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Members of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

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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
April 2019
President and representative director (current position)

Nobuhisa AriyoshiRepresentative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer

In charge of internal control & risk management, Administrative & Personnel Division, Finance & Accounting Division, Information Systems Division and Purchasing & Logistics Division

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
April 2021
Director and Managing Executive Officer
In charge of internal control & risk management
Responsible for Administrative & Personnel, Finance & Accounting
In charge of Information Systems Division
April 2022
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
In charge of internal control & risk management
Responsible for Finance & Accounting
In charge of Administrative & Personnel Division, Information Systems Division
April 2023
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
In charge of internal control & risk management, Administrative & Personnel Division, Finance & Accounting Division, Information Systems Division and Purchasing & Logistics Division (current position)

Naruyuki NagaokaDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of Basic Chemicals Business 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
April 2021
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Basic Chemicals Business Sector (current position)

Motoyasu KitagawaDirector, Managing Executive Officer

In charge of compliance
Responsible for Corporate Planning
In charge of Internal Audit Division, CSR & IR Division

Professional background

Born April 2, 1963

April 1986
Joined MGC.
June 2014
President, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, Inc.
April 2018
General Manager, Organic Chemicals Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2019
Executive Officer, General Manager, Organic Chemicals Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
June 2019
Executive Officer, Manager, Corporate Planning Division
April 2021
Managing Executive Officer
In charge of compliance
Responsible for Corporate Planning
In charge of Internal Audit Division, CSR & IR Division
June 2021
Director, Managing Executive Officer
in charge of compliance
responsible for Corporate Planning
in charge of Internal Audit Division, CSR & IR Division
June 2022
Director, Managing Executive Officer
in charge of compliance
responsible for Corporate Planning
in charge of Internal Audit Division, CSR & IR Division (current position)

Ryozo YamaguchiDirector, Managing Executive officer

In charge of Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Professional background

Born August 24, 1965

April 1988
Joined MGC
April 2009
General Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Shanghai Commerce Ltd., and General Manager, Shanghai Office, Administrative & Personnel Center
June 2011
Manager, General Affairs Department, Administrative & Personnel Center
June 2014
Manager, Personnel Department, Administrative & Personnel Center
April 2016
Manager, Administrative & Personnel Center
April 2020
Executive Officer, Manager, Administrative & Personnel Division, Corporate Management Sector
April 2021
Executive Officer, in charge of Administrative & Personnel Division, Manager, Administrative & Personnel Division
April 2022
Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Specialty Chemicals Business Sector
June 2022
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Specialty Chemicals Business Sector (current position)

Ko KedoDirector, Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Production Technology, in charge of Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division

Professional background

Born February 5, 1964

April 1988
Joined MGC.
April 2015
Manager, Planning & Development Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
June 2018
Manager, Planning & Development Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
Manager, Life Science Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2019
Executive Officer, Plant Manager, Mizushima Plant, Aromatic Chemicals Company
April 2020
Executive Officer, Plant Manager, Mizushima Plant, Basic Chemicals Business Sector
April 2021
Executive Officer, in charge of Research & Development
April 2023
Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Production Technology, in charge of Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division
June 2023
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Production Technology, in charge of Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division (current position)

Yoshinori IsahayaDirector, Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Research & Development, in charge of Intellectual Infrastructure

Professional background

Born April 18, 1965

April 1991
Joined MGC.
April 2019
General Manager, Tokyo Research Laboratory, Specialty Chemicals Company
April 2020
Executive Officer, Vice Manager, Corporate planning Division
April 2021
Executive Officer, in charge of Corporate Planning
April 2023
Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Research & Development, in charge of Intellectual Infrastructure
June 2023
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Responsible for Research & Development, in charge of Intellectual Infrastructure (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.
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. (the current Mitsui DM Sugar Holdings Co., Ltd.)
December 2018
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Nutri Co., Ltd.
June 2020
Outside Director, MGC (current position)

Yasushi ManabeOutside Director

Professional background

Born December 15,1956

April 1979
Joined Hitachi, Ltd.
April 2012
General Manager, Sales Division Infra System Group Infra System
April 2013
Executive Officer, General Manager Kansai Area Operation, Hitachi, Ltd.
June 2013
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
April 2016
Executive General Manager, Deputy Director
General Corporate Sales & Marketing Group, CMO of Industry & Distribution, Water & Urban Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd.
April 2017
Vice President and Executive Officer, Deputy Director General Corporate Sales & Marketing Group, CMO of Industry & Distribution Business, Water & Urban Business, Hitachi, Ltd.
April 2021
Executive Advisor, Yashima Denki Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2021
Outside Director, MGC (current position)

Kazue KuriharaOutside Director

Professional background

Born January 24,1951

October 1992
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University
April 1997
Professor, Institute for Chemical Reaction Science (the current Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials), Tohoku University
April 2010
Professor, Advanced Institute for Materials Research and Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
April 2016
Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University (current position)
April 2017
Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University (current position)
December 2020
Outside Director, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (current position)
April 2021
Research Professor, Tohoku University (current position)
January 2022
Director, SMILEco Measurement Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2023
Outside director, MGC (current position)

Executive officers

Takayuki MiyamotoExecutive officer

General manager of Methanol Division, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Akio HashimotoExecutive officer

Plant manager of Niigata Plant, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Tomoyuki AzumaExecutive officer

General manager of Electronic Materials Division, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Hiroshi OgawaExecutive officer

In charge of Research and Development Division
General manager of Research and Development Division

Yoshio NishimuraExecutive officer

General manager of Planning & Development, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Hideaki AkaseExecutive officer

General manager of Basic Chemicals Division II, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Chika KobayashiExecutive officer

In charge of Corporate Planning Division
General manager of Corporate Planning Division

Yasuaki MatsumiExecutive officer

Plant manager of Yokkaichi Plant, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Toru HaradaExecutive officer

Head of Task Force, Inorganic Chemicals Business in North America, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Hiroshi KiyamaExecutive officer

Plant manager of Mizushima Plant, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Kinji KatoExecutive officer

In charge of Production Technology Division
General manager of Production Technology Division

Ichiro KoyanagawaExecutive officer

General manager of Engineering Plastics Division, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Takashi NakaseExecutive officer

Deputy general manager of Corporate Planning Division
Group General manager of Business Strategy Department, Corporate Planning Division

Members of the Audit & Supervisory Board

Masamichi MizukamiAudit & Supervisory Board Member

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
Audit & supervisory board member (current position)

Go WatanabeOutside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Professional background

Born September 19, 1958

April 1982
Joined The Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd.
June 2009
Executive Officer of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.(BTMU), Deputy President, General Manager of Shanghai Branch of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ(China), Ltd.
July 2011
Executive Officer, General Manager, Global Corporate Banking Division of BTMU
May 2012
Managing Executive Officer, Group Head, Nagoya Corporate Banking Group of BTMU
June 2013
Managing Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer for Asia and Oceania of BTMU
July 2016
First Senior Vice President of Nidec Corporation
August 2018
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Office (CAO) of Nidec Corporation
September 2020
Chairman and Representative Director, MST Insurance Service Co., Ltd.
June 2021
Outside Director, Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc.
June 2022
Outside audit & supervisory board member, MGC (current position)

Masato InariAudit & Supervisory Board Member

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 of Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2016
Director, JSP Corporation
April 2017
Managing Executive Officer, President of Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2017
Director, Managing Executive Officer, President of Aromatic Chemicals Company
April 2019
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Production Technology Division, Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division
April 2020
Director, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Internal Audit Division, Environment & Total Production Sector
April 2021
Director, Managing Executive Officer, responsible for Production Technology, in charge of Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division, Purchasing & Logistics Division
April 2022
Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, responsible for Production Technology, in charge of Environment Safety and Quality Assurance Division, Purchasing & Logistics Division
April 2023
Director
June 2023
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)

Yasuomi MatsuyamaOutside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, 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, Seiwa Business Link Co., Ltd.
Outside audit & supervisory board member, MGC (current position)
June 2016
External audit & supervisory board member, Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
June 2017
Chairman, Nissay Information Technology Co., Ltd.
June 2019
Representative Director, Nissay Culture Foundation
Representative Director, Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation