About Us

Members of the Board and Corporate Auditors

As of June 23, 2023

Members of the Board

*Representative director

Chairman of the Board

Nobuhiko Murakami

Personal Histories
April 1982 Joined Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
(current Toyota Motor Corporation)
April 2012 Managing Officer, Deputy Chief Officer, Customer First Promotion Group, 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, Chief Officer, External Affairs & Public Affairs Group, Chief Communications Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
January 2018 Chief Officer, East Asia, Oceania & Middle East Region, Toyota Motor Corporation
January 2019 Operating Officer, Chief Officer, East Asia, Oceania & Middle East Region, Deputy Chief Officer, Europe Region, Toyota Motor Corporation
January 2022 Senior Project General Manager, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
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)

*Members 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)

Outside Members of the Board

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
Octorber 2017 Part-time Distinguished Professor, King Abdulaziz University (current position)
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)

Chieko Matsuda

Personal Histories
April 1987 Joined The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Limited
October 1998 Joined Moody's Japan K.K.
September 2001 Partner, Corporate Directions, Inc.
May 2006 Representative Director, Matrix, Inc.
October 2006 Vice President (Partner), Booz and Company
April 2011 Professor, Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan University (current position)
(Current Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University (current position)
(Current Graduate School of Management, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
March 2016 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
March 2020 Director, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (current position)
June 2020 Director, IHI Corporation (current position)
June 2023 Director, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)
June 2023 Director, Asahi Kasei Corporation (current position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

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 Members (Outside)

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)
April 2023 Director, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Cultural Foundation (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.
June 2020 External Auditor, Elematec Corporation
June 2022 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (current position)

Senior Executive Officers

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, CTO, CEO for Europe Region
Deputy President, Chief Officer Responsible for Tokyo Head Office,
Chief Officer Responsible for Global Strategy and Management, Europe
Richard Bielle
CEO for Africa Division,CEO for Africa Region
President of CFAO, Africa
Hiroshi Tominaga
CSO, CEO for Emerging Regions
Officer Responsible for Tokyo Head Office,
Officer Responsible for Japan Regional Strategy &
Coordination, Officer Responsible for Global Strategy and Management
Emerging Regions
Hideyuki Iwamoto
CFO
Jun Eyama
CEO for Global Parts and Logistics Division
Akinori Saito
CSKO
Naoyuki Hata
CEO for North America Region
North America, President of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
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.
Shigeki Maeda
CEO for Asia Pacific Region,
Asia Pacific, President of Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd., President of Toyota Tsusho Thai Holdings Co., Ltd.
Shigeru Harada
CEO for Mobility Division
Akio Hamada
CEO for Chemicals & Electronics Division
Kosuke Kunihiro
CEO for Machinery, Energy & Project Division, Regional Officer for Emerging Regions
Emerging Regions
Makiko Hamase
CHRO

Executive Officers

Kazumasa Kimura
COO for Africa Division New Business Development, Regional Officer for Africa
Africa
Yasuhiro Kakihara
Company President
President of NEXTY Electronics Corporation
Tetsuya Ezumi
COO for Mobility Division
Toyota SBU, Multi Brands SBU
Haruyuki Hattori
Regional Officer for North America
North America, Senior Vice President of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
Kazuyuki Urata
COO for Chemicals & Electronics Division
Automotive Materials SBU
Hiroki Nakayama
Regional Officer for Asia Pacific, Company President
Asia Pacific, President of Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Yuichi Kanazawa
COO for Global Parts and Logistics Division,
Global Parts SBU
Koji Minami
COO for Food & Consumer Services Division
Food & Agribusiness SBU
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
Jun Karato
Deputy CTO
Takashi Hirobe
COO for Metals Division
Mobility Material SBU
Hiromasa Ishii
Regional Officer for Europe, Company President
Europe, President of Toyota Tsusho Europe S.A., President of Toyota Tsusho U.K.Ltd.
Tatsuya Hirata
COO for Africa Division, Regional Officer for Africa
Infrastructure SBU, Healthcare SBU, Consumer SBU, Africa, Vice President of CFAO
Eiji Matsuzaki
COO for Chemicals & Electronics Division,
Electronics SBU
Masato Ozaki
Company President
President of Toyotsu Chemiplas Corporation
Nobuaki Yahiro
Regional Officer for Asia Pacific, Company President
Asia Pacific, President of Toyota Tsusho India Private Ltd.
Takuro Akasaka
COO for Mobility Division
Value Chain SBU
Shinichiro Otsuka
COO for Africa Division, Regional Officer for Africa
Mobility SBU, Africa
Shigeharu Kato
Regional Officer for Emerging Regions, Company President
President of Toyota Tsusho Venezuera, C.A., President of C.I. Toyota Tsusho De Colombia S.A.S, Chairman & CEO of NovaAgri
Kohei Okada
Deputy CSO
Hiroshi Yanagisawa
COO for Metals Division
Metal Products SBU
Yuko Kondo
Deputy CFO
Yasushi Aida
Deputy CFO
Shigeo Obata
Deputy CSO
Yuji Makino
COO for Machinery, Energy & Project Division
Machinery SBU
Branch Manager of Toyota Branch
Akihiro Endo
COO for Global Parts and Logistics Division
Logistics and Module SBU
Toshiyuki Ishikuro
COO for Machinery, Energy & Project Division
Energy Infrastructure Solutions SBU
James Blyth
Regional Officer for North America
North America, Senior Vice President of Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

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

SBU:Strategic Business Unit