Governance

About the Board of Directors

Board of Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Executive Officers (As of June 29,2023)

Board of Directors

MORI Kunishi

Representative Director of the Board, President

  • Number of company shares held: 12,700
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
  • Apr. 1981 Joined Kansai Paint
  • Jun. 2010 Director of the Board, and Deputy General
    Manager of the Coatings Business Div.
  • Jun. 2015 Representative Director of the Board;
    Managing Executive Officer in charge of Sales and International
    (Significant positions concurrently held)
    Representative Director of the Board,
    President of Kansai Paint Sales Co., Ltd.
  • Apr. 2018 Representative Director of the Board;
    Senior Managing Executive Officer and COO in charge of Sales; and General Manager of the Coatings Business Div.
    (Significant positions concurrently held)
    Representative Director of the Board,
    President, Kansai Paint Sales Co., Ltd.
    (retired March 2019)
  • Apr. 2019 Representative Director of the Board, and President of Kansai Paint (current)
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TAKAHARA Shigeki

Representative Director of the Board, Vice President Executive Officer

  • Number of company shares held: 3,000
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
  • Apr. 1981 Joined NEC Corporation
  • Jun. 2007 CFO and Corporate Officer of MISUMI Group Inc.
  • Feb. 2011 Member of the Board and Operating Officer, CFO, Accounting & Finance Lead of Pfizer Japan Inc. (retired February 2020)
  • Apr. 2020 Joined Kansai Paint; Managing Executive Officer, and General Manager of Corporate Planning & Finance Div.
  • Apr. 2021 Senior Managing Executive Officer, and Chief of Corporate Planning, Finance, HR & Administration
  • Jun. 2021 Director of the Board, Senior Managing Executive Officer, and Chief of Corporate Planning, Finance, HR & Administration
  • Apr. 2022 Representative Director of the Board, Vice President Executive Officer, Chief of Corporate Planning, Finance, HR & Administration (current)

Significant positions concurrently held

Director of the Board of Kansai Paint Sales Co., Ltd.

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TERAOKA Naoto

Director of the Board,
Managing Executive Officer

  • Number of company shares held: 9,200
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
  • Apr. 1985 Joined Kansai Paint
  • Apr. 2012 Executive Officer, and General Manager of Automotive Refinish, Decorative and Protective Coatings Business Div.
  • Jun. 2019 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer in charge of Sales, General Manager of Coatings Business Div.
    Representative Director of the Board, President of Kansai Paint Sales Co., Ltd.
  • Apr. 2021 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Japan Business Unit
    Representative Director of the Board, and President of Kansai Paint Sales Co., Ltd.(retired March 2023)
  • Apr. 2023 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Japan Business Unit
    Representative Director of the Board(current)
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NISHIBAYASHI Hitoshi

Director of the Board,
Managing Executive Officer

  • Number of company shares held: 1,000
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 20/21 (95%)
  • Apr. 1987 Joined Kansai Paint
  • Apr. 2015 Deputy Head of Automotive Refinish, Decorative and Protective Coatings Business Div.
  • Apr. 2019 Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Business Development Div.
  • Jun. 2020 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, and Head of International Business Unit
  • Jul. 2020 Director of the Board, and Managing Executive Officer in charge of Corporate Planning & Finance
  • Apr. 2021 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, Head of International Business Unit (current)

Significant positions concurrently held

Director of the Board of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd.
Director of the Board of Kansai Plascon East Africa (Pty) Ltd.
President Komisaris (Commissioner) of PT Kansai Prakarsa Coatings

KAJIMA Junichi

KAJIMA Junichi

Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer

  • Number of company shares held: 3,100
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: —
  • Apr. 1987 Joined Kansai Paint
  • Apr. 2016 Deputy General Manager of Automotive Refinish, Decorative and Protective Coatings Business Div.
  • Apr. 2019 Executive Officer and Deputy General Manager of Automotive Refinish, Decorative and Protective Coatings Business Div.
  • Dec. 2019 Executive Officer in charge of technical supervision of Coatings Business Div. (automotive and industrial coatings)
  • Apr. 2021 Executive Officer, concurrently serving as Director of the Board, and President of Kansai Helios Coatings GmbH (retired March 2023)
  • Apr. 2023 Managing Executive Officer, and Chief of Corporate Production, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Procurement
  • Jun. 2023 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, and Chief of Corporate Production, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Procurement (current)
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YOSHIKAWA Keiji

Outside Director of the Board

  • Number of company shares held: —
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 20/21 (95%)
  • Apr. 1973 Joined Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Jun. 2008 Executive Officer, and Head of Functional Glass SBU of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Feb. 2012 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, and CPMO (Chief Project Management Officer) of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Apr. 2012 Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Jun. 2015 Advisor of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (retired June 2017)
  • Jun. 2018 Outside Director of the Board of Kansai Paint (current)
  • Jan. 2021 Outside Director of LAUREL BANK MACHINES CO., LTD. (current)
  • May 2021 Outside Director of AEON DELIGHT CO., LTD. (current)
  • Jun. 2021 Outside Director, and Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee of Fujikura Ltd. (current)

Significant positions concurrently held

Outside Director of LAUREL BANK MACHINES CO., LTD.
Outside Director of AEON DELIGHT CO., LTD.
Outside Director, and Member of the Audit and
Supervisory Committee of Fujikura Ltd.

OMORI Shinichiro

OMORI Shinichiro

Outside Director of the Board

  • Number of company shares held: —
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: —
  • Apr. 1978 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Apr. 2016 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. (retired March 2019)
  • Jun. 2017 Outside Director of Hitachi Capital Corp. (currently Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc.) (retired March 2019)
  • Jun. 2017 Director of the Board of Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (currently Resonac Corporation) (retired March 2018)
  • Jun. 2019 Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (currently Proterial, Ltd.) (retired March 2020)
  • Jul. 2020 Chairman of the Board of Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (retired March 2021)
  • Mar. 2022 Outside Director of KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (current)
  • Jun 2022 Outside Director of MACNICA FUJI ELECTRONICS HOLDINGS, INC. (currently MACNICA HOLDINGS, INC.) (current)

Significant positions concurrently held

Outside Director of KOKUYO Co., Ltd.
Outside Director of MACNICA HOLDINGS, INC.

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ANDO Tomoko

Outside Director of the Board

  • Number of company shares held: —
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
  • Dec. 1996 Joined Master Foods Ltd. (currently Mars Japan Limited)
  • Jan. 2006 People Pipeline Manager of Master Foods Ltd.
  • Aug. 2008 Joined NIHON L’ORÉAL K.K.
  • Mar. 2011 Vice President and Head of Human Resources of NIHON L’ORÉAL K.K. (retired May 2016)
  • Jun. 2018 Outside Director of PRESS KOGYO CO., LTD. (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) (current)
  • Jun. 2019 Outside Director of the Board of Kansai Paint (current)
  • Jun. 2022 Outside Director of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (Member of the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee) (current)
  • Jan. 2023 Representative Director of Open the Door Ltd. (current)

Significant positions concurrently held

Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of PRESS KOGYO CO., LTD.
Outside Director of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (Member of the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee)
Representative Director of Open the Door Ltd.

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John P. DURKIN

Outside Director of the Board

  • Number of company shares held: —
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
  • Apr. 2010 Joined BELLSYSTEM24, Inc. as CFO (retired May 2012)
  • Feb. 2013 Joined Sushiro Global Holdings Ltd. (currently FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES LTD.) as Board Director and CFO (retired December 2017)
  • Jan. 2018 Joined John Masters Organics Group, Inc. as Board Director (current)(retired April 2022)
  • Jun. 2019 Outside Director of the Board of Kansai Paint (current)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

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YOSHIDA Kazuhiro

Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Full time)

  • Number of company shares held: 14,600
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
    Number of Audit & Supervisory Board meetings attended: 15/15 (100%)
  • Apr. 1983 Joined Kansai Paint
  • Jul. 2011 Executive Officer, General Manager of Global Procurement Div.
  • Apr. 2016 Senior Executive Officer, Senior Manager of Human Resources Planning Dept., Corporate Planning Div.
  • Jun. 2019 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer in charge of Administration
  • Oct. 2019 Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Administration
  • Jun. 2021 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full time) (current)

Significant positions concurrently held

Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kansai Paint Marine Co., Ltd.

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HASEBE Hideshi

Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Full time)

  • Number of company shares held: 6,300
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
    Number of Audit & Supervisory Board meetings attended: 15/15 (100%)
  • Apr. 1985 Joined Kansai Paint
  • Apr. 2015 Senior Manager of Finance and Accounting Dept., Administrative Div.
  • Apr. 2018 Executive Officer, Senior Manager of Business Administration Dept. Administrative Div.
  • Jun. 2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full time) (current)

Significant position concurrently held

Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kansai Paint Sales Co., Ltd.

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YAMAMOTO Tokuo

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

  • Number of company shares held: —
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: 21/21 (100%)
    Number of Audit & Supervisory Board meetings attended: 11/11 (100%)
  • Apr. 1981 Joined NEC Corporation
  • May 1995 Seconded to NEC de Mexico SA de CV, Accounting and Finance Manager
  • Jun. 2007 General Manager of Affiliated Companies of NEC de Mexico SA de CV (retired January 2014)
  • Feb. 2014 Associate Senior Vice President of NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation
  • Jun. 2017 Full-time Corporate Auditor of NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (retired June 2019)
  • Jun. 2019 Standing Auditor of JAPAN PURE CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (current)
  • Jun. 2019 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full time) of JAPAN PURE CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (retired June 2023)
  • Jun. 2021 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kansai Paint (current)
NAKAI Hiroe

NAKAI Hiroe

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

  • Number of company shares held: —
  • Number of Board of Directors’ meetings attended: —
    Number of Audit & Supervisory Board meetings attended: —
  • Apr. 1988 Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
  • Aug. 2016 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kansai Paint (retired in June 2017)
  • Jun. 2018 Outside Director of GUNZE LIMITED (current)

Significant position concurrently held

Lawyer
Outside Director of GUNZE LIMITED

Utilization of a Skill Matrix

Our skill matrix was formulated following a consultation with the Nomination Committee held in FY2020. The Nomination Committee meeting held this year also confirmed that the combination of skills required of directors and Audit & Supervisory Board members shown in the skill matrix would be utilized continuously to formulate the appointment policy, while appropriately verifying such skills in accordance with the business environment and business characteristics, etc.

  MORI
Kunishi
TAKAHARA
Shigeki
TERAOKA
Naoto
NISHIBAYASHI
Hitoshi
KAJIMA
Junichi
YOSHIKAWA
Keiji
OMORI
Shinichiro
ANDO
Tomoko
John P.
Durkin
YOSHIDA
Kazuhiro
HASEBE
Hideshi
YAMAMOTO
Tokuo
NAKAI
Hiroe
  Representative
Director of the
Board, President
Representative
Director of the
Board, Vice
President
Executive Officer
Director of the
Board, Managing
Executive Officer
Director of the
Board, Managing
Executive Officer
Director of the
Board, Managing
Executive Officer
Outside Director
of the Board
Outside Director
of the Board
Outside Director
of the Board
Outside Director
of the Board
Audit &
Supervisory
Board Member
(Full time)
Audit &
Supervisory
Board Member
(Full time)
Outside Audit &
Supervisory
Board Member
Outside Audit &
Supervisory
Board Member
  Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal Outside
Independent
Outside
Independent
Outside
Independent
Outside
Independent
Internal Internal Outside
Independent
Outside
Independent
  Male Male Male Male Male Male Male Female Foreign national male Male Male Male Female
Evaluation Committee      
Chairman
   
Nomination Committee          
Chairman
   
Corporate management      
Sales, Marketing              
Finance & accounting                  
Global            
R&D, SCM                      
Human resources, Human resource development                      
Legal affairs, Risk Management                
ESG              
IT Digital                    

Executive Officers (Excluding 4 Directors of the Board concurrently serving as Executive Officers)

We have introduced an executive officer system, under which duties and responsibilities are clarified by separating the function of decision-making and supervisory of corporate management from the executive function, and initiatives in the business environment can be executed with speed and flexibility. The number of Executive Officers is 13, of which four are concurrently serving as Director.

TAGIRI Sawane

Managing Executive Officer
Chief of Corporate Research and Development

TOKU Kiyohide

Managing Executive Officer
Head of Global Automotive Business Unit

TAKATA Youichi

Executive Officer
Deputy Head of Japan Business Unit and
General Manager of Automotive Refinish, Architectural(Decorative) and Protective Coatings Div. of Japan Business Unit

TAKADA Hideo

Executive Officer
General Manager of HR and Administrative Div. of Corporate Planning, Finance, HR and Administration

TONOMURA Hironori

Executive Officer
Deputy Head of Global Automotive Business Unit

TOMIOKA Takashi

Executive Officer
General Manager of Corporate Planning Div. of Corporate Planning, Finance, HR and Administration

MAEKAWA Katsuhiko

Executive Officer
General Manager of Industrial Coatings Div. of Japan Business Unit

Pravin Digambar Chaudhari

Executive Officer
Deputy Chief of Corporate Production, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Procurement

TANAKA Takeshi

Executive Officer
General Manager of Production Div.of Corporate Production, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Procurement




Attendance at meetings of the Board of Directors or the Audit & Supervisory Board of each officers is it for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.
Attendance of newly appointed officers at the General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 29, 2023 are indicated as "-".
The number of Company shares owned by each officer is as of March 31, 2023.