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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
General manager, Energy & Resources Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company
April 2019
President and representative director (current position)

Masato InariRepresentative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer

Responsible for Production Technology
In charge of Environment Safety & Quality Assurance Division, Purchasing & Logistics Division

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
In charge of the Internal Audit Division, and Environment & Total Production Sector
April 2021
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Responsible for Production Technology
In charge of Environment Safety & Quality Assurance Division, Purchasing & Logistics Division
April 2022
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Responsible for Production Technology
In charge of Environment Safety & Quality Assurance Division, Purchasing & Logistics Division(current position)

Nobuhisa AriyoshiRepresentative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer

In charge of internal control & risk management
Responsible for Finance & Accounting
In charge of Administrative & Personnel Division, Information Systems 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(current position)

Kenji KatoDirector, Managing Executive Officer

Responsible for Research & Development
In charge of Intellectual Infrastructure Center

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
April 2021
Director, Managing Executive Officer
Responsible for Research & Development
In charge of Intellectual Infrastructure Center (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 2008
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)

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.
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.
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)

Executive officers

Yasuo TeraokaExecutive officer

General manager of Engineering Plastics Division, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Takayuki MiyamotoExecutive officer

General manager of Methanol Division, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Ko KedoExecutive officer

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

Tomoyuki KiuraExecutive officer

In charge of Finance & Accounting Division
General manager of Finance & Accounting Division

Yoshinori IsahayaExecutive officer

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

Koichi KannoExecutive officer

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

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

Plant manager of Mizushima Plant, Basic Chemicals Business Sector

Yoshio NishimuraExecutive officer

General manager of Planning & Development, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Hideaki AkaseExecutive officer

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

Chika KobayashiExecutive officer

Group General manager of Accounting Group, Finance & Accounting Division

Yasuaki MatsumiExecutive officer

Plant manager of Yokkaichi Plant, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

Toru HaradaExecutive officer

General manager of Optical Materials Division, Specialty Chemicals Business Sector

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)

Kenji InamasaAudit & Supervisory Board Member

Professional background

Born June 2, 1956

April 1984
Joined MGC
June 2009
General Manager, Planning & Development Division,Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2010
Executive Officer, and Plant Manager, Mizushima Plant, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2014
Director, Managing Executive Officer, and Administrative Management of Production Technology Division and Environment & Safety Division
April 2015
Director, Managing Executive Officer, Chairperson of The Committee on Future R & D, and Administrative
Management of Research & Development Division, Production Technology Division and Environment & Safety Division
April 2016
Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Administrative Management of Production Technology Division, Environment & Safety Division and Business Strategy Division
April 2019
Director
June 2019
Representative Director, MGC Pharma Co.,Ltd.
April 2021
Specially Appointed Executive
June 2021
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
September 2020
Chairman and Representative Director, MST Insurance Service Co., Ltd.
June 2021
Outside Director, Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc. (current position)
June 2022
Outside audit & supervisory board member, MGC (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 and representative director, Seiwa Business Link Co., Ltd.
Outside audit & supervisory board member, MGC (current position)
June 2016
Outside audit & supervisory board member, Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
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)