About Us

Board of Directors and Corporate Auditors

Board of Directors

*Representative director As of June 24, 2022

Chairman of the Board

Nobuhiko Murakami

Personal Histories
April 1982 Joined Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
(current Toyota Motor Corporation)
April 2012 Deputy Chief Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
April 2014 Corporate Senior Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
(current SUBARU Corporation)
April 2015 Corporate Executive Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
April 2017 Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
January 2019 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
January 2022 Senior Project General Manager, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)
June 2022 Chairman of the Board (current position)

*Member of the Board, President & CEO

Ichiro Kashitani

Personal Histories
April 1983 Joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation
April 2005 General Manager of Automotive Planning Department
June 2011 Executive Officer
April 2015 Managing Executive Officer
June 2016 Managing Director
April 2017 Member of the Board, Senior Managing Executive Officer
June 2017 Senior Managing Executive Officer
April 2018 President & CEO
June 2018 Member of the Board, President & CEO(current position)

*Member of the Board

Hiroshi Tominaga

Personal Histories
April 1985 Joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation
April 2007 General Manager of Accounting Planning Department
April 2013 Executive Officer
April 2017 Managing Executive Officer
June 2017 Member of the Board, Managing Executive Officer
April 2019 Member of the Board, Assistant to CSO, CIO, CTO
April 2020 Member of the Board, CSO, CDTO
June 2020 CSO, CDTO
April 2021 CSO, CEO for Region
June 2021 Member of the Board, CSO, CEO for Region (current position)

Hideyuki Iwamoto

Personal Histories
April 1985 Joined Tomen Corporation
(current Toyota Tsusho Corporation )
April 2009 General Manager of Corporate Planning Department
April 2013 Executive Officer
April 2017 Managing Executive Officer
June 2017 Member of the Board, Managing Executive Officer
April 2019 Member of the Board, CFO
June 2020 CFO
June 2021 Member of the Board, CFO (current position)

Member of the Board

Kumi Fujisawa

Personal Histories
April 1995 Representative Director, IFIS Co., Ltd.
June 2000 Director, Sophia Bank Limited
June 2004 Executive Director, The Investment Trusts Association, Japan (current position)
June 2011 Public Governor, Japan Securities Dealers Association (current position)
February 2012 Director, Corporation for Revitalizing Earthquake-Affected Business
June 2013 Director, The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. (current position)
August 2013 Representative Director, Sophia Bank Limited
June 2014 Director, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)
Director, Scinex Corporation
May 2016 Director, CREEK and RIVER Co., Ltd.
October 2018 Director, Net Protections Holdings, Inc. (current position)
January 2021 Director, CellSource Co., Ltd.(current position)
April 2022 Chairperson, Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies, Ltd. (current position)

Kunihito Koumoto

Personal Histories
March 1979 Received a Ph.D. in industrial chemistry from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Doctorate of Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
September 1986 Associate professor, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
April 1992 Professor, School of Engineering, Nagoya University
April 1997 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
April 2002 Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University(current position)
April 2011 Director, Research Center for Materials Backcasting Technology, Nagoya University
April 2015 Fellow, Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute
April 2018 Senior Fellow, Foundation Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute (current position)
June 2018 Director, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)

Didier Leroy

Personal Histories
April 1982 Joined Renault S.A.
September 1998 Vice president, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France S.A.S.
January 2005 President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France S.A.S.
June 2007 Managing officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
July 2007 Executive vice president, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
June 2010 President, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
April 2011 President and CEO, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA
April 2012 Senior managing officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
April 2015 Chairman, Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA(current position)
June 2015 Executive vice president, Toyota Motor Corporation
June 2018 Director, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)
April 2020 Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation

Yukari Inoue

Personal Histories
April 1985 joined Procter & Gamble
Octorber 1995 Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble North America
Octorber 1998 Feminine Care Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble Northeast Asia
March 2000 Feminine Care General Manager, Procter & Gamble Northeast Asia
March 2003 Managing Director, Jardine Wines and Spirits Ltd.
(Currently MHD Moët Hennessy Diageo K.K.)
November 2005 Representative Director and President, Cadbury Japan Limited
(Currently Mondelēz Japan Limited)
July 2013 Managing Director, Japan/Korea, Kellogg Japan G.K.
March 2015 Director, Suntory Beverage & Food Limited (current position)
June 2020 Director, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

As of April 1, 2022

Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Full-Time)

Kazumasa Miyazaki

Personal Histories
April 1983 Joined Toyota Tsusho Corporation
June 2007 General Manager of Corporate Planning Department
April 2016 Senior Project General Manager
June 2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (full-time) (current position)

Kentaro Hayashi

Personal Histories
April 1986 Joined Tomen Corporation (current Toyota Tsusho Corporation)
October 2013 General Manager of ERM Department
June 2021 Executive Director, Toyota Tsusho Foods Corporation
June 2022 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (full-time) (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Yuichiro Kuwano

Personal Histories
April 1993 Joined Hamada & Matsumoto law firm
April 2002 Lecturer, National Police Academy (current position)
April 2003 Part-time lect2urer, Tokyo University of the Arts (current position)
September 2003 Established Kotto Dori Law Offices
November 2012 Special Member,Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage Compensation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (current position)
June 2016 Director, Shobunsha Publications, Inc., (current position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)
April 2017 Project Professor, Shimane University Graduate School of Law
March 2018 Established Takagicho Law Office (current position)

Tsutomu Takahashi

Personal Histories
November 1979 Joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.
March 1994 General Partner, Century Audit Corporation
July 2003 Representative, KPMG AZSA & Co. (current KPMG AZSA LLC)
January 2004 Director, KPMG AZSA & Co.
January 2006 Executive Director, KPMG AZSA & Co.
July 2013 Deputy Chairman, KPMG AZSA & Co.
October 2013 Chairman, KPMG Japan
June 2019 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)
Corporate Auditor, SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (current position)
June 2020 Member of the Board of Directors (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member), Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.(current position)

Seishi Tanoue

Personal Histories
April 1976 Joined Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
April 2003 President & Representative Director, Toppan America Inc.
June 2015 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
October 2019 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Tokyo Shoseki Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2020 External Auditor, Elematec Corporation
June 2022 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)

Senior Executive Officers

As of June 24, 2022

Ichiro Kashitani
President & CEO
Akihiro Sago
Executive Vice President, CEO for Metals Division
Assistant to President, Chief Officer Responsible for Japan Regional Strategy & Coordination
Toshimitsu Imai
Executive Vice President, CDTO, CEO for Europe Regions
Assistant to President, Chief Officer Responsible for Tokyo Head Office,
Chief Officer Responsible for Global Strategy and Management
Richard Bielle
CEO for Africa Division,CEO for Africa Region
President of CFAO
Yasuhiro Nagai
CEO for Machinery, Energy & Project Division
Regional Officer for Emerging Regions
Hiroshi Tominaga
CSO, CEO for Emerging Regions
Chief Officer Responsible for CHRO, Officer Responsible for Tokyo
Head Office, Officer Responsible for Japan Regional Strategy &
Coordination, Officer Responsible for Global Strategy and Management
Hideyuki Iwamoto
CFO
Mitsuhiro Tsubakimoto
CEO for Asia Pacific Region
President of Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Jun Eyama
CEO for Global Parts and Logistics Division
Hiroshi Yonenaga
CEO for Food & Consumer Services Division
Tatsuya Watanuki
CEO for East Asia Region
Representative of East Asia Region
President of Toyota Tsusho (China) Co., Ltd.
Shigeru Harada
CEO for Automotive Division
Akio Hamada
CEO for Chemicals & Electronics Division
Naoyuki Hata
CEO for North America Region
President of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
Makiko Hamase
CHRO,Assistant to CSO

Executive Officers

As of April 1, 2022

Naoji Saito
President of Toyota Steel Center Co., Ltd.*1
Kazumasa Kimura
COO for Africa Division New Business Development
Regional Officer for Africa
Shigeki Maeda
Regional Officer for Asia Pacific,
President of Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
President of Toyota Tsusho Thai Holdings Co., Ltd.
Akinori Saito
CSKO
Yasuhiro Kakihara
President of NEXTY Electronics Corporation
Tetsuya Ezumi
COO for Automotive Division
Toyota SBU, Multi Brands SBU
Kosuke Kunihiro
COO for Machinery, Energy & Project Division
Machinery SBU
Customer Coordination
Branch Manager of Toyota Branch
Motoya Hayata
Regional Officer for Emerging Regions
President of Toyota Tsusho Venezuera, C.A.,
Chairman & CEO of NovaAgri
Haruyuki Hattori
Regional Officer for North America
President of Toyota Tsusho Mexico, S.A. DE C.V.
Kazuyuki Urata
COO for Chemicals & Electronics Division
Automotive Materials SBU
Hiroki Nakayama
COO for Global Parts and Logistics Division
Logistics and Module SBU
Yuichi Kanazawa
COO for Global Parts and Logistics Division,
Global Parts SBU
Japan Regional Strategy & Coordination,
Customer Coordination
Michael T. Lavender
Regional Officer for North America
Senior Vice President of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
Koji Minami
COO for Africa Division, Regional Officer for Africa
Infrastructure SBU, Healthcare SBU, Consumer SBU
Vice President of CFAO
Masaharu Katayama
COO for Metal Division
Non-ferrous Metals SBU, Resources Recycling SBU
Futoshi Horisaki
COO for Global Parts and Logistics Division
Materials & Auto Parts/Accessories SBU
Kazunori Sato
COO for Chemicals & Electronics Division
Chemicals SBU
Toshiyuki Azeo
COO for Food & Consumer Services Division
Life Style SBU
Customer Coordination
Jun Karato
Assistant to CDTO
Takashi Hirobe
Regional Officer for Europe
President of Toyota Tsusho Europe S.A.
President of Toyota Tsusho U.K.Ltd.
Hiromasa Ishii
COO for Metals Division
Automotive Metal Sheet Products SBU
Tatsuya Hirata
COO for Machinery, Energy & Project Division
Energy Infrastructure Solutions SBU
Eiji Matsuzaki
COO for Chemicals & Electronics Division, Assistant to CDTO
Electronics SBU
Masato Ozaki
President of Toyotsu Chemiplas Corporation
Nobuaki Yahiro
Regional Officer for Asia Pacific
President of Toyota Tsusho India Private Ltd.
Takuro Akasaka
COO for Automotive Division
Value Chain SBU
Shinichiro Otsuka
COO for Africa Division, Regional Officer for Africa
Mobility SBU
Shigeharu Kato
COO for Food & Consumer Services Division
Food & Agribusiness SBU
Kohei Okada
Assistant to CSO
Hiroshi Yanagisawa
COO for Metals Division
Metal Products SBU
Yuko Kondo
Assistant to CFO
Yasushi Aida
Assistant to CFO

CEO:Chief Executive Officer
CDTO:Chief Digital & Technology Officer
CSO:Chief Strategy Officer
CFO:Chief Financial Officer
CHRO:Chief Human Resources Officer
COO:Chief Operating Officer
CSKO : Chief Safety & KAIZEN Officer

  1. *1Plan to be appointed as President at the Shareholders Meeting of the company.