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Members of the Board

The following are our members of the Board.

Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

As of October 1, 2017

Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members
President and Representative Director Hiroyuki Yanagi
President and Representative DirectorHiroyuki Yanagi
Representative Director Takaaki Kimura
Representative DirectorTakaaki Kimura
Director Masahiro Takizawa
DirectorMasahiro Takizawa
Director Katsuaki Watanabe
DirectorKatsuaki Watanabe
Director Toshizumi Kato
DirectorToshizumi Kato
Director Yoichiro Kojima
DirectorYoichiro Kojima
Director Katsuhito Yamaji
DirectorKatsuhito Yamaji
Director Makoto Shimamoto
DirectorMakoto Shimamoto
Director Yoshihiro Hidaka
DirectorYoshihiro Hidaka
Director (Outside) Tamotsu Adachi
Director (Outside)Tamotsu Adachi
Director (Outside) Takuya Nakata
Director (Outside)Takuya Nakata
Director (Outside) Atsushi Niimi
Director (Outside)Atsushi Niimi
Director (Outside)Genichi Tamatsuka
Director (Outside)Genichi Tamatsuka
Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member Hiroshi Ito
Standing Audit & Supervisory Board MemberHiroshi Ito
Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member Kenji Hironaga
Standing Audit & Supervisory Board MemberKenji Hironaga
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside) Tomomi Yatsu
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside)Tomomi Yatsu
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside) Masahiko Ikaga
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside)Masahiko Ikaga

Career summaries

As of October 1, 2017


President and Representative Director

Hiroyuki Yanagi

April 1978:
Joined the Company
March 2009:
Senior Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of Manufacturing Center
November 2009:
Senior Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of MC Business Section, MC Business Operations
March 2010:
President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director
June 2011:
Director of Yamaha Corporation (to present)
January 2012:
President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director, Chief General Manager of MC Business Operations
January 2015:
President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director (to present)

Representative Director

Takaaki Kimura

April 1976:
Joined the Company
March 2005:
Director, Senior General Manager of AM Operations
March 2007:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Senior General Manager of AM Operations
January 2009:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Marine Business Operations and Executive General Manager of WV Business Unit, Marine Business Operations
November 2009:
Managing Executive Officer and Representative Director, Chief General Manager of Marine Business Operations and Executive General Manager of WV Business Unit, Marine Business Operations
March 2010:
Senior Managing Executive Officer and Representative Director, Chief General Manager of Marine Business Operations and Executive General Manager of WV Business Unit, Marine Business Operations
January 2012:
Senior Managing Executive Officer and Representative Director, Chief General Manager of Technology Center and Chief General Manager of Marine Business Operations
March 2014:
Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Chief General Manager of Technology Center, Chief General Manager of Design Center, and Chief General Manager of Marine Business Operations
January 2017:
Executive Vice President and Representative Director, Chief General Manager of Marine Business Operations (to present)

Director

Masahiro Takizawa

April 1978:
Joined the Company
March 2010:
Senior Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning Section and General Manager of Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Planning Section
January 2011:
Senior Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of Business Development Operations
March 2011:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Business Development Operations
March 2013:
Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Business Development Operations
January 2016:
Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of New Business Development Center
June 2017:
Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of New Business Development Center, and Senior General Manager of New Venture Business Development Section, New Business Development Center (to present)

Director

Katsuaki Watanabe

April 1982:
Joined the Company
March 2011:
Senior Executive Officer and Chief General Manager of Manufacturing Center
April 2013:
Senior Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of 1st Business Unit, MC Business Operations and Chief General Manager of Manufacturing Center
January 2015:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of MC Business Operations and Executive General Manager of 1st Business Unit, MC Business Operations
March 2016:
Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of MC Business Operations (to present)

Director

Toshizumi Kato

June 1986:
Joined the Company
January 2011:
Director and President of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
March 2012:
Senior Executive Officer
March 2014:
Senior Executive Officer and Director
January 2016:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Vehicle & Solution Business Operations
March 2016:
Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Vehicle & Solution Business Operations (to present)

Director

Yoichiro Kojima

April 1981:
Joined the Company
March 2012:
Senior Executive Officer, and Executive General Manager of ME Business Unit, Marine Business Operations
January 2013:
Director and President of PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing
March 2015:
Senior Executive Officer and Director
January 2016:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Deputy Chief General Manager of New Business Development Center, and Senior General Manager of New Land Vehicle Business Development Section, New Business Development Center
January 2017:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Deputy Chief General Manager of New Business Development Center, Senior General Manager of New Land Vehicle Business Development Section, New Business Development Center, and Deputy Chief General Manager of MC Business Operations (to present)

Director

Katsuhito Yamaji

April 1982:
Joined the Company
April 2003:
Director of Yamaha Motor da Amazonia Ltda.
March 2015:
Senior Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of Manufacturing Center
March 2017:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Manufacturing Center (to present)

Director

Makoto Shimamoto

April 1983:
Joined the Company
March 2015:
Senior Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of PF Model Unit and Senior General Manager of PF Model Development Section, PF Model Unit
January 2017:
Senior Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of Technology Center and Chief General Manager of PF Model Unit
March 2017:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Technology Center and Chief General Manager of PF Model Unit (to present)

Director

Yoshihiro Hidaka

April 1987:
Joined the Company
July 2010:
Vice President of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
March 2017:
Senior Executive Officer and Director, Executive General Manager of Corporate Planning & Finance Center (to present)

Director (Outside)

Tamotsu Adachi

April 1977:
Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
January 1988:
Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan
June 1995:
Partner of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan
March 1997:
Managing Director of Business Development Department, GE Capital Japan
March 1999:
President and CEO of Japan Lease Auto Co.
December 2000:
President and CEO of GE Fleet Services Co.
May 2003:
Managing Director and Japan Representative of Carlyle Japan LLC
June 2003:
Outside Director of Benesse Corporation (currently Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
November 2007:
Managing Director and Co-Representative of Carlyle Japan LLC
June 2009:
Outside Director of Benesse Corporation (currently Benesse Holdings, Inc.) (to present)
March 2013:
Outside Director (to present)
June 2016:
Chairman of Carlyle Japan LLC
October 2016:
Senior Advisor of Carlyle Japan LLC (to present)
October 2016:
Representative Director and President, CEO of Benesse Holdings, Inc. (to present)

Director (Outside)

Takuya Nakata

April 1981:
Joined Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (currently Yamaha Corporation)
October 2005:
General Manager of PA/DMI Division of Yamaha Corporation
June 2006:
Executive Officer of Yamaha Corporation
June 2009:
Director & Executive Officer of Yamaha Corporation
April 2010:
President of Yamaha Corporation of America
June 2010:
Senior Executive Officer of Yamaha Corporation
June 2013:
President and Representative Director of Yamaha Corporation
March 2014:
Outside Director (to present)
June 2017:
Director, Representative Executive Officer and President of Yamaha Corporation (to present)

Director (Outside)

Atsushi Niimi

April 1971:
Joined Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. (currently Toyota Motor Corporation)
June 2000:
Director of Toyota Motor Corporation
June 2003:
Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation
June 2004:
Director of Toyota Motor Corporation
June 2005:
Senior Managing Director of Toyota Motor Corporation
June 2009:
Executive Vice President, Member of the Board of Toyota Motor Corporation
Outside Member of the Audit & Supervisory Board of JTEKT Corporation
June 2013:
Chairman & Representative Director of JTEKT Corporation
March 2015:
Outside Director (to present)
June 2016:
Advisor of JTEKT Corporation (to present)
June 2016:
Outside Director of NIPPON SHARYO, LTD. (to present)

Director (Outside)

Genichi Tamatsuka

April 1985:
Joined ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD.
July 1998:
Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.
December 1998:
Joined FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
November 2002:
President and Representative Director, and COO of FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.
September 2005:
Founder and Representative Director and COO of Revamp Corporation
November 2010:
Advisor of Lawson, Inc.
March 2011:
Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Lawson, Inc.
May 2012:
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Lawson, Inc.
May 2013:
Member of the Board, Representative Executive Officer and COO of Lawson, Inc.
May 2014:
President and CEO, Representative Director of Lawson, Inc.
June 2015:
Outside Director of AIG Japan Holdings KK (to present)
June 2016:
Chairman and CEO, Representative Director of Lawson, Inc.
March 2017:
Chairman of the Board, Representative Director of Lawson, Inc.
March 2017:
Outside Director (to present)
June 2017:
President and CEO of Hearts United Group Co., Ltd. (to present)

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Hiroshi Ito

April 1980:
Joined the Company
January 2011:
Director and President of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America
January 2015:
Chief General Manager in charge of planning, Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Planning & Finance Center
March 2015:
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (to present)

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Kenji Hironaga

April 1982:
Joined the Company
February 2010:
General Manager of Human Resources Development Division, Human Resources & General Affairs Section
September 2014:
Chief General Manager in charge of planning, Audit & Supervisory Board Member’s Office
March 2015:
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (to present)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside)

Tomomi Yatsu

April 1983:
Joined Tokyo Electron Limited
October 1986:
Joined Tohmatsu Awoki & Sanwa (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
September 1990:
Registered as a certified public accountant
November 2001:
Registered as an attorney
Joined New Tokyo Law Office (currently Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa-Foreign Law Joint Enterprise)
April 2007:
Partner of Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa-Foreign Law Joint Enterprise (to present)
June 2009:
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of CALBEE, Inc.
June 2010:
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Taiko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
March 2012:
Outside Statutory Auditor of Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
March 2015:
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (to present)
April 2015:
Partner of TMI Associates (to present)
June 2016:
Outside Executive Director of SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. (to present)
June 2017:
Outside Auditor of IHI Corporation (to present)

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Outside)

Masahiko Ikaga

October 1979:
Joined Tohmatsu Awoki & Co. (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
March 1988:
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
May 1988:
Director of Tohmatsu Touche Ross Consulting Co., Ltd. (currently ABeam Consulting Ltd.)
May 1990:
Partner of Tohmatsu Awoki & Co. (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
April 1993:
Director of Tohmatsu Consulting Co., Ltd. (currently Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC)
March 2000:
Representative Director and President of Tohmatsu Consulting Co., Ltd.
October 2010:
Chairman and Director of Tohmatsu Consulting Co., Ltd.
November 2013:
CSO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
April 2016:
Established Masahiko Ikaga Certified Public Accounting Office
May 2016:
Representative Director of PrajnaLink Co., Ltd. (to present)
June 2016:
External Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (to present)
March 2017:
Outside Director (to present)
June 2017:
Outside Director of RYOBI LIMITED (to present)

MC: Motorcycle  AM: Automotive  WV: Water Vehicle  ME: Marine Engine  NVL: New Land Vehicle  PF: Platform 

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