DENSO Announces Changes of Personnel and Executive Responsibility

KARIYA, Japan. (Apr. 5 2021) – At a meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 5, 2021, DENSO a leading mobility supplier, decided to nominate new Members of the Board as of the date of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2021. It will formally come into effect at the aforementioned 2021 shareholders’ meeting and the subsequent meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

DENSO has been formulating and implementing growth strategies in the areas of "Environment" and "Peace" and promoting "Reborn 21", an internal plan to simultaneously promote "transition to a leaner and more robust corporate structure" to respond flexibly to changes in business environment since last year. To achieve this, DENSO is appointing the CCRO, who oversees the entire activities, and the CFO and CHRO as Members of the Board. The CFO and CHRO are responsible for “Management Strategy and Finance” and “Human Resouces and Corporate Culture Reform,” which are the foundation for transformation.

  1. Changes in Member of the Board (The Date of General Meeting of Shareholders)

New members of the board
Name                                                             New                                                                                                    Current
Yukihiro Shinohara               Representative Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer                       Senior Executive Officer
Kenichiro Ito                            Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer                                             Senior Executive Officer
Yasushi Matsui                       Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer                                              Senior Executive Officer

Resigned members of the board
Name                                                             Current
Yasushi Yamanaka                         Representative Member of the Board
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi                    Representative Member of the Board
Sadahiro Usui                                 Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer

2. Changes in Audit & Supervisory Board Member (The Date of General Meeting of Shareholders)

New Member
Name                                                            New                                                     Current
Shingo Kuwamura              Audit & Supervisory Board Member                         Senior Executive Officer

Resigned Member
Name                                                          Current
Atsuhiko Shinmura                        Audit & Supervisory Board Member

3. Change of responsibilities of Senior Executive Officers (Effective April 5)

Changes are underlined

Title Name                                                                                                                  New                                                                  Current

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer Sadahiro Usui                                 Korea*                       CRO, Overseas Business Development, Korea

Senior Executive Officer                                                   CRO, CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center,    CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, 
Yasushi Matsui                                                                                  Group Companies of Japan                     Group Companies of Japan

Senior Executive Officer Shingo Kuwamura                        Audit & Supervisory Board Office                          Asia-Oceania (Deputy)

*Kenichiro Ito, Senior Executive Officer,will be in charge of Korea After the General Meeting of Shareholders.


Structure of Member of the Board and Audit & Supervisory (The Date of General Meeting of Shareholders, 2021)

Title                                                                              Name
Representative Member of the Board                          Koji Arima
Representative Member of the Board                        Yukihiro Shinohara
Member of the Board                                                 Kenichiro Ito
Member of the Board                                               Yasushi Matsui
Member of the Board                                                  Akio Toyoda
Member of the Board(Outside)                                 George Olcott
Member of the Board(Outside)                               Shigeki Kushida
Member of the Board(Outside)                                Yuko Mitsuya
Audit & Supervisory Board Member                      Shingo Kuwamura
Audit & Supervisory Board Member                        Motomi Niwa
Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside)          Yasuko Goto
Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside)           Haruo Kitamura
Substitute Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside)     Hiromi Kitagawa


Scope of responsibility of the President and Senior Executive Officers (The Date of General Meeting of Shareholders, 2021)

Changes are underlined

Title: Name: New: Current(Effective April 5) 

Representative Member of the Board, President, CEO: Koji Arima: -:  -

Representative Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer: Yukihiro Shinohara: CCRO, CQO, Head of Safety, Quality & Environment Center, Environment Neutral Systems Development Div., FC System Business Development Div. , CV&OH Div: CCRO, CQO, Head of Safety, Quality & Environment Center, Environment Neutral Systems Development Div., FC System Business Development Div. , CV&OH Div.

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer: Kenichiro Ito: CHRO, Head of General Administration and Human Resource Center, Korea:  CHRO, Head of General Administration and Human Resource Center

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer: Yasushi Matsui: CRO, CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan: CRO,CFO, Head of Corporate Strategy Center, Group Companies of Japan

Senior Executive Officer: Toshiyuki Kato: Toyota, Toyota Group: Toyota, Toyota Group

Senior Executive Officer: Hiroyuki Ina: Sensing System Business Unit, Semiconductor Business Unit, Tokyo Office: Sensing System Business Unit, Semiconductor Business Unit, Tokyo Office

Senior Executive Officer: Katsuhisa Shimokawa: CMzO, Production Eng., R&D Center, Global Production Center, Industrial Solution Business Unit: CMzO, Production Eng. R&D Center, Global Production Center, Industrial Solution Business Unit

Senior Executive Officer: Shoji Tsuzuki: CISO, Head of IT Digital Center: CISO, Head of IT Digital Center

Senior Executive Officer: Yoshifumi Kato: CTO, Head of Research Development Center, Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div., Solution Planning for Smart City Dept., AD Business of Mobility Systems Business Group, President of MIRISE Technologies: CTO, Head of Research Development Center, Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Div., Solution Planning for Smart City Dept., AD Business of Mobility Systems Business Group, President of MIRISE Technologies

Senior Executive Officer: Kazuaki Fujitani: Head of OEM Sales & Marketing Group, Solution Sales & Marketing Group: Head of OEM Sales & Marketing Group, Solution Sales & Marketing Group

Senior Executive Officer: Yasuhiro Iida: Head of Global Production Center: Head of Global Production Center

Senior Executive Officer: Yasuhiko Yamazaki Head of Thermal Systems Business Group: Head of Thermal Systems Business Group

Senior Executive Officer: Hirotsugu Takeuchi: Head of Mobility Systems Business Group: Head of Mobility Systems Business Group

Senior Executive Officer: Hidehiro Yokoo: Head of Legal, External Affairs & Communications Center, Tokyo Office (External Affairs), Audit Dept., Managing of Japan Region Dept., Food Value Chain Business Development Div.: Head of Legal, External Affairs & Communications Center, Tokyo Office (External Affairs), Audit Dept., Managing of Japan Region Dept., Food Value Chain Business Development Div.

Senior Executive Officer: Jiro Ebihara: Head of Electrification Systems Business Group: Head of Electrification Systems Business Group

Senior Executive Officer: Shinnosuke Hayashi: CSwO, General Manager of Software Innovation Dept., Head of Electronics PF / Software in Mobility Systems Group , President of DENSO CREATE INC.: CSwO, General Manager of Software Innovation Dept., Head of Electronics PF / Software in Mobility Systems Group , President of DENSO CREATE INC.


Official name of CxO
CRO: Chief Risk Officer
CFO: Chief Financial Officer
CCRO: Chief Corporate Revolution Officer
CTO: Chief Technology Officer (Also includes the role of Chief Standardization Officer)
CHRO: Chief Human Resources Officer
CQO: Chief Quality Officer
CMzO: Chief Monozukuri Officer
CSwO: Chief Software Officer
CISO: Chief Information Security Officer

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO is a $47.6 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its worldwide 200 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global/en

Contact: Risa Ohki
DENSO CORPORATION
Phone: 81-3-6758-1469
Fax: 81-566-25-4509
denso-pr@jp.denso.com

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