Our Leadership

Business Execution

The JT Group enhances our corporate governance aiming at "quality and prompt decision-making", "efficient business execution" and a "rigorous supervisory and advisory function."

The Board of Directors

(As of June 24, 2014)
The Board of Directors assumes responsibility in making decisions for important issues including the Group strategy as well as supervising all the activities of the Group. Currently, we have eight directors including two independent outside directors.

Yasutake Tango

Chairman of the Board

Date of birth March 21, 1951
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 0

Open profile

  • April 1974 Entered Ministry of Finance
  • October 2006 Director-General of the Financial Bureau
  • July 2007 Deputy Vice Minister
  • July 2008 Director-General of the Budget Bureau
  • July 2009 Administrative Vice Minister
  • July 2010 Retired from the office of Administrative Vice Minister
  • December 2010 Corporate Auditor, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings
  • December 2012 Special Advisor to the Cabinet
  • June 2014 Chairman of the Board (Current Position)

Mitsuomi Koizumi*

President, Chief Executive Officer and
Representative Director

Date of birth April 15, 1957
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 22,700

Open profile

  • April 1981 Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)
  • June 2001 Vice President of Corporate Planning Division
  • June 2003 Senior Vice President, and Head of Human Resources and Labor Relations Group
  • June 2004 Senior Vice President, and Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • June 2006 Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • June 2007 Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and Head of Marketing & Sales General Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • July 2007 Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • June 2009 Representative Director and Executive Deputy President
  • June 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director (Current Position)

Yasushi Shingai*

Representative Director and Executive
Deputy President

Date of birth January 11, 1956
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 22,400

Open profile

  • April 1980 Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)
  • July 2001 Vice President of Financial Planning Division
  • June 2004 Senior Vice President, and Head of Finance Group, Vice President of Financial Planning Division
  • July 2004 Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2005 Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2006 Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, JT International S.A.
  • June 2011 Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, and Executive Vice President in charge of International Tobacco Business
  • June 2011 Representative Director and Executive Deputy President (Current Position)

Noriaki Okubo*

Representative Director and Executive
Deputy President

Date of birth May 22, 1959
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 9,600

Open profile

  • April 1983 Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)
  • April 2000 Vice President of Business Development Dept., Pharmaceutical Division
  • June 2002 Vice President of Business Planning Dept., Pharmaceutical Division
  • June 2004 Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, and President, Pharmaceutical Business
  • June 2006 Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and President, Pharmaceutical Business
  • June 2009 Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, and President, Pharmaceutical Business
  • May 2010 Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, and President, Pharmaceutical Business, Vice President of Business Planning Dept., Pharmaceutical Division
  • January 2011 Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, and President, Pharmaceutical Business
  • June 2012 Representative Director and Executive Deputy President (Current Position)

Akira Saeki*

Representative Director and Executive
Deputy President

Date of birth August 25, 1960
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 13,800

Open profile

  • April 1985 Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco Inc.)
  • June 2005 Vice President of Corporate Strategy Division
  • June 2007 Senior Vice President, Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • May 2008 Senior Vice President, Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters, Head of China Division, Tobacco Business
  • June 2008 Senior Vice President, Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters, Chief Corporate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Tobacco Business, Head of China Division, Tobacco Business
  • July 2008 Senior Vice President, Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters, Chief Corporate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Tobacco Business
  • July 2009 Senior Vice President, Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters, Chief Corporate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Tobacco Business
  • June 2010 Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • June 2012 Representative Director and Executive Deputy President (Current Position)

Hideki Miyazaki*

Member of the Board and Executive
Deputy President

Date of birth January 22, 1958
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 10,600

Open profile

  • April 1980 Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
  • July 2005 Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco Inc.)
  • January 2006 Deputy Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2008 Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Tax Division
  • October 2009 Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer
  • May 2010 Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasury Division
  • June 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasury Division
  • July 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasury Division and Vice President, Procurement Planning Division
  • August 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2012 Member of the Board and Executive Vice President (Current Position)

Motoyuki Oka

Member of the Board (Outside director)

Date of birth September 15, 1943
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 0

Open profile

  • April 1966 Joined Sumitomo Corporation
  • June 1994 Director, Sumitomo Corporation
  • April 1998 Managing Director, Sumitomo Corporation
  • April 2001 Senior Managing Director, Sumitomo Corporation
  • June 2001 President, Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation
  • June 2007 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sumitomo Corporation
  • June 2012 Advisor, Sumitomo Corporation. Member of the Board, the Company (Current Position)
  • June 2013 Member of the Board (Outside director), NEC Corporation (Current Position)

Main Kohda

Member of the Board (Outside director)

Date of birth April 25, 1951
Term of office 1 year and 9 months since June 2014
Number of shares held 0

Open profile

  • September 1995 Started independently as Novelist (Current Position)
  • January 2003 Member of Financial System Council, Ministry of Finance Japan
  • April 2004 Visiting professor, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University
  • March 2005 Member of the Council for Transport Policy, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • November 2006 Member of the Tax Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • June 2010 Member of the Board of Governors, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Current Position)
  • June 2012 Member of the Board, the Company (Current Position)
  • June 2013 Member of the Board (Outside director), LIXIL Corporation (Current Position)

The directors marked with * are also the executive officers.

The Audit & Supervisory Board

(As of June 24, 2014)
Entrusted by shareholders and ensured of its autonomy, the Audit & Supervisory Board conducts accounting audits as well as operating audits. Currently, we have four audit & supervisory board members including two independent outside audit & supervisory board members.

Futoshi Nakamura

Standing Auditors & Supervisory Board Member

Date of birth November 23, 1957
Term of office 2 years and 9 months since June 2012
Number of shares held 4,800

Open profile

Tomotaka Kojima

Standing Auditors & Supervisory Board Member

Date of birth December 19, 1953
Term of office 1 years and 9 months since June 2013
Number of shares held 0

Open profile

  • April 1981 Joined the Company
    (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)
  • July 2004 Head of Procurement Planning Division
  • September 2005 Senior Manager of Operational Review and Business Assurance Division, JT International Holding B.V. Vice President
  • July 2009 Senior Manager of Accounting Division
  • July 2010 Head of Operational Review and Business Assurance Division
  • June 2012 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)
  • April 1976 Joined Ministry of Finance
  • July 2000 Director of the Fukuoka Local Finance Branch Bureau
  • July 2002 Deputy Head of Finance Group of the Company
  • July 2004 Deputy Director General of Employee Welfare Bureau, Secretariat of National Personnel Authority
  • April 2007 Deputy Director General for Administrative Policy Matters, National Personnel Authority
  • January 2008 Director General of Equity and Investigation Bureau, Secretariat of National Personnel Authority
  • August 2009 Executive Director, National Hospital Organization
  • October 2010 Adviser, Japan Association of Corporate Directors
  • November 2010 Secretary General, Japan Association of Corporate Directors
  • June 2013 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)

Koichi Ueda

Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member)

Date of birth December 17, 1943
Term of office 3 years and 9 months since June 2011
Number of shares held 2,300

Open profile

Yoshinori Imai

Audit & Supervisory Board Member
(Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member)

Date of birth December 3, 1944
Term of office 3 years and 9 months since June 2011
Number of shares held 700

Open profile

  • April 1967 Judicial Apprentice
  • April 1969 Appointed as Public Prosecutor
  • June 2006 Superintending Public Prosecutor, the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office
  • December 2006 Took mandatory retirement
  • January 2007 Registered as an attorney at law
  • April 2007 Specifically Appointed Professor of Meiji University Law School (Current Position)
  • January 2009 Representative Director, The Resolution and Collection Corporation
  • March 2009 President and Representative Director, The Resolution and Collection Corporation
  • June 2009 Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)
  • September 2013 Member of the Board of Governors, Japan Racing Association (Current Position)
  • April 1968 Joined Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • June 1995 Bureau Chief of General Bureau for Europe
  • May 2000 Director General, Planning & Broadcasting Department
  • June 2003 Executive Editor and Program Host
  • January 2008 Executive Vice President
  • January 2011 Retired from Executive Vice President
  • April 2011 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University (Current Position)
  • June 2011 Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)

Executive Officers

(As of July 01, 2014)
JT employs the Executive Officer System to ensure effective and efficient management by promptly responding to the changing environment, and thus aims to increase its company value. Executive officers are appointed by the Board of Directors. At the same time, the board assigns certain responsibilities and delegates relevant authorities to the executive officers in accordance with the Rules Defining the Extent of Responsibility and Authority.

President

  • Mitsuomi Koizumi Chief Executive Officer

Executive Deputy President

  • Yasushi Shingai Compliance, Strategy, HR, General Administration,
    Legal and Operation Review & Business Assurance
  • Noriaki Okubo Pharmaceutical, Beverage, and Processed Food Business
  • Akira Saeki President, Tobacco Business
  • Hideki Miyazaki CSR, Finance and Communications

Senior Executive Vice President

  • Kenji Iijima Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Tobacco Business
  • Ryoji Chijiiwa Compliance and General Affairs
  • Mutsuo Iwai Chief Strategy Officer

Executive Vice President

  • Shinichi Murakami Head of Domestic Leaf Tobacco General Division, Tobacco Business

Senior Vice President

  • Kazuhito Yamashita Chief Corporate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Tobacco Business
  • Yasuyuki Yoneda Chief R&D Officer, Tobacco Business
  • Masahiko Sato Head of Manufacturing General Division, Tobacco Business
  • Atsuhiro Kawamata Head of China Division, Tobacco Business
  • Junichi Fukuchi Head of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business
  • Muneaki Fujimoto President, Pharmaceutical Business
  • Shigenori Ohkawa Head of Central Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Pharmaceutical Business
  • Goichi Matsuda Head of Beverage Business
  • Ryoko Nagata CSR
  • Chito Sasaki Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Naohiro Minami Chief Financial Officer
  • Yuki Maeda Chief Communications Officer
  • Haruhiko Yamada Chief General Affairs Officer
  • Kiyohide Hirowatari Chief Legal Officer
  • Takehiko Tsutsui Business Development and Corporate Strategy