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Members of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board

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As of April 1, 2018

Members of the Board of Directors

Kazuo SakaiRepresentative Director, Chairman

Born February 28, 1947

Professional background

April 1971
Entered MGC
June 2000
General manager, Administrative Division, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2001
Director
General manager, Aromatic Chemicals Division II and Administrative Division, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2003
Director and managing executive officer
President, Aromatic Chemicals Company
General manager, Aromatic Chemicals Division II, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2005
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Finance & Accounting Center and the Purchasing & Logistics Center
June 2007
President and representative director
June 2013
Chairman and representative director

Toshikiyo KuraiRepresentative Director, President

Born January 9, 1952

Professional background

April 1975
Entered 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

Kenji InamasaRepresentative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer
Member of Internal Control Promotion Committee
In charge of the Production Technology Division, Environment & Safety Division, and Business Strategy Division
General manager, Business Strategy Division

Born June 2, 1956

Professional background

April 1984
Entered MGC
June 2009
General manager, Planning & Development Division, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2010
Executive officer
Plant manager, Mizushima Plant, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2014
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Production Technology Division and the Environment & Safety Division
April 2015
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Research & Development Division, Production Technology Division, and Environment & Safety Division
Chairman, Committee on Future R&D
April 2016

 

Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Production Technology Division, Environment & Safety Division, and Business Strategy Division
General manager, Business Strategy Division
April 2018
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Production Technology Division, Environment & Safety Division, and Business Strategy Division
General manager, Business Strategy Division
Member of Internal Control Promotion Committee

Yasuhiro SatoRepresentative Director , Senior 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

Born August 23, 1957

Professional background

April 1980
Entered MGC
June 2009
General Manager, Accounting Department, Finance & Accounting Center
June 2012
Executive officer
General manager, Finance & Accounting Center
April 2015
Managing executive officer in charge of risk management, the Administrative & Personnel Center and the Purchasing & Logistics Center
General manager, Tokyo Techno Park
June 2015
Director and managing executive officer in charge of risk management, the Administrative & Personnel Center and the Purchasing & Logistics Center
General manager, Tokyo Techno Park
April 2016
Director and managing executive officer in charge of risk management, the Administrative & Personnel Center and the Purchasing & Logistics Center
Deputy chairman, Compliance Committee
April 2017
Director and managing executive officer in charge of compliance, risk management, the Internal Audit Division, Corporate Planning Division, Administrative & Personnel Center, and Purchasing & Logistics Center
Chairman, Internal Control Promotion Committee
April 2018
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of compliance, risk management, the Internal Audit Division, Corporate Planning Division, Administrative & Personnel Center, and Corporate Communications Division
Chairman, Internal Control Promotion Committee

Masahiro JohnoDirector, Managing Executive Officer
President of Information & Advanced Materials Company

Born July 22, 1956

Professional background

April 1981
Entered MGC
October 2009
Deputy general manager, Tokyo Techno Park
General manager, Tokyo Research Laboratory, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2011
Executive Officer
Deputy general manager, Tokyo Techno Park
General manager, Tokyo Research Laboratory, Specialty Chemicals Company
June 2013
Director and managing executive officer
President, Information & Advanced Materials Company
October 2016
Director and managing executive officer
President, Information & Advanced Materials Company
General manager, Oxygen Absorbers Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
July 2017
Director and managing executive officer
President, Information & Advanced Materials Company

Masashi FujiiDirector, Managing Executive Officer
In charge of the LNG Project Team
President of Natural Gas Chemicals Company
General manager, Energy & Resources Division, Natural Gas Chemicals Company

Born March 10, 1959

Professional background

April 1981
Entered 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
Outside director at Co-op Chemical Co., Ltd. (now Katakura & Co-op Agri Corporation) (current position)
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

Susumu YoshidaDirector, Managing Executive Officer
President of Specialty Chemicals Company

Born April 24, 1956

Professional background

April 1981
Entered MGC
June 2010
General manager, Administrative & Personnel Center
June 2012
Executive officer
General manager, Corporate Planning Division
April 2016
Managing executive officer in charge of compliance, the Internal Audit Division, and Corporate Planning Division
Chairman, the Internal Control Promotion Committee
June 2016
Director and managing executive officer in charge of compliance, the Internal Audit Division, and Corporate Planning Division
Chairman, the Internal Control Promotion Committee
April 2017
Director and managing executive officer
President, Specialty Chemicals Company

Masamichi MizukamiDirector, Managing Executive Officer
Deputy Chairman of Compliance Committee
In charge of Research & Development Division, Advanced Business Development Division

Born September 11, 1958

Professional background

April 1983
Entered MGC
June 2009
General manager, Corporate Planning Department and Group Management Department, Corporate Planning Division
February 2012
General Manager, Project Planning & Examination Department, Corporate Planning Division
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
General manager, 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
General manager, 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
General manager, Advanced Business Development Division
April 2017
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Research & Development Division and Advanced Business Development Division
Deputy chairman, Compliance Committee

Masato InariDirector, Managing Executive Officer
President of Aromatic Chemicals Company

Born January 23, 1961

Professional background

April 1985
Entered 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 (current position)
April 2017
Managing executive officer
President, Aromatic Chemicals Company
June 2017
Director and managing executive officer
President, Aromatic Chemicals Company

Kunio KawaDirector

Born July 16, 1955

Professional background

November 1990
Entered MGC
June 2006
General manager, Finance Department, Finance & Accounting Center
June 2009
Executive officer
General manager, Corporate Planning Division
June 2012
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Finance & Accounting Center and Corporate Communications Division
Deputy manager in charge of the Corporate Planning Division
June 2013
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Finance & Accounting Center and Corporate Communications Division
Deputy manager in charge of the Corporate Planning Division
Deputy chairman, Compliance Committee
June 2014
Director and managing executive officer in charge of the Corporate Planning Division and Corporate Communications Division
Deputy chairman, Compliance Committee
April 2015
Director and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Corporate Planning Division and Corporate Communications Division
Deputy chairman, Compliance Committee
June 2015
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Corporate Planning Division and Corporate Communications Division
Deputy chairman, Compliance Committee
April 2016
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Finance & Accounting Center and Corporate Communications Division
October 2017
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Finance & Accounting Center, Information Systems Division and Corporate Communications Division
April 2018
Director

Kazuo TanigawaOutside Director

Born September 8, 1949

Professional background

April 1972
Entered 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.
May 2012
Chairman, Business Research Institute
Chairman, Japan Society for Human Resource Management (current position)
June 2015
Outside director, MGC

Tsugio SatoOutside Director

Born February 20, 1951

Professional background

April 1975
Research assistant, Department of Applied Chemistry, School 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 (current)
April 2016
Professor emeritus, Tohoku University (current position)
June 2017
Outside director, MGC

Members of the Audit & Supervisory Board

Takashi KimuraOutside Corporate Auditor

Born September 1, 1954

Professional background

April 1977
Entered 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

Takayuki WatanabeCorporate Auditor

Born August 17, 1952

Professional background

April 1978
Entered MGC
June 2007
General manager, Electronics Materials Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
June 2008
Executive officer
General manager, Electronics Materials Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
April 2010
Executive officer
General manager, Planning & Development Division and Electronics Materials Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
June 2010
Executive officer
General manager, Electronics Materials Division, Information & Advanced Materials Company
June 2012
Director and managing executive officer
President, Information & Advanced Materials Company
June 2013
Representative director, assistant to the president, and senior managing executive officer in charge of the Research & Development Division, Production Technology Division, and Environment & Safety Division
Chairman, Committee on Future R&D
June 2014
Representative director and senior managing executive officer in charge of compliance, the Internal Audit Division, and Research & Development Division
General manager, Tokyo Techno Park
Chairman, Internal Control Promotion Committee
Chairman, Committee on Future R&D
April 2015
Representative director
June 2015
Executive general manager
June 2016

Corporate auditor

Katsuhiko SugitaCorporate Auditor

Born June 25, 1954

Professional background

April 1977
Entered 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

Yasuomi MatsuyamaOutside Corporate Auditor, Part time

Born November 14, 1956

Professional background

April 1979
Entered 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. (current position)