Directors and Executive Officers

As of Sep. 1, 2020

Representative Director,

Chairman of the Board

Junji Tsuda

Career Summary

Koichi Takamiya

March 1976 Joined the Company
June 2005 Director, General Manager, Drives Div.,
Motion Control Div.
June 2009 Managing Director, General Manager, Robotics Div.
March 2010 President (Representative Director)
March 2013 Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, President
March 2016 Representative Director, Chairman of the Board (incumbent)
Representative Director, President
Hiroshi Ogasawara

Career Summary

March 1979 Joined the Company
June 2006 Director
March 2007 Director, General Manager, Drives Div.
March 2011 Director, General Manager, Motion Control Div.
June 2013 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President
March 2014 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President,
General Manager, Technology & Development Div.
March 2015 Representative Director, Corporate Executive Vice President,
General Manager, Technology & Development Div.
March 2016 Representative Director, President,
General Manager, Technology & Development Div.
March 2017 Representative Director, President, In charge of
Human Resources Development, Manager, Diversity Management Div.
March 2018 Representative Director, President, In charge of
Human Resources Development, Manager, ICT Strategy Div. (incumbent)
Representative Director,
Corporate Executive Vice President

Shuji Murakami

Career Summary

March 1982 Joined the Company
June 2008 Director, Manager, Corporate Planning Div.
June 2012 Director, Corporate Vice President
March 2014 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President
March 2016 Representative Director, Corporate Executive Vice President
March 2017 Representative Director, Corporate Executive Vice President,
In charge of CSR & Compliance, In charge of Administration, General Manager, Corporate Planning Div.
March 2020 Representative Director, Corporate Executive Vice President,
in charge of CSR, In charge of Administration, General Manager, Corporate Planning Div. (incumbent)
Director,

Corporate Senior Vice President

Yoshikatsu Minami

Career Summary

December 1983 Joined the Company
June 2008 Director
June 2012 Corporate Vice President, General Manager,

Robotics Div.
June 2015 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President
March 2017 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President,
In charge of ICT strategy, General Manager, Production Management & Operations Div., General Manager, Export Administration Div.
March 2018 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President,
General Manager, Production Management & Operations Div., General Manager, Export Administration Div.
March 2020 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President,
General Manager, Production Management & Operations Div.,
General Manager, Export & Import Administration Div.(incumbent)
Director,

Corporate Senior Vice President

Masahiro Ogawa

Career Summary

March 1987 Joined the Company
December 2010 Chairman, YASKAWA AMERICA, Inc.
June 2012 Corporate Vice President
March 2016 Corporate Vice President, General Manager,
Robotics Div.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, YASKAWA
SHOUGANG ROBOT CO., LTD. (incumbent)
March 2019 Corporate Vice President, General Manager,
Robotics Div., General Manager, Control
Technology Div., Robotics Div.
May 2019 Director
March 2020 Director, Corporate Senior Vice President, General
Manager, Robotics Div., General Manager, Control
Technology Div., Robotics Div. (incumbent)
Director,

Member of the Audit and Supervisory
Committee (full-time)

Yuji Nakayama

Career Summary

March 1983 Joined the Company
June 2010 Director, General Manager, Accounting Div.
June 2012 Corporate Vice President
June 2013 Director, Corporate Vice President
March 2017 Director, Corporate Vice President, General Manager,
Human Resources & General Affairs Div.
March 2019 Director, Corporate Vice President, In charge of
Human Resources & General Affairs Div. and audit
May 2019 Director, Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee (full-time, incumbent)
Director,

Member of the Audit and Supervisory
Committee (full-time)

Koichi Tsukahata

Career Summary

March 1985 Joined the Company
March 2009 Motion Control Div., General Manager, Yahata Factory
June 2010 Deputy General Manager, Motion Control Div.
March 2013 Trustee, Director, President,
YASKAWA ELECTRIC (SHENYANG) CO., LTD.
March 2018 Trustee, In charge of audit
May 2018 Director, Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee (full-time, incumbent)
Outside Director,

Member of the Audit
and Supervisory Committee

Yoshiki Akita

Career Summary

September 1984 Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
March 2006 Outside Director, Bell-Park Co., Ltd. (incumbent)
September 2007 Representative Director and Chairman
and Executive Director, Layers Consulting Co., Ltd. (incumbent)
June 2012 Outside Director of the Company
June 2015 Outside Director, Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee (incumbent)
Outside Director,

Member of the Audit
and Supervisory Committee

Junko Sasaki

Career Summary

April 1983 Joined IBM Japan Ltd
January 2007 Executive Officer, APAC & Japan Technical Sales Support, IBM Japan Ltd
January 2011 Joined Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
Executive, General Manager, Customer Service & Support
December 2016 Joined Sartorius Japan K.K. President & CEO
May 2018 Outside Director, Member of the Audit
and Supervisory Committee of the Company (incumbent)
June 2019 External Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank,
Limited (incumbent)
Outside Director,

Member of the Audit
and Supervisory Committee

Hideo Tsukamoto

Career Summary

April 2003 Entered the Legal Training and Research Institute, Supreme Court of Japan
October 2004 Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute,
Supreme Court of Japan(57th Term),
Registered as an Attorney (member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association),
Joined Anderson Mori Law Office (currently Anderson Mori & Tomotsune LPC)
November 2010 Worked at Civil Affairs Bureau, the Ministry of Justice
(in charge of planning and formulation of Revised Companies Act)
January 2013 Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune LPC (incumbent)
April 2014 Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo
January 2016 Expert Member, Case Study Committee,
The Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association (incumbent)
December 2017 Member (2nd term), Corporate Governance System (CGS) Workshop,
the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (incumbent)
June 2018 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member,
JA MITSUI LEASING, LTD. (incumbent)
May 2019 Outside Director, Member of the Audit
and Supervisory Committee of the Company (incumbent)
Outside Director,

Member of the Audit
and Supervisory Committee

Yuichiro Kato

Career Summary

April 1992 Joined Nichirei Corporation
April 1995 Joined DAIKO ADVERTISING INC.
April 2003 Associate professor of industrial strategy
engineering, Graduate School of Engineering,
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Visiting researcher, Business Knowledge Bureau,
DAIKO ADVERTISING INC.
January 2015 Member, The Deming Prize Examination
Committee, Union of Japanese Scientists and
Engineers (incumbent)
October 2015 Representative Partner, Brand Design LLC
(currently Brand Design Co., Ltd.)
Specially-appointed professor,
Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration
Center, Nagoya Institute of Technology
April 2018 Professor, Vocational Ability Development Institute,
Polytechnic University administrated by the
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Member, The Japan Quality Recognition Prize
Examination Committee, Union of Japanese
Scientists and Engineers (incumbent)
November 2018 Representative Director, Brand Design Co., Ltd. (incumbent)
June 2019 Professor, Project for Organization for Co-Creation
Research and Social Contribution, Nagoya Institute
of Technology (incumbent)

 

Managing Executive Officer Akira Kumagae
Executive Officer Michihiko Zenke
Michael Stephen Knapek 
Yasuhiko Morikawa
Junichi Nakano
Nobuaki Jinnouchi
Kenji Ueyama
Bruno Schnekenburger
Akinori Urakawa

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