Corporate Information

Corporate Data of Brother Industries, Ltd.

Board of Directors, Corporate Auditors and Executive Officers

(As of June 20, 2022)

Board of Directors

Director & Chairman

Director & Chairman Toshikazu Koike

Toshikazu Koike

April 1979:
Joined the Company
August 1982:
Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
October 1992:
Director of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
January 2000:
Director & President of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
June 2004:
Director of the Company
January 2005:
Director & Chairman of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
April 2005:
Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2006:
Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2006:
Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2007:
Representative Director & President of the Company
June 2018:
Representative Director & Chairman of the Company
June 2022:
Director & Chairman of the Company (current position)
Representative Director & President

Representative Director & President Ichiro Sasaki

Ichiro Sasaki

Direct control over: Internal Audit Dept.

April 1983:
Joined the Company
January 2005:
Managing Director of Brother U.K. Ltd.
April 2008:
General Manager of NID Research & Development Dept. of the Company
April 2009:
Executive Officer of the Company
April 2013:
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2014:
Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2016:
Representative Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2017:
Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2018:
Representative Director & President of the Company (current position)
Representative Director
& Vice President

Representative Director & Vice President Tadashi Ishiguro

Tadashi Ishiguro

Responsible for: MIS Dept., New Business Development Dept.

April 1984:
Joined the Company
May 1987:
Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
January 2005:
Director & President of Brother International Corporation(U.S.A.)
April 2011:
Group Executive Officer of the Company
April 2013:
Group Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2014:
Director and Chairman of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
June 2014:
Director & Group Managing Executive Officer of the Company
January 2015:
Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2017:
Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2017:
Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2021:
Representative Director & Vice President of the Company (current position)
Directors & Managing Executive Officers

Director & Managing Executive Officer Kazufumi Ikeda

Kazufumi Ikeda

Responsible for: Human Resources Dept., CSR & Corporate Communication Dept.

April 1985:
Joined the Company
April 2003:
Director & Executive Vice President of Brother International GmbH
April 2009:
General Manager of Company Planning Dept. of the Company
April 2013:
Director & Executive Vice President of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
April 2014:
Director & President of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
April 2015:
Group Executive Officer of the Company
Director & President of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
April 2019:
Director & Chairman of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
April 2020:
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2021:
Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company (current position)

Director & Managing Executive Officer Satoru Kuwabara

Satoru Kuwabara

Head of Printing & Solutions Business Division

Responsible for: Printing & Solutions Business Division

  • LE Development Dept., LC Development Dept., IDS Development Dept., Printing Application Development Dept., Labeling & Mobile Solutions Development Dept., Production Dept., Quality Management Dept.
April 1987:
Joined the Company
October 2004:
General Manager, Development Dept. 1 of Information & Document Company of the Company
April 2008:
General Manager, Development Dept. 1 of the Company
April 2009:
General Manager, Development Planning Dept. of the Company
April 2010:
CEO of Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.
April 2014:
General Manager, Development Planning Dept. of the Company
October 2014:
General Manager, LE Development Dept. of the Company
April 2015:
Executive Officer of the Company
April 2019:
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2021:
Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company (current position)

Director & Managing Executive Officer Taizo Murakami

Taizo Murakami

Responsible for: Quality, Production & Engineering Center

  • Production Strategy Planning Dept., Engineering Development Dept., Basic Engineering Technology Dept., Quality Innovation Dept., IJ Production Dept., Purchasing Dept.
April 1984:
Joined the Company
April 2007:
General Manager, Production Technology Dept. of Printing & Solutions Company
April 2008:
General Manager, Production Technology Dept. of the Company
April 2009:
General Manager, Parts Engineering Dept. of the Company
April 2010:
Managing Director of Brother Industries Technology (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
April 2013:
General Manager, Prototype Engineering Dept. of the Company
April 2016:
Executive Officer of the Company
April 2019:
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2022:
Director & Managing Executive Officer of the Company (current position)
Outside Directors

Outside Director Keisuke Takeuchi

Keisuke Takeuchi

Outside Director of Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd.

April 1970:
Joined Japan Gasoline Co., Ltd. (now JGC Holdings Corporation)
June 2000:
Director of JGC Corporation (now JGC Holdings Corporation)
June 2001:
Managing Director of JGC Corporation
June 2002:
Senior Managing Director of JGC Corporation
June 2006:
Director and Vice President of JGC Corporation
March 2007:
President and Representative Director of JGC Corporation
June 2009:
Chairman and Representative Director of JGC Corporation
June 2014:
Principal Corporate Advisor of JGC Corporation
June 2017:
Outside Director of the Company (current position)
June 2019:
Outside Director of Japan Post Bank Co., Ltd. (current position)

Outside Director Aya Shirai

Aya Shirai

Outside Director of Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.

April 1979:
Joined All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
June 1993:
Member of Amagasaki City Council
December 2002:
The Mayor of Amagasaki City
June 2011:
Outside Director of Gunze Limited
April 2013:
Executive Operating Officer of the Osaka Pref. Gender Equality Promotion Foundation
June 2015:
Outside Director of Pegasus Sewing Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Outside Director of Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
June 2018:
Outside Director of Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (current position)
June 2019:
Outside Director of the Company (current position)

Outside Director Kazunari Uchida

Kazunari Uchida

Outside Director of Lion Corporation

April 1974:
Joined Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
January 1985:
Joined Boston Consulting Group
June 2000:
Japan Representative of Boston Consulting Group
April 2006:
Professor of Faculty of Commerce at Waseda University
February 2012:
Outside Auditor of Kewpie Corporation
June 2012:
Outside Director of Lifenet Insurance Company Outside Director of Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd. (now Mitsui-Soko Holdings Co., Ltd.)
August 2012:
Outside Director of Japan ERI Co., Ltd.
December 2013:
Outside Director of ERI Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2014:
Independent Advisory Committee Member of the Company
February 2015:
Outside Director of Kewpie Corporation
March 2016:
Outside Director of Lion Corporation (current position)
June 2020:
Outside Director of the Company (current position)

Outside Director Naoki Hidaka

Naoki Hidaka

Outside Director of Nabtesco Corporation

April 1976:
Joined Sumitomo Corporation
April 2001:
General Manager of Chicago Office, Sumitomo Corporation of America
April 2007:
Executive Officer, General Manager of Metal Products for Automotive Industries Div. of Sumitomo Corporation
April 2009:
Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Chubu Regional Business Unit of Sumitomo Corporation
April 2012:
Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Kansai Regional Business Unit of Sumitomo Corporation
June 2013:
Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Transportation & Construction System Business Unit of Sumitomo Corporation
April 2015:
Representative Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Transportation & Construction System Business Unit of Sumitomo Corporation
June 2018:
Special Advisor of Sumitomo Corporation
June 2019:
Advisor of Sumitomo Corporation
June 2020:
Outside Director of the Company (current position)
March 2021:
Outside Director of Nabtesco Corporation (current position)

Outside Director Masahiko Miyaki

Masahiko Miyaki

April 1977:
Joined Nippondenso Co. Ltd. (now DENSO Corporation)
June 2004:
Managing Officer, Fuel Injection Engineering Dept. of DENSO Corporation
June 2007:
Managing Officer, Powertrain Control Systems Business Group of DENSO Corporation
June 2010:
Director & Senior Executive Officer, Electric System Business Group of DENSO Corporation
June 2011:
Director of Toyota Boshoku Corporation
January 2012:
Director & Senior Executive Officer, Powertrain Control Systems Business Group of DENSO Corporation
June 2013:
Representative Director &Vice President, Overall R&D,
Engineering Research & Development Center, China Region, of DENSO Corporation
April 2015:
Representative Director &Vice President, Quality, Safety & Environment Center, of DENSO Corporation
April 2017:
Director of DENSO Corporation
June 2017:
Advisor of DENSO Corporation
June 2021:
Outside Director of the Company (current position)

Corporate Auditors

Standing Corporate Auditors

Standing Corporate Auditor Kazuyuki Ogawa

Kazuyuki Ogawa

April 1982:
Joined the Company
June 1993:
Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd.
April 2003:
Brother International Corporation
June 2007:
General Manager of Planning and General Affairs Division of Brother International Corporation
May 2009:
Director and General Manager of Management Control of Brother International Corporation
April 2018:
General Manager of Corporate Auditors' Office
June 2018:
Corporate Auditor of the Company (current position)

Standing Corporate Auditor Keizo Obayashi

Keizo Obayashi

April 1986:
Joined the Company
March 2004:
Brother International Europe, Ltd.
April 2017:
General Manager of Treasury Dept. of the Company
April 2020:
General Manager of Corporate Auditors' Office of the Company
June 2020:
Corporate Auditor of the Company (current position)
Outside Auditors

Outside Auditor Akira Yamada

Akira Yamada

Attorney
Representative of Three Fields L.L.C.
Outside Director (member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee) of Amifa Corporation
Outside Director (member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee) of Denyo Corporation

April 1986:
Registered as an attorney (current position)
Joined Miyake, Hatasawa & Yamazaki
June 1991:
Registered as an attorney in New York (current position)
January 1992:
Partner of Miyake & Yamazaki
March 1994:
Resident Partner of Bangkok Office of Miyake & Yamazaki
January 2015:
Outside Director of Amifa Corporation
June 2015:
Outside Auditor of Denyo Corporation
December 2015:
Representative of Three Fields L.L.C. (current position)
December 2016:
Outside Director (member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee) of Amifa Corporation (current position)
June 2018:
Outside Auditor of the Company (current position)
June 2021:
Outside Director (member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee) of Denyo Corporation (current position)

Outside Auditor Masaaki Kanda

Masaaki Kanda

President of Aichi Arts Center
Outside Director of Ogaki Kyoritsu bank Ltd.

April 1976:
Registered as an attorney with the Nagoya Bar Association (current Aichi Bar Association)
November 1989:
Mayor of Ichinomiya City
February 1999:
Governor of Aichi Prefecture
January 2011:
President of Aichi Arts Center (current position)
June 2014:
Outside Director of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Ltd. (current position)
June 2019:
Corporate Auditor of the Company (current position)

Outside Auditor Kazuya Jono

Kazuya Jono

Outside Auditor of Toray Industries, Inc.

April 1977:
Joined Mitsui Bank (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
June 2005:
Executive Officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation ("SMBC")
April 2007:
Managing Executive Officer of SMBC
April 2009:
Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group ("SMFG") Director and President of Sumitomo Mitsui Card & Credit, Inc.
April 2010:
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer of SMBC Senior Managing Executive Officer of SMFG
June 2011:
Director of SMFG
June 2012:
Director and President, CEO of Citibank Japan Ltd.
June 2015:
Outside Auditor of The Japan Steel Works Ltd.
Outside Auditor of Toray Industries, Inc. (current position)
June 2019:
Corporate Auditor of the Company (current position)

Executive Officers

Senior Managing Executive Officers

Yuichi Tada

Responsible for: Corporate Planning Dept.
Responsible for: Nissei Business
Director of Nissei Corporation

Mitsuyasu Kyuno

Head of Personal & Home Business Division

Responsible for: Personal & Home Business Division
  • Business Planning Dept., Sales & Marketing Dept., Development Dept., Production Innovation Dept., Quality Management & Customer Satisfaction Dept.
Managing Executive Officers

Tsuyoshi Suzuki

Responsible for: Development Center
  • Technological Innovation Dept., Software Technology Development Dept., IJ Technology Development Dept.
Responsible for: Intellectual Property Dept.

Makoto Hoshi

Head of Machinery Business Division

Responsible for: Industrial Equipment Business
Machinery Business Division
  • Business Planning Dept., Machine Tools Sales Dept., Machine Tools Development Dept., Technology Dept., Production Dept., Machine Tools CS Planning Dept., Quality Management Dept.

Tetsuro Koide

Head of Domino Business Division

Responsible for: Domino Business Division
  • Domino Business Office, DP System Development Dept., CM System Development Dept.

Toshihiro Itou

Responsible for: Finance & Accounting Dept., Law, Environment & General Affairs Dept., Environment & Climate Change Strategy Dept.

Yumiko Iwadare

Responsible for: Printing & Solutions Business Division
  • Business Planning Dept., Sales & Marketing Dept., Product Planning Dept., CX Development Dept., SPS Business Development Dept.
Executive Officers

Yasuyuki Hasegawa

Responsible for: Industrial Sewing Machine Business, Machinery Business Division
  • Industrial Printers Business Dept., Industrial Sewing Machine Sales Dept., Industrial Sewing Machine Development Dept.

Tatsuya Sato

Responsible for: Development Center
  • Electronic Technology Development Dept.
Responsible for: Design Dept.

Yoshiichi Sugimoto

Head of Network & Contents Business Division

Responsible for: Network & Contents Business Division
  • Network System Business Development Dept.
Director of Xing Inc.
Group Managing Executive Officers

Isao Noji

Chairman & Managing Director of Brother International Europe Ltd.

Donald Cummins

Director & President of Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)

Robert Pulford

Director & CEO of DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC
Group Executive Officer

Tsutomu Mishima

Representative Director & President of Brother Sales, Ltd.

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