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For Immediate Release

2019.05.10

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 Junichi Onuma,
Vice President, Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81-3-6225-1126
https://www.daiichisankyo.com

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

 

Tokyo, Japan, (May 10, 2019) –Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereinafter, the Company) today announced that its Board of Directors has nominated new Members of the Board and Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board as follows; appointments will be subject to approval at the Company’s 14th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 17, 2019.

1. Changes to Members of the Board (as of June 17, 2019)

(1)    New candidates for Member of the Board

 ・Satoru Kimura (Executive Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing Division)

 ・Kazuaki Kama (Refer to Attachment below)

 ・Sawako Nohara (Refer to Attachment below)

 *   Kazuaki Kama and Sawako Nohara are new candidates for “Member of the Board (Outside)” as defined in Article 2-15 of the Companies Act.

 

(2)    Retiring Members of the Board

 ・Katsumi Fujimoto (Member of the Board)

 ・Hiroshi Toda [Member of the Board (Outside)]

 ・Naoki Adachi [Member of the Board (Outside)]

 *   Katsumi Fujimoto will become a Corporate Adviser at Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.

 

 

2.    Changes to Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board (as of June 17, 2019)

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

 ・Ryoichi Watanabe (Corporate Officer, in charge of Internal Audit Department)

 ・Kenji Sato (Principal, R&D General Affairs & Human Resources Department)

 

(2)    Retiring Members of the Audit and Supervisory Board

 ・Hideyuki Haruyama (Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board)

 ・Kazuyuki Watanabe (Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board)

 *   Hideyuki Haruyama and Kazuyuki Watanabe will become Corporate Advisers at Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.

 

 

Attachment

 1. Curriculum Vitae: Candidates for Member of the Board

 

Satoru Kimura: Born September 27, 1957

Current Position Held: Senior Executive Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing Division, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Career Summary

 Apr.   1981      Entered Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

 Apr.   2009      Vice President of Kyoto Branch, Sales & Marketing Division, Japan Company of the Company

 Apr.   2014      Corporate Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing Division and Vice President of Marketing Department, Japan Company of the Company

 Apr.   2015      Executive Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing Division of the Company

 Apr.  2016     Senior Executive Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing Division of the Company (to present)

 

Kazuaki Kama: Born December 26, 1948

Current Position Held: Executive Corporate Advisor of IHI Corporation

Career Summary

 Jul.    1971      Entered Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (currently, IHI Corporation)

 Jun.    1987      Executive Vice President of IHI INC. (New York)

 Jul.    2002      Associate Director and Deputy General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

 Jun.    2004      Executive Officer and General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

 Apr.   2005      Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

 Jun.    2005      Board Director, Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

 Apr.   2007      President and Chief Executive Officer of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

 Apr.   2012      Chairman of the Board of IHI Corporation

 Jun.    2013      Outside Director of KYOKUTO BOEKI KAISHA, LTD (to present)

 Jun.    2014      Outside Director of NSK, Ltd. (to present)

 Apr.   2016      Board Director of IHI Corporation

 Jun.    2016      Executive Corporate Advisor of IHI Corporation (to present)

 Jul.    2016      Outside Director of SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (to present)

 Jun.    2019      Statutory Auditor (Outside) of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (scheduled)

 

Sawako Nohara: Born January 16, 1958

Current Position Held: President of IPSe Marketing, Inc.

Career Summary

 Apr.   1980      Entered Mitsubishi Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (currently, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation)

 Dec.   1988      Entered Life Science Institute Co., Ltd.

 Jul.    1995      Entered InfoCom Research, Inc.

 Jul.    1998      Head of the E-Commerce Business Development Group of InfoCom Research, Inc.

 Dec.   2001      President of IPSe Marketing, Inc. (to present)

 Jun.    2006      Outside Director of the Board of NEC Corporation

 Nov.   2009      Project Professor of the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University (to present)

 Jun.    2012      Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

 Jun.    2013      Outside Director of the Board of NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (currently, Sompo Holdings, Inc.; to present)

 Jun.    2014      Outside Director of the Board of Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. (currently, Nissha Co., Ltd.)

 Jun.    2014      Outside Director of the Board of JAPAN POST BANK Co., Ltd. (to present)

 Jun.    2018      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (to present)

 

 

 2. Curriculum Vitae: Candidates for Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board

 

Ryoichi Watanabe: Born September 28, 1958

Current Position Held: Corporate Officer, in charge of Internal Audit Department, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Career Summary

 Apr.   1981      Entered Sankyo Company, Limited (“Sankyo”)

 Jun.    2003      Vice President, Accounting Department of Sankyo

 Apr.   2004     Vice President, Business Performance Management Department of Sankyo

 Apr.   2007      Vice President, Corporate Accounting Department of the Company

 Apr.   2009      Vice President, Corporate Finance & Accounting Department of the Company

 Apr.   2012      Vice President, General Affairs & Procurement Department, General Affairs & Human Resources Division of the Company

 Apr.   2014      Vice President, Finance & Accounting Department, Corporate Management Division of the Company

 Apr.   2015      Vice President, Internal Audit Department of the Company

 Apr.   2016      Corporate Officer, Vice President, Internal Audit Department of the Company

 Apr.   2019      Corporate Officer, in charge of Internal Audit Department of the Company (to present)

 

Kenji Sato: Born February 28, 1963

Current Position Held: Principal, R&D General Affairs & Human Resources Department, R&D Division, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Career Summary

 Apr.   1988      Entered Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

 Apr.   2016      Vice President, R&D General Affairs & Human Resources Department, R&D Division of the Company

 Apr.   2019      Principal, R&D General Affairs & Human Resources Department, R&D Division of the Company (to present)


 

For 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 17, 2019)

 

Name

Positions and Assignments

George Nakayama

Representative Director, Chairman

Sunao Manabe

Representative Director, Member of the Board, President and CEO

Toshiaki Sai

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

Toshiaki Tojo

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, In charge of Vaccine Business and Quality & Safety Management

Satoru Kimura

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing Division

Noritaka Uji

Member of the Board (Outside)

Tsuguya Fukui

Member of the Board (Outside)

Kazuaki Kama

Member of the Board (Outside)

Sawako Nohara

Member of the Board (Outside)

Ryoichi Watanabe

Member of the Audit and Supervisory Board

Kenji Sato

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)

 

About Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products to address diversified, unmet medical needs of patients in both mature and emerging markets. With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases. For more information, please visit: www.daiichisankyo.com.