Our leadership

The Board of Directors (As of March 24, 2017)

The Board of Directors assumes responsibility in making decisions for important issues including Group strategy as well as supervising all the activities of the Group. Currently, we have seven directors including two independent outside directors.

  • Yasutake Tango

    Yasutake Tango

    Chairman of the Board

    Open profile
    1. April 1974

      Entered Ministry of Finance

    2. October 2006

      Director-General of the Financial Bureau

    3. July 2007

      Deputy Vice Minister

    4. July 2008

      Director-General of the Budget Bureau

    5. July 2009

      Administrative Vice Minister

    6. July 2010

      Retired from the office of Administrative Vice Minister

    1. December 2010

      Corporate Auditor, The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings

    2. December 2012

      Special Advisor to the Cabinet

    3. April 2014

      Retired from Special Advisor to the Cabinet

    4. June 2014

      Chairman of the Board (Current Position)

    5. Significant Concurrent Positions outside the Company

      Outside Director, The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd.

    6. Number of shares held

      2,800

  • Mitsuomi Koizumi

    Mitsuomi Koizumi (*)

    President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director

    Open profile
    1. April 1981

      Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)

    2. June 2001

      Vice President of Corporate Planning Division

    3. June 2003

      Senior Vice President, and Head of Human Resources and Labor Relations Group

    4. June 2004

      Senior Vice President, and Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters

    5. June 2006

      Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Tobacco Business Planning Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters

    1. June 2007

      Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and Head of Marketing & Sales General Division, Tobacco Business Headquarters

    2. July 2007

      Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Tobacco Business Headquarters

    3. June 2009

      Representative Director and Executive Deputy President

    4. June 2012

      President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director (Current Position)

    5. Number of shares held

      29,500

  • Yasushi Shingai

    Yasushi Shingai (*)

    Executive Vice President and Representative Director

    Open profile
    1. April 1980

      Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)

    2. July 2001

      Vice President of Financial Planning Division

    3. June 2004

      Senior Vice President, Head of Finance Group

    4. July 2004

      Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    5. June 2005

      Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer

    1. June 2006

      Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, JT International S.A.

    2. June 2011

      Executive Deputy President and Representative Director (Current Position)

    3. Significant Concurrent Positions outside the Company

      Outside Director, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

    4. Number of shares held

      26,700

  • Mutsuo Iwai

    Mutsuo Iwai (*)

    Executive Vice President and Representative Director

    Open profile
    1. April 1983

      Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)

    2. June 2003

      Vice President of Corporate Planning Division

    3. July 2004

      Vice President of Corporate Strategy Division

    4. June 2005

      Senior Vice President, and Vice President of Food Business Division, Food Business

    5. June 2006

      Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and President, Food Business

    6. June 2008

      Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer

    7. June 2010

      Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer and Assistant to CEO in Food Business

    1. June 2011

      Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, JT International S.A.

    2. June 2013

      Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer

    3. January 2016

      Senior Executive Vice President, and President, Tobacco Business Headquarters

    4. March 2016

      Executive Vice President, and Representative Director, President, Tobacco Business Headquarters (Current Position)

    5. Significant Concurrent Positions outside the Company

      Chairman, JT International Group Holding B.V.

    6. Number of shares held

      21,000

  • Hideki Miyazaki

    Hideki Miyazaki (*)

    Executive Vice President, Member of the Board

    Open profile
    1. April 1980

      Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

    2. July 2005

      Senior Manager of Accounting Division of the Company

    3. January 2006

      Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    4. June 2008

      Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer

    1. June 2010

      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    2. June 2012

      Executive Vice President, Member of the Board (Current Position)

    3. Number of shares held

      16,600

  • Motoyuki Oka

    Motoyuki Oka

    Member of the Board (Outside director)

    Open profile
    1. April 1966

      Joined Sumitomo Corporation

    2. June 1994

      Director, Sumitomo Corporation

    3. April 1998

      Managing Director, Sumitomo Corporation

    4. April 2001

      Senior Managing Director, Sumitomo Corporation

    5. June 2001

      President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation

    1. June 2007

      Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sumitomo Corporation

    2. June 2012

      Advisor, Sumitomo Corporation (Current Position)
      Outside director of the Company (Current Position)

    3. Significant Concurrent Positions outside the Company

      Outside Director, NEC Corporation

    4. Number of shares held

      0

  • Main Kohda

    Main Kohda

    Member of the Board (Outside director)

    Open profile
    1. September 1995

      Started independently as Novelist (Current Position)

    2. January 2003

      Member of Financial System Council, Ministry of Finance Japan

    3. April 2004

      Visiting professor, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University

    4. March 2005

      Member of the Council for Transport Policy, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    5. November 2006

      Member of the Tax Commission, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

    1. June 2010

      Member of the Board of Governors, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    2. June 2012

      Outside Director of the Company (Current Position)

    3. Significant Concurrent Positions outside the Company

      Novelist
      Outside Director, LIXIL Group Corporation
      Outside Director, Japan Exchange Group

    4. Number of shares held

      0

The directors marked with (*) are also executive officers.

The Audit & Supervisory Board (As of March 24, 2017)

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 Audit & Supervisory Board Member

    Open profile
    1. April 1981

      Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)

    2. July 2004

      Head of Procurement Planning Division

    3. September 2005

      Senior Manager of Operational Review and Business Assurance Division JT International Holding B.V. Vice President

    4. July 2009

      Senior Manager of Accounting Division

    1. July 2010

      Head of Operational Review and Business Assurance Division

    2. June 2012

      Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (Current Position)

    3. Number of shares held

      4,800

  • Tomotaka Kojima

    Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

    Open profile
    1. April 1976

      Entered Ministry of Finance

    2. July 2000

      Director-General of the Fukuoka Local Finance Branch Bureau

    3. July 2002

      Deputy Head of Finance Group of the Company

    4. July 2004

      Deputy Director-General of Employee Welfare Bureau, General Secretariat, National Personnel Authority

    5. April 2007

      Deputy Director-General of General Secretariat, National Personnel Authority

    1. January 2008

      Director General of Equity and Investigation Bureau, General Secretariat of National Personnel Authority

    2. August 2009

      Commissioner, National Hospital Organization

    3. November 2010

      Executive Secretary, Japan Association of Corporate Directors

    4. June 2013

      Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (Current Position)

    5. Number of shares held

      0

  • Yoshinori Imai

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

    Open profile
    1. April 1968

      Joined Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    2. June 1995

      Bureau Chief of General Bureau for Europe, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    3. May 2000

      Director General, Planning & Broadcasting Department, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    4. June 2003

      Executive Editor and Programme Host, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    5. January 2008

      Executive Vice President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    1. January 2011

      Retired from Executive Vice President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

    2. April 2011

      Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University (Current Position)

    3. June 2011

      Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (Current Position)

    4. Number of shares held

      700

  • Hiroshi Obayashi

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

    Open profile
    1. April 1970

      Judicial Apprentice

    2. April 1972

      Appointed as Public Prosecutor

    3. May 2001

      Director-General of the Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice

    4. January 2002

      Deputy Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice

    5. June 2004

      Director-General of the Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice

    6. June 2006

      Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice

    7. July 2007

      Superintending Prosecutor, Sapporo High Public Prosecutors' Office

    8. July 2008

      Superintending Prosecutor, Tokyo High Public Prosecutors' Office

    1. June 2010

      Prosecutor-General

    2. December 2010

      Retired from the office of Prosecutor-General

    3. March 2011

      Registered as Attorney at Law

    4. March 2015

      Audit & Supervisory Board Member, the Company (Current Position)

    5. Significant Concurrent Positions outside
      the Company

      Attorney at Law, Obayashi Law Office
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
      Outside director, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
      Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION

    6. Number of shares held

      0

Executive officers (As of October 1, 2017)

JT employs an executive officer system to ensure effective and efficient management by promptly responding to changes in the operating environment and, thus, increase corporate value. Executive officers are appointed by the Board of Directors. At the same time, the board assigns certain responsibilities and delegates relevant authorities to executive officers in accordance with the Rules Defining the Extent of Responsibility and Authority.

President

  • Mitsuomi Koizumi

    Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice Presidents

  • Yasushi Shingai

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Compliance, General Affairs, Legal, HR, Corporate Strategy, IT, Business Development and Operation Review & Business Assurance

  • Mutsuo Iwai

    President, Tobacco Business

  • Hideki Miyazaki

    Finance, CSR and Communications

Senior Vice Presidents

  • Ryoji Chijiiwa

    Compliance and General Affairs

  • Chito Sasaki

    President, Japanese Tobacco Business, Tobacco Business

  • Kazuhito Yamashita

    Head of China Division, Tobacco Business

  • Shiroji Maeda

    Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Tobacco Business

  • Junichi Fukuchi

    Corporate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Division, Tobacco Business

  • Takehisa Shibayama

    Chief R&D Officer, Tobacco Business

  • Hirakazu Otomo

    Manufacturing Group, Tobacco Business

  • Kenji Ogura

    Head of Leaf Procurement Group, Tobacco Business

  • Hiroyuki Ikuma

    Head of Quality Assurance Group, Tobacco Business

  • Muneaki Fujimoto

    President, Pharmaceutical Business

  • Shigenori Ohkawa

    Head of Central Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Pharmaceutical Business

  • Naohiro Minami

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Ryoko Nagata

    CSR

  • Haruhiko Yamada

    Legal

  • Kiyohide Hirowatari

    Human Resources

  • Yuki Maeda

    Corporate Strategy and IT

  • Takehiko Tsutsui

    Business Development

  • Kei Nakano

    Communications

  • Takanori Kikuchi

    General Affairs