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Executives

As of September 1, 2020

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)
Jan. 2020 Representative Director and Chairman of the Board at HRBC Co., Ltd. (current)
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
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
Jan. 2020 Director, HRBC Co., Ltd.
May 2020 Director (current)
Director
Kenji Yamakawa

Date of Birth

Feb. 6, 1964

Career History

Apr. 1986 Joined Fukutake Publishing Co., Ltd. (currently Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
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 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
Apr. 2017 Director at Minerva Intelligence Co., Ltd. (currently Benesse BE studio Inc.)
July 2017 Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of the Area and School Company at Benesse Holdings, Inc.
Dec. 2017 President and Representative Director of Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2018 Director at Benesse BE studio Inc. (current position)
Apr. 2020 Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of School Company, Deputy General Manager of Off-Campus Learning Company, General Manager of Group Business Promotion Sector of Off-Campus Learning Company at Benesse Holdings, Inc. (current)
Director, General Manager of School Company, Deputy General Manager of Off-Campus Learning Company, General Manager of Group Business Promotion Sector of Off-Campus Learning Company at Benesse Corporation (current)
Director of Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd. (current)
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.(current position)
May 2014 Outside Director at the Company(current position)
June 2015 Outside Director at Kotobuki Spirits Co., Ltd.(current position)
Jan. 2017 Representative Director of Cloud Work Support (current)
Director (outside)
Koetsu Sanga

Date of Birth

Oct. 30, 1955

Career History

April 1978 Joined Arthur Andersen LLP
Nov. 1978 Analyst, Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture Japan Ltd.)
Mar. 1981 Registered as Certified Public Accountant
Sept. 1990 Partner, Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture Japan Ltd.)
Aug. 2000 Representative Director and President, Satiscom Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2003 Principal, ABeam Consulting Co., Ltd.
June 2018 Advisor, ABeam Consulting Co., Ltd.
July 2018 Management Director, DX Business Division Layers Consulting Co., Ltd. (current)
May 2020 Outside Director at the Company (current)
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.)
Nov. 2005 Expert Member of the Financial Services Agency's Business Accounting Council
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.
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.
Director and Business Administration Division General Manager at Benesse Corporation
June 2020 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Benesse Holdings, Inc. (current)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Benesse Corporation (current)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Berlitz Japan, Inc. (current)
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)