Corporate Information

Corporate Officers

Directors

Photo: Yoshiaki Nakazato

Yoshiaki Nakazato

Chairman and Director

April 1976 Joined the Company
December 1997 General Manager of Administration Dept., Electronics Div.
June 2004 General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.
June 2005 Executive Officer
June 2006 Director
June 2007 General Manager of Affiliated Business Administration Dept.
June 2008 Managing Executive Officer
General Manager of Advanced Materials Div.
October 2008 General Manager of Semiconductor Materials Div.
June 2009 Executive Officer
General Manager of Advanced Materials Div.
June 2010 Managing Executive Officer
June 2012 Representative Director
Senior Managing Executive Officer
June 2013 President and Representative Director
June 2018 Chairman and Representative Director
June 2022 Chairman and Director(Present Position)
Photo: Akira Nozaki

Akira Nozaki

Representative Director
President and Director

April 1984 Joined the Company
July 2010 Corporate Planning Dept.
May 2012 Administration Dept., Sierra Gorda Project Dept.
June 2013 Executive Officer
Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2014 Director
General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.
June 2015 General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2016 Managing Executive Officer
June 2018 President and Representative Director (Present Position)
Photo: Toru Higo

Toru Higo

Representative Director

Senior Managing Executive Officer
General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.

April 1986 Joined the Company
July 2010 General Manager of Nickel Sales & Raw Materials Dept., Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
July 2014 General Manager of Copper&Precious Metals Raw Materials Dept., Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2017 Sumitomo Metal Mining Philippine Holdings Corporation, Director and President
June 2019 Executive Officer
Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2020 Director
General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. (Present Position)
June 2021 Managing Executive Officer
June 2022 Representative Director(Present Position)
Senior Managing Executive Officer (Present Position)
Photo: Nobuhiro Matsumoto

Nobuhiro Matsumoto

Director

Senior Managing Executive Officer
General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.

April 1987 Joined the Company
April 2008 General Manager of Niihama Nickel Refinery, Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2014 General Manager of Administration Dept., Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2016 Executive Officer
Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
June 2018 General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div. (Present Position)
June 2019 Director (Present Position)
June 2020 Managing Executive Officer
June 2022 Senior Managing Executive Officer (Present Position)
Photo: Takahiro Kanayama

Takahiro Kanayama

Director

Managing Executive Officer
General Manager of Personnel Dept.

April 1986 Joined the Company
October 2015 General Manager of Personnel Dept.
June 2017 Executive Officer
General Manager of Besshi-Niihama District Div.
June 2020 General Manager of Personnel Dept. (Present Position)
June 2021 Director (Present Position)
Managing Executive Officer (Present Position)
Photo: Kazuhisa Nakano

Kazuhisa Nakano

Outside Director

April 1971 Joined Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
April 2003 Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel Department of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2004 Director of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2005 Managing Director of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2007 Executive Vice President and Representative Director of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2009 President and Representative Director of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2013 Chairman and Representative Director of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2015 Executive Advisor of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
June 2016 Director of the Company (Present Position)
June 2017 Retired from Executive Advisor of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Photo: Taeko Ishii

Taeko Ishii

Outside Director

April 1986 Registered as a lawyer
Joined Ryoichi Wada Law Firm
March 1992 Established Ohta & Ishii Law Firm
June 2018 Director of the Company (Present Position)
Photo: Manabu Kinoshita

Manabu Kinoshita

Outside Director

April 1978 Joined NEC Corporation
April 2006 Executive General Manager,
Distribution and Service Industries Solutions Operations Unit of NEC Corporation
April 2008 Associate Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation
April 2010 Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation
June 2010 Director of NEC Corporation
April 2016 Senior Executive Vice President of NEC Corporation
April 2018 Senior Officer of NEC Corporation
June 2020 Director of the Company (Present Position)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Photo: Koji Imai

Koji Imai

Senior Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Standing)

April 1986 Joined the Company
June 2014 General Manager of Legal & General Affairs Dept.
June 2019 General Manager of General Affairs Dept.
General Manager of Legal Dept.
June 2021 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Standing)
June 2022 Senior Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Standing) (Present Position)
Photo: Tsuyoshi Nozaw

Tsuyoshi Nozawa

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Standing)

April 1988 Joined the Company
July 2015 Public Relations & Investor Relations Dept.
April 2018 Finance & Accounting Dept.
June 2022 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Standing) (Present Position)
Photo: Wataru Yoshida

Wataru Yoshida

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

April 1975 Joined Export-Import Bank of Japan
April 2001 Director of Corporate Finance Department of Japan Bank for International Cooperation(JBIC)
(which was formed as a result of integration between the former Export-Import Bank of Japan and the former Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund)
November 2002 Director of Personnel Department of JBIC
October 2004 Executive Officer for Asia and Pacific Region of JBIC
April 2007 Senior Executive Director of JBIC
September 2008 Resigned from Senior Executive Director of JBIC
February 2009 Corporate Advisor of Marubeni Corporation
March 2016 Corporate Advisor of NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION (which was NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION)
President and Representative Director of Nippon Usiminas Co.,Ltd.
June 2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Photo: Shoji Wakamatsu

Shoji Wakamatsu

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

September 1983 Joined Ota Tetsuzo Audit Firm (current Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
March 1987 Registered as a certified public accountant
July 2003 Partner of ShinNihon Audit Firm (current Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
May 2006 Board Member of ShinNihon Audit Firm
August 2008 Managing Partner of ShinNihon LLC (current Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC)
August 2010 Senior Partner of ShinNihon LLC
June 2016 Established Wakamatsu Certified Public Accountant Firm
September 2019 Registered as a certified public tax accountant
June 2021 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)

Executive Officers

Akira Nozaki (*) President  
Toru Higo (*) Senior Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.
In charge of Secretarial Dept., Legal Dept., Digital Transformation Dept. and Internal Audit Dept.
Fumio Mizuno Senior Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Mineral Resources Div.
Nobuhiro Matsumoto (*) Senior Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
Takahiro Kanayama (*) Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Human Resources Dept.
In charge of General Affairs Dept., Public Relations & Investor Relations Dept., Sustainability Dept. and Osaka Branch
Hiroshi Yoshida Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Advanced Materials Div.
Hitofumi Okubo Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Engineering Div.
Koji Sakamoto Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Safety & Environment Control Dept.
In charge of Quality Assurance Dept.
Shuichi Ogasawara Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Technology Div.
Hiromasa Oba Executive Officer General Manager of Besshi-Niihama District Div.
Katsuya Tanaka Executive Officer General Manager of Battery Materials Div.
Masaru Takebayashi Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
Eiichi Fukuda Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Mineral Resources Div.
Kunihiko Miyamoto Executive Officer General Manager of Finance & Accounting Dept.
In charge of Purchasing Dept. and Information Systems Dept.
Hideyuki Okamoto Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Technology Div.
Kazuhiko Hotani Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Mineral Resources Div.
Toru Motoki Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Battery Materials Div.
Shinichi Sato Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Advanced Materials Div.
Munekazu Kawata Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Battery Materials Div.
Yusuke Niwa Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Div.
Kazuaki Sakamoto Executive Officer Senior Deputy General Manager of Engineering Div.

An asterisk indicates the officer is also serving concurrently as a director.

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