corporation
April 2017
Executive Officer, Corporate Planning Division
June 2019
Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Planning and Purchase & Logistic Center
April 2020
Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Compliance and Corporate planning Sector
June 2020
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Compliance and Corporate planning Sector (current position)

Kazuo TanigawaOutside Director

Professional background

Born September 8, 1949

April 1972
Joined Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (currently Toshiba Corporation)
June 2004
Executive officer, Toshiba Corporation
June 2007
Director, executive officer and corporate senior vice president, Toshiba Corporation
June 2008
Director, executive officer and corporate executive vice president, Toshiba Corporation
June 2011
Advisor, Toshiba Corporation
Outside auditor, Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd. (currently Shibaura machine Co., Ltd)
May 2012
Chairman, Business Research Institute
Chairman, Japan Society for Human Resource Management
June 2015
Outside director, MGC (current position)

Tsugio SatoOutside Director

Professional background

Born February 20, 1951

April 1975
Assistant, Applied Chemistry Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University
February 1989
Associate professor, Department of Biomolecular Engineering, School of Engineering, Tohoku University
April 1994
Professor, Institute for Chemical Reaction Science, Tohoku University
April 2001
Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
April 2010
Deputy director, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
April 2013
Director, Center for Exploration of New Inorganic Materials, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
August 2013
Director, The Foundation for Japanese Chemical Research
April 2016
Professor emeritus, Tohoku University (current position)
June 2017
Outside director, MGC (current position)

Haruko HiroseOutside Director

Professional background

Born September 23,1945

December 1968
Appointed to the National Personnel Authority of Japan
January 1992
Director, Bureau of Human Resources Management of Headquarters (Paris), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
September 2002
Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director of Field Operations Division of Headquarters (Vienna), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
November 2006
Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kingdom of Morocco
April 2013
Specially Appointed Professor, Academy for Global Leadership Tokyo Institute of Technology
May 2014
President, Japan Morocco Association (current position)
June 2016
Outside Director, S&B Foods Inc. (current position)
April 2017
Director, Ochanomizu University
March 2018
Outside Director, Nikkiso Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2020
Outside director, MGC (current position)

Toru SuzukiOutside Director

Professional background

Born July 14,1955

April 1979
Joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
April 2011
Managing Officer, Performance Chemicals Business Unit, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
April 2014
Managing Officer, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and President of Mitsui & Co. Vietnam Ltd.
April 2015
Executive Managing Officer, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and President of Mitsui & Co. Vietnam Ltd.
June 2015
Executive Managing Officer, Chief Regional Representative of Southwest Asia, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and President of Mitsui & Co. India Pvt Ltd.,
June 2017
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Mitsui Sugar Co.,Ltd. (current position)
December 2018
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Nutri Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2020
Outside director, MGC (current position)

Executive officers

Takao OtaExecutive officer

General manager of Life Science Division, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Yoshihiro KayanoExecutive officer

General manager of Advanced Business Development Division, Research & Development Sector

Yasuo TeraokaExecutive officer

General manager of Engineering Plastics Division, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Naoki KogureExecutive officer

Plant manager of Kashima Plant, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Tsuguji KawabataExecutive officer

General manager of Production Technology Division, Environment & Total Production Sector

Kazushi ShiraiExecutive officer

In charge of Research & Development Sector (Deputy)

Motoyasu KitagawaExecutive officer

General manager of Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Planning Sector

Takayuki MiyamotoExecutive officer

General manager of Methanol Division, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Ko KedoExecutive officer

Plant manager of Mizushima Plant, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Tatsuo IwaiExecutive officer

Plant manager of Yokkaichi Plant, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Tomoyuki KiuraExecutive officer

General manager of Finance & Accounting Division, Corporate Management Sector
Group General manager of Finance Group, Finance & Accounting Division, Corporate Management Sector

Yoshikazu ShimaExecutive officer

General manager of R&D Promotion Division, Research & Development Sector

Yoshinori IsahayaExecutive officer

Deputy general manager of Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Planning Sector
Group General manager of Project Planning & Examination Department, Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Planning Sector

Ryozo YamaguchiExecutive officer

General manager of Administrative & Personnel Division, Corporate Management Sector
General manager of QOL Innovation Center Shirakawa, Corporate Management Sector

Members of the Audit & Supervisory Board

Takashi KimuraOutside Corporate Auditor

Professional background

Born September 1, 1954

April 1977
Joined The Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd.
June 2004
Executive officer, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.
Executive officer, Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group, Inc.
October 2005
Executive officer, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
January 2006
Executive officer, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFG, Ltd.
May 2007
Managing executive officer, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFG, Ltd.
October 2009
President and representative director, Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS Co., Ltd.
June 2014
Outside corporate auditor, MGC (current position)

Katsuhiko SugitaCorporate Auditor

Professional background

Born June 25, 1954

April 1977
Joined MGC
June 2006
General Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Division
June 2007
Executive officer
General manager, Finance & Accounting Center
June 2012
Director and managing executive officer in charge of risk management, the Administrative & Personnel Center, and Purchasing & Logistics Center
June 2014
Director and managing executive officer in charge of risk management, the Finance & Accounting Center, Administrative & Personnel Center, and Purchasing & Logistics Center
April 2015
Director and senior managing executive officer in charge of compliance, the Internal Audit Division, and Finance & Accounting Center
Chairman, Internal Control Promotion Committee
June 2015
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of compliance, the Internal Audit Division, and Finance & Accounting Center
Chairman, Internal Control Promotion Committee
April 2016
Director
June 2016
Corporate auditor (current position)

Masamichi MizukamiCorporate Auditor

Professional background

Born September 11, 1958

April 1983
Joined MGC
June 2012
Plant manager, Yamakita Plant, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2013
Executive officer
Plant manager, Yamakita Plant, Specialty Chemicals Company
December 2013
Executive officer
Plant manager, Kashima Plant, Specialty Chemicals Company
April 2016
Managing executive officer in charge of the Research & Development Division and Advanced Business Development Division
Chairman, Committee on Future R&D
June 2016
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Research & Development Division and Advanced Business Development Division
Chairman, Committee on Future R&D
January 2017
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Research & Development Division and Advanced Business Development Division
April 2019
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Research & Development Division, Advanced Business Development Division, and Business Strategy Division
General manager of QOL Innovation Center Shirakawa
June 2019
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Chairman of Internal Control Promotion Committee,
In charge of Research & Development Division, Advanced Business Development Division, and Business Strategy Division
General manager of QOL Innovation Center Shirakawa
April 2020
Director
June 2020
Corporate auditor (current position)

Yasuomi MatsuyamaOutside Corporate Auditor, Part time

Professional background

Born November 14, 1956

April 1979
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
July 2006
Director, Nippon Life Insurance Company
January 2007
Director and executive officer, Nippon Life Insurance Company
July 2007
Executive officer, Nippon Life Insurance Company
March 2009
Managing executive officer, Nippon Life Insurance Company
July 2009
Director and managing executive officer, Nippon Life Insurance Company
April 2011
Director and senior managing executive officer, Nippon Life Insurance Company
March 2013
Director, Nippon Life Insurance Company
April 2013
Advisor, Seiwa Business Link Co., Ltd.
June 2013
President and representative director, Seiwa Business Link Co., Ltd.
Outside corporate auditor, MGC (current position)
June 2016
Outside corporate auditor, Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2017
Representative Director, Chairman, Nissay Information Technology Co., Ltd.
June 2019
Office of President, Nissay Culture Foundation (current position)
Office of President, Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation (current position)