Governance

Members of the Board of Directors

Kazuo Kawamura
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
President and Representative Director
Profile
Apr. 1976
Joined Meiji Dairies
Jun. 2007
Director, Meiji Dairies
Jun. 2009
Executive Officer, Meiji Dairies
Jun. 2010
Director, Meiji Dairies
Jun. 2010
Managing Executive Officer, Meiji Dairies
Apr. 2011
Member of the Board, Meiji (incumbent)
Apr. 2011
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Meiji
Jun. 2012
Representative Director, Meiji
Jun. 2012
President, Meiji
Jun. 2012
Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
Member of the Board, Meiji Seika Pharma (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
Representative Director, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
President, the Company (incumbent)
Apr. 2019
President (Co-Creation Center), the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
CEO (Chief Executive Officer), the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
President (Corporate Develop Dept.), the Company (incumbent)
Apr. 2021
President (Group HR Strategy Dept.), the Company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Member of the Board, Meiji
Member of the Board, Meiji Seika Pharma
President, Japan Dairy Association (J-Milk)
Chairperson, Japan Food Industry Association (JFIA)
Daikichiro Kobayashi
COO (Chief Operating Officer) (Pharmaceutical Segment)
Member of the Board and Executive Officer
Profile
Apr. 1979
Joined Meiji Seika
Jun. 2010
Executive Officer, Meiji Seika
Apr. 2011
Executive Officer, Meiji Seika Pharma
Jun. 2013
Member of the Board, Meiji Seika Pharma (incumbent)
Jun. 2013
Managing Executive Officer, Meiji Seika Pharma
Jun. 2014
Representative Director, Meiji Seika Pharma (incumbent)
Jun. 2014
President, Meiji Seika Pharma (incumbent)
Jun. 2014
Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
Executive Officer, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
COO (Chief Operating Officer) (Pharmaceutical Segment) (incumbent)
Jun. 2021
Chairman and Representative Director, KM Biologics (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
President and Representative Director, Meiji Seika Pharma
Katsunari Matsuda
COO (Chief Operating Officer) (Food Segment)
Member of the Board and Executive Officer
Profile
Apr. 1980
Joined Meiji Dairies
Jun. 2012
Executive Officer, Meiji
Jun. 2015
Managing Executive Officer, Meiji
Jun. 2017
Member of the Board, Meiji (incumbent)
Jun. 2017
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Meiji
Jun. 2018
Representative Director, Meiji (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
President, Meiji (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
Executive Officer, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
COO (Chief Operating Officer) (Food Segment) (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
President and Representative Director, Meiji
Koichiro Shiozaki
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Member of the Board and Senior Executive Officer
Profile
Apr. 1978
Joined Meiji Dairies
Apr. 2011
Executive Officer, Meiji
Jun. 2015
Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2015
Executive Officer, the Company
Jun. 2015
General Manager, Financial & Accounting Dept., the Company
Jun. 2017
Managing Executive Officer, the Company
Apr. 2020
Managing Executive Officer, (Financial & Accounting Dept.), the Company
Jun. 2020
Senior Managing Executive Officer, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
CFO (Chief Financial Officer), the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
Senior Managing Executive Officer, (HR & General Affairs Dept.), the Company
Jun. 2020
Member of the Board, Meiji Seika Pharma (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
Member of the Board, KM Biologics (incumbent)
Apr. 2021
Senior Managing Executive Officer (Corporate Administration Dept.), the Company (incumbent)
Apr. 2021
Senior Managing Executive Officer (Risk Management Dept.), the Company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Member of the Board, Meiji Seika Phrma
Member of the Board, KM Biologics
Jun Furuta
CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer)
Member of the Board and Senior Executive Officer
Profile
Apr. 1981
Joined Meiji Seika
Jun. 2013
Executive Officer, Meiji
Jun. 2014
Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2014
Executive Officer, the Company
Jun. 2014
General Manager, PR & IR Dept., the Company
Jun. 2018
Managing Executive Officer, the Company
Oct. 2019
Managing Executive Officer, (Sustainable Management Dept.), the Company (incumbent)
Apr. 2020
Managing Executive Officer, (PR & IR Dept.), the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
Senior Managing Executive Officer, the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer), the Company (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
Member of the Board, Meiji (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Member of the Board, Meiji
Mariko Matsumura
Member of the Board (Outside)
Profile
Apr. 1988
Admitted to the bar in Japan as Attorney at Law (Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Apr. 1988
Joined Braun Moriya Hoashi & Kubota
Feb. 1994
Joined Ryudo Sogo Law Offices
Jan. 2006
Joined Shinwa Sogo Law Offices (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
Outside Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Attorney at Law
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Adastria Co., Ltd.
Masaya Kawata
Member of the Board (Outside)
Profile
Apr. 1975
Joined Nisshinbo Industries, Inc. (currently Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.)
Jun. 2006
Managing Officer, Nisshinbo Industries, Inc.
Jun. 2007
Director, Nisshinbo Industries, Inc. (incumbent)
Apr. 2009
President and Representative Director of Nisshinbo Brake Inc.
Jun. 2010
Executive Managing Officer, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Jun. 2011
President and Representative Director, Nisshinbo Chemical Inc.
Jun. 2012
Senior Executive Managing Officer, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Jun. 2012
President and Representative Director, Nisshinbo Mechatronics Inc.
Jun. 2013
President and Representative Director, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Mar. 2019
Chairman and Representative Director, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (incumbent)
Jun. 2021
Outside Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Chairman and Representative Director, Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Michiko Kuboyama
Member of the Board (Outside)
Profile
Apr. 1980
Joined Kao Soap Co., Ltd. (currently Kao Corporation)
Apr. 2006
General Manager, Products Public Relations Department, Kao Corporation
Apr. 2011
General Manager, Products Public Relations Center, Kao Corporation
May. 2016
Communication Fellow, Lifestyle Research Department, Kao Corporation
Jun. 2018
Outside Directer, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (incumbent)
Jun. 2019
Outside Directer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (incumbent)
Jun. 2020
External Director, Kids Smile Holdings Inc. (incumbent)
Jun. 2021
Outside Member of the Board, the Company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Outside Directer, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
Outside Directer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
External Director, Kids Smile Holdings Inc.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Hiroaki Chida
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Profile
Apr. 1982
Joined Meiji Dairies
Apr. 2011
General Manager, Operation Management Dept., Chubu Sales Headquarters, Meiji
Apr. 2013
General Manager, Audit Dept., Meiji
Apr. 2017
General Manager, Administration Dept., Administration Div., Meiji
Jun. 2018
Executive Officer, Meiji
Apr. 2021
Associate General Manager of Corporate Business Div., Meiji
Jun. 2021
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (incumbent)
Takayoshi Ohno
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Profile
Apr. 1983
Joined Meiji Seika
Oct. 2011
General Manager, Marketing Planning Strategy Dept., Meiji Seika Pharma
Jun. 2012
General Manager, Chiba & Saitama Branch, Meiji Seika Pharma
Oct. 2014
General Manager, Fukuoka Branch, Meiji Seika Pharma
Oct. 2015
General Manager, Marketing Planning Strategy Dept., Meiji Seika Pharma
Jul. 2017
General Manager, Marketing Planning Strategy Dept., Meiji Seika Pharma
Jun. 2020
Executive Officer, Meiji Seika Pharma
Oct. 2020
General Manager, CNS Product Marketing Dept., Meiji Seika Pharma
Jun. 2021
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (incumbent)
Hajime Watanabe
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside)
Profile
Apr. 1987
Admitted to the bar in Japan as Attorney at Law (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
Apr. 1987
Joined Mori Sogo Law Offices (currently Mori Hamada & Matsumoto)
Sep. 1994
Admitted to the bar in the state of Illinois, the United States, as Foreign Legal Consultant
May. 1995
Admitted to the bar in the state of New York, the United States, as Attorney at Law
Apr. 2007
Opened STW & Partners (incumbent)
Jun. 2010
Substitute Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company
Jun. 2013
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Attorney at Law
Outside Member of the Board, Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
Makoto Ando
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside)
Profile
Oct. 1984
Joined Sanwa Tokyo Marunouchi Office Audit Corporation (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
Dec. 1988
Joined KPMG Peat Marwick New York Office
Apr. 1991
Joined Sakurai Accounting Office
Apr. 1994
Joined Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Apr. 2002
Joined Ando Tax & Accounting Office (currently Hibiki Tax Corporation) (incumbent)
Apr. 2002
Joined Ando Certified Public Accountant Joint Office (incumbent)
Jun. 2017
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (incumbent)
< Significant concurrent position >
Certified Public Accountant
Unaffiliated Auditor, Nippon Concrete Industries Co., Ltd.