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For Immediate Release

2018.05.11

Company name: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
Representative: Sunao Manabe, Representative Director, President and COO
(Code no.: 4568, First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Please address inquiries to Koji Ogawa, Corporate Officer,
Vice President, Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81-3-6225-1126
http://www.daiichisankyo.com

Daiichi Sankyo Announces Changes to Representative Directors and Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board

Tokyo, Japan, (May 11, 2018) –Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited today announced that its Board of Directors has nominated a new Representative Director and Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board as follows. Appointments will be subject to approval at the Company’s 13th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 18 and formal resolutions at a subsequent board meeting.

 

1. Changes of new Representative Director (as of June 18, 2018)

Reason for change: Expiration of Representative Director’s term

 

(1) Nominated Representative Director

Name

Current Position

New Position

Toshiaki Sai

Member of the Board,

Executive Vice President and CFO,

Head of Corporate Strategy &

Management Division

Representative Director,

Member of the Board,

Executive Vice President and CFO,

Head of Corporate Strategy &

Management Division

 

(2) Retiring Representative Director

Name

Current Position

New Position

Kazunori Hirokawa

Representative Director,

Member of the Board

Corporate Adviser

 

2. Changes of Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board (as of June 18, 2018)

 

(1) New candidates for Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board

・ Tateshi Higuchi (Reference attached)

・ Yukiko Imazu (Reference attached)

*     Tateshi Higuchi and Yukiko Imazu are new candidates for “Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside)” as defined in Article 2-16 of the Companies Act.

 

(2) Retiring Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board

・ Akiko Kimura (Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside))

・ Yutaka Katagiri (Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside))

 

Curriculum Vitae

Appointed Representative Director

 

Toshiaki Sai: Born March 25, 1955

Current Positions Held

Member of the Board, Executive Vice President and CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy & Management Division, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

 

Career Summary

Apr.   1979     Joined Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Apr.   2007     Vice President of Management System Department, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

Apr.   2008     Vice President of Corporate Communications Department

Apr.   2010     Corporate Officer, Vice President of Corporate Communications Department

Apr.   2012     Corporate Officer, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy Department, Corporate Strategy Division

Apr.   2014     Executive Officer, Vice President of Corporate Strategy Department, Corporate Strategy Division

Apr.   2015     Senior Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Strategy Division

Jun.  2015     Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Corporate Strategy Division

Apr.   2017     Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Global Brand Strategy Division

Apr.   2018     Member of the Board, Executive Vice President and CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy & Management Division

 

Number of Shares of the Company Held      13,280

 

Curriculum Vitae

Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside) candidate

 

Tateshi Higuchi: Born April 11, 1953

Career Summary

Apr.   1978     Joined National Police Agency

Aug.   2007     Deputy Director General for Policy Evaluation and Deputy Director General of National Police Agency

Aug.   2008     Chief of Personnel and Training Bureau of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

Mar.   2009     Deputy Superintendent General and Acting Chief of Personnel and Training Bureau of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

Jan.    2010     Chief of Community Safety Bureau of National Police Agency

Aug.   2011     Superintendent General

April  2014     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

Yukiko Imazu*: Born July 28, 1968

Current Positions Held

Partner of Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Director of Ishibashi Foundation

 

Career Summary

Apr.   1996     Joined Anderson Mōri (currently, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune)

Jan.    2005     Partner of Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

Apr.   2007     Associate Professor of Keio University Law School

Mar.   2014     Director of Ishibashi Foundation

 

* Maiden name; married name is “Shimato”.

 

Reference:

 

Members of the Board, Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board after the election at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (as of June 18, 2018)

 

Name

Positions and Assignments

George Nakayama

Representative Director, Chairman and CEO

Sunao Manabe

Representative Director, Member of the Board, President and COO

Toshiaki Sai

Representative Director, Member of the Board, Executive Vice President and CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy & Management Division

Katsumi Fujimoto

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Supply Chain Division

Toshiaki Tojo

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, In charge of Vaccine Business

Noritaka Uji

Member of the Board (Outside)

Hiroshi Toda

Member of the Board (Outside)

Naoki Adachi

Member of the Board (Outside)

Tsuguya Fukui

Member of the Board (Outside)

Hideyuki Haruyama

Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board

Kazuyuki Watanabe

Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board

Sayoko Izumoto

Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside)

Tateshi Higuchi

Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside)

Yukiko Imazu

Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board (Outside)