kuraray


Executives

As of March 24, 2017

Directors

Representative Director and President Masaaki Ito   Brief History
Representative Director and
Primary Executive Officer
Sadaaki Matsuyama President of Functional Materials Company Brief History
Director and
Primary Executive Officer
Kazuhiko Kugawa Officer Responsible for Corporate Management Planning Office,
Officer Responsible for Administrative Unit
Brief History
Director and
Primary Executive Officer
Hiroaya Hayase President of Vinyl Acetate Resin Company, President of Vinyl Acetate Film Company Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Kazuhiro Nakayama Officer Responsible for Technology Division,
Officer Responsible for Environmental Business Development and Promotion Division,
Officer Responsible for Plants in Japan
Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Kenichi Abe President of Isoprene Company Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Yoshimasa Sano Vice President of Functional Materials Company,
General Manager of Carbon Materials Division,Functional Materials Company
Brief History
Director and
Senior Executive Officer
Hitoshi Toyoura President of Fibers and Textiles Company,
Officer Responsible for Osaka Headquarters
Brief History
Director Tomokazu Hamaguchi *1 Board Director IHI Corporation,
Director East Japan Railway Company,
Chairman, International Academy of CIO Japan,
Director, FPT Corporation
Brief History
Director Jun Hamano *1 Executive Advisor, DENTSU INC. ,
Director, Ohara Memorial Healthcare Foundation,
Chairman, the Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
Brief History

Corporate Auditors

Standing Corporate Auditors Keiji Murakami
Standing Corporate Auditor Kunio Yukiyoshi
Corporate Auditors Mie Fujimoto*2
Corporate Auditors Yoshimitsu Okamoto*2
Corporate Auditors Mikio Nakura*2

Executive Officers

Senior Executive Officer Tsugunori Kashimura Officer Responsible for Research and Development Division, General Manager of Research and Development Division
Executive Officer Matthias Gutweiler KEG Geschäftsführer
Executive Officer George Avdey KAI President
Executive Officer Yukinori Yamane General Manager of Purchasing and Logistics Division
Executive Officer Akira Omura Vice President of Vinyl Acetate Resin Company,
General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Resin Company,
General Manager of Production and Technology Management Division, Vinyl Acetate Film Company
Executive Officer Hirohide Hayashi General Manager of Technology Division
Executive Officer P. Scott Bening General Manager of WS Film Division,
President of MonoSol, LLC.
Executive Officer Stephen Cox General Manager of PVB Division
Executive Officer Toshinori Tsugaru General Manager of Okayama Plant
Executive Officer Koichi Takano General Manager of Elastomer Division
Executive Officer Nobuhiko Takai General Manager of Genestar Division
Executive Officer Toshihiro Omatsu General Manager of Isoprene Chemical Division
Executive Officer Hitoshi Kawahara Vice President of Vinyl Acetate Film Company,
General Manager of Poval Film Division, Vinyl Acetate Film Company
Executive Officer Hajime Suzuki KAI Vice President
Executive Officer Ikuo Nakamura General Manager of Clarino Division
Executive Officer Ichiro Matsuzaki General Manager of Kurashiki Plant
Executive Officer Keiji Taga General Manager of Medical Division
  • *1 Directors Tomokazu Hamaguchi and Jun Hamano are outside directors.
  • *2 Corporate Auditors Mie Fujimoto, Yoshimitsu Okamoto, Mikio Nakura, are outside Corporate Auditors.