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Executives

As of October 1, 2018

Position
Name
President and Representative Director
Katsuki Saito

Date of Birth

May 20, 1964

Career History

June 1998 Joined the Company
Aug. 2004 Director
Sept. 2005 Director, General Manager of the Sales Division
Oct. 2007 Director, General Manager of the Educational Affairs Division and Assistant General Manager of the Business Division
June 2008 Director, General Manager of the Business Division
June 2009 Director, General Manager of the East Japan Region Business Division
May 2010 Director, General Manager of the Business Division
Nov. 2011 Director, Innovation Implementation Officer
June 2012 Director, School Administration & Marketing Officer, General Manager of the No. 3 Business Division
Nov. 2012 Director, School Administration & Marketing Officer, General Manager of the No. 2 and No. 3 Business Divisions
June 2013 Director, General Manager of the School Business Division
May 2014 President and Representative Director (current position)
July 2016 Chair of the Education Industry Committee at the Japan Hospitality Movement Association (current position)
Apr. 2018 Director of the Japan Hospitality Movement Association (current position)
Executive Senior Vice President
Hisako Inoue

Date of Birth

Dec. 15, 1965

Career History

July 1995 Joined the Company
Oct. 2002 General Manager of the Business Division
Nov. 2002 Director
Sept. 2005 Director, General Manager of the Business Division
May 2006 Representative and Executive Senior Vice President
Oct. 2007 Representative and Executive Senior Vice President, General Manager of the Human Resources Division
May 2010 Director, General Manager of the Business Foundations Division
June 2012 Director, Compliance Officer
June 2013 Director, General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division
Jan. 2014 Director, General Manager of the Human Resources Development Division
May 2014 Executive Senior Vice President, General Manager of the Human Resources Development Division
Dec. 2014 Executive Senior Vice President (current position)
Apr. 2015 Director of the Personnel Strategy Department at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director
Kenji Yamakawa

Date of Birth

Feb. 6, 1964

Career History

Apr. 1986 Joined Fukutake Publishing Co., Ltd. (currently Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
Apr. 2013 Director, Assistant General Manager of the Education Business Division at Benesse Corporation, and Part-Time Director of UP Inc.
June 2013 Director, General Manager of the School Business Division and General Manager of Prep School Business Division at Benesse Corporation
Jan. 2014 Director and Vice President of Company, General Manager of the School Business Division, and General Manager of the Prep School Business Division
Apr. 2014 Executive Officer, General Manager of the Prep School and School Company at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director and Vice President, General Manager of the Prep School and School Company at Benesse Corporation
Nov. 2014 General Manager of the Domestic Education Company's Area Division at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director, General Manager of the Domestic Education Company's Area Division at Benesse Corporation
May 2015 General Manager of the Domestic Education Company's Location Business Implementation Division at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
General Manager of the Domestic Education Company's Location Business Implementation Division at Benesse Corporation
June 2015 Part-Time Director of UP Inc. (current position)
July 2015 General Manager of the Seminar and Prep School Company' Location Business Implementation Divisions at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
General Manager of the Seminar and Prep School Company' Location Business Implementation Divisions at Benesse Corporation
Feb. 2016 Executive Officer, General Manager of the School Business Company at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Executive Officer, General Manager of the School Business Company at Benesse Corporation
Apr. 2016 Director at Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd.
Director at Tokyo Educational Institute Co., Ltd. (current position)
May 2016 Director at the Company (current position)
June 2016 Director, General Manager of the School Business Company at Benesse Corporation
Oct. 2016 Executive Officer, General Manager of the Area and School Company at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director, General Manager of the Area and School Company at Benesse Corporation (current position)
May 2017 Director at Minerva Intelligence Co., Ltd. (currently Benesse BE studio Inc.) (current position)
July 2017 Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of the Area and School Company at Benesse Holdings, Inc. (current position)
Dec. 2017 President and Representative Director of Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd. (current position)
Director (outside)
Nobuaki Omura

Date of Birth

Sept. 24, 1948

Career History

Apr. 1971 Joined Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
July 1993 President of Daiwa Securities America Inc. (currently Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.)
June 1997 Director at Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
Apr. 1999 Executive Managing Director at Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co., Ltd. (currently Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.)
Apr. 2003 Senior Managing Director at Daiwa Securities SMBC Co., Ltd. (currently Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.)
June 2003 Senior Executive Managing Director at Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Apr. 2005 Chairman of Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe Ltd. (currently Daiwa Shoken Capital Markets Europe Ltd.)
Apr. 2006 President & CEO of Daiwa SB Investments Ltd.
Apr. 2010 Special Advisor to the Company
June 2010 Part-Time Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc.
Aug. 2012 Executive Director at Daiwa Office Investment Corporation
May 2013 Outside Director at the Company (current position)
Director (outside)
Matsuo Iwata

Date of Birth

June 2, 1958

Career History

Apr. 1982 Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Feb. 1995 Joined Gemini Consulting Japan
Oct. 1996 Joined Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd.
July 1999 Executive Managing Director at Coca-Cola Beverage Services Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2001 President and Representative Director of Atlus Co., Ltd.
June 2003 Board Director and Senior Executive Officer at Takara Co., Ltd. (currently Tomy Company, Ltd.)
Apr. 2005 President and Representative Director of Ion Forest Co., Ltd.
June 2009 Representative Director CEO of Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd.
June 2012 Outside Director at Ootoya Holdings Co., Ltd.
Managing Director at Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Oct. 2013 President and Representative Director of Leadership Consulting Inc.
May 2014 Outside Director at the Company
June 2015 Outside Director at Kotobuki Spirits Co., Ltd.
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-Time)
Yutaka Fujita

Date of Birth

May 4, 1955

Career History

Sept. 1994 Joined the Company
Sept. 1996 General Manager of the Metropolitan Area Business Division's No. 1 Regional Supervisory Department
June 1998 General Manager of the Personnel Department
July 2000 General Manager of the Human Resources Development Division
Nov. 2002 General Manager of the Metropolitan Area No. 10 Regional Business Department
June 2003 General Manager of the Kyushu Regional Business Department
Oct. 2007 General Manager of the Personnel Department
June 2012 General Manager of Customer Consultation Rooms
Feb. 2013 Chair of the Crisis Management Committee
May 2013 Full-Time Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Naoto Saito

Date of Birth

May 11, 1963

Career History

Apr. 1986 Joined Fukutake Publishing Co., Ltd. (currently Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
June 2001 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Person's Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2001 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Benesse En-Famille Inc.
Mar. 2002 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Berlitz Japan, Inc.
June 2002 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at BC Estate Co., Ltd.
May 2004 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Benesse Business Service Co., Ltd.
July 2004 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Benesse Korea Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2005 Expert Member of the Financial Services Agency's Business Accounting Council
Jan. 2006 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at the Benesse Educational Research & Development Institute
Apr. 2007 Executive Officer and Accounting Department General Manager at Benesse Corporation (currently Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
May 2007 Director at Benesse Style Care Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2007 Auditor at Benesse Corporation China
May 2008 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Simul International, Inc.
Oct. 2009 Group Controller at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Jan. 2010 General Manager of the Accounting Division at Benesse Corporation
Apr. 2012 Director and Accounting Division General Manager at the Company
Mar. 2015 Director at Berlitz Japan, Inc. (current position)
Apr. 2015 Director at Benesse Corporation
May 2015 Audit & Supervisory Board Member at TIEI (current position)
Apr. 2016 Group Controller and Internal Auditing Division General Manager at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director of Accounting & Performance Management and Internal Auditing Division General Manager at Benesse Corporation
July 2016 Group Controller, General Manager of the Finance & Accounting Division, and General Manager of the Internal Auditing Division at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director, General Manager of the Finance & Accounting Division, and General Manager of the Internal Auditing Division at Benesse Corporation
Oct. 2016 General Manager of the Finance & Accounting Division at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Director and Finance & Accounting Division General Manager at Benesse Corporation
July 2017 Senior Executive Officer and Finance & Accounting Division General Manager at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Apr. 2018 Senior Executive Officer and Business Administration Division General Manager at Benesse Holdings, Inc. (current position)
Director and Business Administration Division General Manager at Benesse Corporation (current position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (outside)
Masahiro Nagasawa

Date of Birth

Apr. 1, 1954

Career History

Apr. 1979 Joined Araki Tax Accounting Office
Oct. 1981 Joined PricewaterhouseCoopers CPA Firm (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC)
Apr. 1984 Joined KPMG AZSA & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
Mar. 1985 Licensed as a certified public accountant
Aug. 2002 Partner at Asahi & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC)
July 2012 Founded Nagasawa CPA Accounting Office
Appointed Representative of the accounting office (current position)
Representative Director of Seiran Consulting Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2013 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Iwaki Co., Ltd. (current position)
July 2013 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Ito En, Ltd. (current position)
May 2014 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at the Company (current position)
June 2014 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Muraki Corporation
Dec. 2014 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Hinokiya Holdings Co., Ltd. (currently Hinokiya Group Co., Ltd.)
June 2016 Outside Director at Muraki Corporation (current position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (outside)
Yukio Takami

Date of Birth

Nov. 2, 1955

Career History

Apr. 1984 Licensed as a lawyer by the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association and joined Naritomi General Law Firm
Apr. 2001 Opened Nishikomi & Takami Law Firm
Apr. 2007 Vice-President of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Apr. 2011 Part-Time Director of Radiopress Inc. (current position)
June 2013 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at DM Solutions Co., Ltd. (current position)
May 2015 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at the Company (current position)
June 2016 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member at Enshu Truck Co., Ltd.
June 2018 Outside Director at Enshu Truck Co., Ltd. (current position)
Executive Officer, Corporate Strategy & Finance/Accounting Officer
Takeharu Tsutsumi

Date of Birth

Dec. 12, 1974

Career History

Feb. 1997 Joined the Company
Jan. 2002 General Manager of the Metropolitan Area Business Division's No. 5 Regional Supervisory Department
June 2010 General Manager of the Kanagawa Business Division
Nov. 2011 General Manager of the No. 2 Business Division
Nov. 2012 General Manager of the Marketing Division
Dec. 2014 General Manager of the School Business Division and General Manager of the Marketing Division
June 2015 General Manager of the Education Business Division
Nov. 2016 General Manager of the Business Strategy Office (current position)
May 2017 Executive Officer (current position)
Executive Officer, Education Business Officer
Takahide Nakayama

Date of Birth

Nov. 10, 1970

Career History

Mar. 2000 Joined the Company
Nov. 2003 Metropolitan Area No. 8 Block Manager in the Business Division's Metropolitan Area Business Department
Sept. 2004 Kansai-Tokai No. 2 Block Manager in the Business Division's Kansai-Tokai Business Department
June 2010 General Manager of the Hyogo Business Department
June 2012 General Manager of the No. 3 Business Division's Kyoto-Osaka-Hyogo Business Department
June 2013 General Manager of the School Business Division's West Japan Business Department
June 2014 Assistant General Manager of the School Business Division's West Japan Business Department
Nov. 2016 General Manager of the Education Business Division (current position)
May 2017 Executive Officer (current position)
Executive Officer, Marketing & Human Resource Development Officer
Atsushi Baba

Date of Birth

July 13, 1972

Career History

Mar. 2000 Joined the Company
June 2008 Entrance Exam Information Section General Manager, Educational Affairs Development Department
June 2010 General Manager of the Marketing Division's Customer Communication Department
June 2012 General Manager of the Sales Promotion Department
June 2013 General Manager of the Marketing Division's Sales Promotion & Brand Marketing Department
June 2015 General Manager of the Brand Marketing Division (current position)
May 2017 Executive Officer (current position)