Executives

Directors

Representative Director and President Masaaki Ito
Brief History

Representative Director and President

April 1980 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
August 2002 President, Nantong Kuraray Garment Co., Ltd.
April 2004 Manager of Corporate Management Planning Division, Kuraray Trading Co., Ltd.
April 2007 Manager of Kuralon and K-II Production and Technology Development Department, Okayama Plant
April 2010 General Manager of Methacrylate Division, Chemicals Company
June 2012 Executive Officer
April 2013 Vice President, Functional Materials Company; and General Manager of Methacrylate Division, Functional Materials Company
June 2013 Managing Executive Officer
April 2014 Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Division; Officer Responsible for CSR Division; and General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Division
June 2014 Director
January 2015 Representative Director and President (current position)
Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Sadaaki Matsuyama President, Fibers and Textiles Company; and Officer Responsible for Osaka Office
Brief History

President, Fibers and Textiles Company; and Officer Responsible for Osaka Office

April 1975 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
June 1996 Manager of Tokyo Sales Department, Clarino Division
June 2000 Manager of Dental Materials Department, Medical Division
April 2005 Manager of Shanghai Office; and President, Kuraray Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
April 2008 President, Kuraray Medical Inc.
April 2009 General Manager of Medical Division, Chemicals and Medical Products Company; and President, Kuraray Medical Inc.
June 2010 Executive Officer
April 2011 General Manager of Medical Division, Chemicals Company; President, Kuraray Noritake Dental Holdings Inc.; and President, Kuraray Medical Inc.
April 2012 President, Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.
June 2012 Managing Executive Officer
April 2013 President, Functional Materials Company; and General Manager of Medical Division,
Functional Materials Company
June 2013 Director
March 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer (current position)
June 2016 Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer (current position)
January 2018 President, Fibers and Textiles Company (current position); and Officer Responsible for Osaka Office (current position)
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Kazuhiko Kugawa Officer Responsible for Administrative Unit
Brief History

Officer Responsible for Administrative Unit

April 1976 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
June 2000 Manager of Poval Resin Division and EVAL Division, Chemicals Operation Administration
April 2006 Manager of Corporate Control Department, Corporate Management Division
April 2009 Assistant General Manager of Poval Resin Division, Specialty Resin and Film Company
April 2010 General Manager of EVAL Division, Resin Company
June 2012 Executive Officer
April 2013 Vice President, Vinyl Acetate Company; and General Manager of EVAL Division, Vinyl Acetate Company
June 2013 Managing Executive Officer
June 2014 Director (current position)
January 2015 President, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company
January 2016 Officer Responsible for Administrative Unit (current position); and Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Office
March 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer (current position)
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroaya Hayase President, Vinyl Acetate Film Company
Brief History

President, Vinyl Acetate Film Company

April 1980 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
April 2007 Manager of Technology Planning and Administration Department, Technology Division
April 2008 Deputy General Manager of Technology Division
April 2010 General Manager of Technology Division, Technology and Development Unit
April 2012 General Manager of Poval Resin Division, Resin Company
June 2012 Executive Officer
April 2013 General Manager of Poval Resin Division, Vinyl Acetate Company; and General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Company
April 2014 General Manager of International Business Planning Division, Vinyl Acetate Company
June 2014 Managing Executive Officer
January 2015 President, Vinyl Acetate Film Company (current position)
March 2015 Director (current position)
January 2016 President, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company
March 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer (current position)
Director and Managing Executive Officer Kazuhiro Nakayama Officer Responsible for Technology Division;
Officer Responsible for Plants in Japan; and Officer Responsible for Environment and Industrial Safety Management Center
Brief History

Officer Responsible for Technology Division;
Officer Responsible for Plants in Japan; and Officer Responsible for Environment and Industrial Safety Management Center

April 1980 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
September 2000 Manager of SEPCA Construction Group, Environment and Technology Division
April 2006 Manager of Technology Planning and Administration Department, Environment and Industrial Safety and Technology Division
April 2008 General Manager of Technology Development Center, Technology Division
April 2012 General Manager of Kurashiki Plant
June 2012 Executive Officer
April 2013 General Manager of Overseas Business Division, Vinyl Acetate Company
April 2014 General Manager of Technology Division
January 2016 Officer Responsible for Technology Division (current position);
Officer Responsible for Environmental Business Development and Promotion Division; and Officer Responsible for Plants in Japan (current position)
March 2016 Director and Managing Executive Officer (current position)
January 2018 Officer Responsible for Environment and Industrial Safety Management Center (current position)
Director and Managing Executive Officer Kenichi Abe President, Isoprene Company; and General Manager of Elastomer Division, Isoprene Company
Brief History

President, Isoprene Company; and General Manager of Elastomer Division, Isoprene Company

April 1980 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
June 2000 Assistant Manager of Polymer Marketing and Sales Department, Chemicals Division
April 2001 Manager of Elastomer Sales Department, Elastomer Division
April 2006 Manager of Planning and Administration Department, Chemicals Company
April 2008 Deputy General Manager of Isoprene Chemicals Division, Chemicals and Medical Products Company
April 2009 General Manager of Elastomer Division, Chemicals and Medical Products Company
April 2010 President, Kuraray America, Inc.
April 2012 General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Division
June 2012 Executive Officer
April 2013 General Manager of New Business Development Division
January 2016 President, Isoprene Company (current position)
March 2016 Director and Managing Executive Officer (current position)
January 2018 General Manager of Elastomer Division, Isoprene Company (current position)
Director and Managing Executive Officer Yoshimasa Sano President, Functional Materials Company
Brief History

President, Functional Materials Company

April 1980 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
July 2001 Manager of Sales Department, Fine Chemicals Division
April 2007 Manager of Chemicals Marketing & Sales Department, Isoprene Chemicals Division,
Chemicals and Medical Products Company
April 2010 General Manager of Elastomer Division, Chemicals Company
June 2012 Executive Officer
April 2014 General Manager of Methacrylate Division, Functional Materials Company
January 2016 Vice President, Functional Materials Company
March 2016 Director and Managing Executive Officer (current position)
January 2017 General Manager of Carbon Materials Division, Functional Materials Company
January 2018 President, Functional Materials Company (current position)
Director and Managing Executive Officer Hitoshi Kawahara President, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company
Brief History

President, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company

April 1984 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
April 2006 Manager, Resin Sales Department, EVAL Division
April 2010 Manager, Planning and Administration Department, Resin Company
April 2013 Assistant General Manager, Poval Film Division, Vinyl Acetate Company
April 2014 General Manager, Poval Film Division, Vinyl Acetate Company
January 2016 Vice President of Vinyl Acetate Film Company
March 2016 Executive Officer
January 2018 President of Vinyl Acetate Resin Company (current position)
March 2018 Senior Executive Officer (current position)
March 2019 Director (current position)
Director and Managing Executive Officer Keiji Taga Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Office; Officer Responsible for CSR Division; and General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Office
Brief History

Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Office; Officer Responsible for CSR Division; and General Manager of Corporate Management Planning Office

April 1984 Joined Kuraray Co., Ltd.
April 2012 Deputy General Manager, Purchasing and Logistics Division
April 2014 General Manager, Medical Division, Functional Materials Company
March 2017 Executive Officer
January 2018 Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Office and CSR Division (current position)
March 2018 Senior Executive Officer (current position)
April 2018 General Manager, Corporate Management Planning Office (current position)
March 2019 Director (current position)
Director Tomokazu Hamaguchi1 Director, East Japan Railway Company; and Director, FPT Corporation
Brief History

Board Director, IHI Corporation
Director, East Japan Railway Company
Director, FPT Corporation
Director, FPT Corporation

April 1967 Joined Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation
January 1982 Senior Manager, Data Communication Division, Shikoku Telecommunication Bureau, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation
February 1984 Senior Manager, Administration Division, Data Communication Bureau, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation
July 1988 Senior Executive Manager, Purchasing Department, NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation
July 1990 Senior Executive Manager, Industrial System Division, Industrial Systems Sector, NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation
June 1995 Senior Vice President; and Senior Executive Manager, First Industrial Systems Division, Industrial Systems Sector, NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation
July 1996 Senior Vice President; and Senior Executive Manager, Corporate Strategy Planning Department, NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation
June 1997 Executive Vice President; and Senior Executive Manager, Public Administration Systems Sector,
NTT Data Communications Systems Corporation
June 2001 Senior Executive Vice President, NTT Data Corporation
June 2003 Representative Director and President, NTT Data Corporation
May 2007 Chairman, Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association
June 2007 Director and Counselor, NTT Data Corporation
April 2008 Board Director, IHI Corporation
June 2009 Counselor, NTT Data Corporation
June 2010 Director, East Japan Railway Company (current position)
April 2011 Chairman, Japan Data Management Consortium
June 2013 Director, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (current position)
June 2013 Senior Advisor, NTT Data Corporation
April 2014 Chairman,
International Academy of CIO Japan
October 2014 Director, FPT Corporation (current position)
Director Jun Hamano1 Director, Ohara Memorial Healthcare Foundation; and Chairman, Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
Brief History

Executive Advisor, Dentsu Inc.
Director, Ohara Memorial Healthcare Foundation
Chairman, Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour

April 1974 Entered Economic Planning Agency of Japan (EPA)
July 1999 Director, Minister’s Secretariat Division, EPA
January 2001 Director, Personnel Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Cabinet Office
January 2002 Deputy Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office
July 2004 Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office
July 2006 Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Cabinet Office
July 2008 Deputy Vice-Minister, Cabinet Office
July 2009 Vice-Minister, Cabinet Office
January 2012 Advisor, Cabinet Office
April 2013 Executive Advisor, Dentsu Inc.
June 2014 Director, Ohara Memorial Healthcare Foundation (current position)
June 2015 Chairman, Institute for Science of Labour
September 2015 Chairman, Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour (current position)
March 2016 Director, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (current position)
Director Mie Fujimoto1 Partner, TMI Associates; Corporate Auditor, SEIKAGAKU CORPORATION; Corporate Auditor, Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.; Corporate Auditor, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Brief History

Partner, TMI Associates; Corporate Auditor, SEIKAGAKU CORPORATION; Corporate Auditor, Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.; Corporate Auditor, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

April 1993 Registered as an attorney-at-law (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
April 1993 Joined New Tokyo International Law Office (subsequently merged with Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa-Foreign Law Joint Enterprise)
January 2003 Partner, New Tokyo International Law Office (subsequently merged with Bingham Sakai Mimura Aizawa-Foreign Law Joint Enterprise)
June 2009 Corporate Auditor, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Outside)
April 2015 Partner, TMI Associates (current position)
April 2015 Corporate Auditor, SEIKAGAKU CORPORATION (current position)
April 2016 Corporate Auditor, Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (current position)
April 2016 Corporate Auditor, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (current position)
March 2019 Director (current position)

Corporate Auditors

Standing Corporate Auditor Kunio Yukiyoshi
Standing Corporate Auditor Yukinori Yamane
Corporate Auditor Mitsuhiro Nagahama2
Corporate Auditor Tomomi Yatsu2
Corporate Auditor Kenji Komatsu2

Executive Officers

Senior Managing Executive Officer Hitoshi Toyoura President, Kuraray America, Inc.
Managing Executive Officer Tsugunori Kashimura Officer Responsible for Research and Development Division; Officer Responsible for Environmental Business Development and Promotion Division; General Manager of Research and Development Division; and General Manager of Environmental Business Development and Promotion Division
Managing Executive Officer Matthias Gutweiler President, Kuraray Europe GmbH
Managing Executive Officer Nobuhiko Takai Vice President, Functional Materials Company; and General Manager of Carbon Materials Division
Executive Officer Akira Omura General Manager of Technology Division
Executive Officer P. Scott Bening General Manager of WS Film Division; and President, MonoSol, LLC.
Executive Officer Stephen Cox General Manager of PVB Division
Executive Officer Toshinori Tsugaru General Manager of Okayama Plant
Executive Officer Koichi Takano General Manager of Purchasing and Logistics Division
Executive Officer Toshihiro Omatsu General Manager of Isoprene Chemicals Division
Executive Officer Hajime Suzuki Vice President, Kuraray America, Inc.
Executive Officer Ikuo Nakamura General Manager of Clarino Division
Executive Officer Ichiro Matsuzaki General Manager of Kurashiki Plant
Executive Officer Takaharu Kawahara General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company; and General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Film Company
Executive Officer Fuyuo Ueyama Vice President, Calgon Carbon Corporation
Executive Officer Tomoyuki Watanabe Vice President, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company; General Manager of Poval Resin Division; and Manager of Vinyl Acetate Resin Sales Management Department
Executive Officer Katsumasa Yamaguchi General Manager of EVAL Division
Executive Officer Stevan R. Schott President, Calgon Carbon Corporation
Executive Officer Yoji Ikemori General Manager of Genestar Division

1. Directors Tomokazu Hamaguchi, Jun Hamano, and Mie Fujimoto are Outside Directors.

2. Corporate Auditors Mitsuhiro Nagahama, Tomomi Yatsu, and Kenji Komatsu are outside Corporate Auditors.