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 March 23, 2016)
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 seven directors including two independent outside directors.

Yasutake Tango

Chairman of the Board

Date of birth March 21, 1951
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
Number of shares held 1,700

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
  • April 2014 Retired from Special Advisor to the Cabinet
  • June 2014 Chairman of the Board (Current Position)
  • Significant Concurrent Positions outside
    the Company
    Outside Director, The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd.

Mitsuomi Koizumi(*)

President, Chief Executive Officer and
Representative Director

Date of birth April 15, 1957
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
Number of shares held 26,900

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(*)

Executive Vice President and Representative Director

Date of birth January 11, 1956
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
Number of shares held 25,300

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, Head of Finance Group
  • July 2004 Senior Vice President, 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 Executive Vice President and Representative Director (Current Position)
  • Significant Concurrent Positions outside
    the Company
    Outside Director, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mutsuo Iwai(*)

Executive Vice President and Representative Director

Date of birth October 29, 1960
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
Number of shares held 19,800

Open profile

  • April 1983 Joined the Company (Japan Tobacco and Salt Public Corporation)
  • June 2003 Vice President of Corporate Planning Division
  • July 2004 Vice President of Corporate Strategy Division
  • June 2005 Senior Vice President, and Vice President of Food Business Division, Food Business
  • June 2006 Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, and President, Food Business
  • June 2008 Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer
  • June 2010 Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer and Assistant to CEO in Food Business
  • June 2011 Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, JT International S.A.
  • June 2013 Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer
  • January 2016 Senior Executive Vice President, and President, Tobacco Business Headquarters
  • March 2016 Executive Vice President and Representative Director (Current Position)
  • Significant Concurrent Positions outside
    the Company
    Chairman, JT International Group Holding B.V.

Hideki Miyazaki(*)

Executive Vice President, Member
of the Board

Date of birth January 22, 1958
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
Number of shares held 14,300

Open profile

  • April 1980 Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
  • July 2005 Senior Manager of Accounting Division of the Company
  • January 2006 Deputy Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2008 Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2010 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • June 2012 Executive Vice President, Member of the Board (Current Position)

Motoyuki Oka

Member of the Board (Outside director)

Date of birth September 15, 1943
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
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 and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation
  • June 2007 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sumitomo Corporation
  • June 2012 Advisor, Sumitomo Corporation (Current Position) Outside Director of the Company (Current Position)
  • Significant Concurrent Positions outside
    the Company
    Outside Director, NEC Corporation

Main Kohda

Member of the Board (Outside director)

Date of birth April 25, 1951
Term of office 2 years since March 2016
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
  • June 2012 Outside Director of the Company (Current Position)
  • Significant Concurrent Positions outside
    the Company
    Novelist
    Outside Director, LIXIL Group Corporation
The directors marked with (*) are also the executive officers.

The Audit & Supervisory Board

(As of March 23, 2016)
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 Members

Date of birth November 23, 1957
Term of office 4 years since March 2015
Number of shares held 4,800

Open profile

Tomotaka Kojima

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Date of birth December 19, 1953
Term of office 4 years since March 2015
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 Entered Ministry of Finance
  • July 2000 Director-General 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, General Secretariat, National Personnel Authority
  • April 2007 Deputy Director-General of General Secretariat, National Personnel Authority
  • January 2008 Director General of Equity and Investigation Bureau, General Secretariat of National Personnel Authority
  • August 2009 Commissioner, National Hospital Organization
  • November 2010 Executive Secretary, Japan Association of Corporate Directors
  • June 2013 Standing Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)

Yoshinori Imai

Audit & Supervisory Board Members
(Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members)

Date of birth December 3, 1944
Term of office 4 years since March 2015
Number of shares held 700

Open profile

Hiroshi Obayashi

Audit & Supervisory Board Members
(Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members)

Date of birth June 17, 1947
Term of office 4 years since March 2015
Number of shares held 0

Open profile

  • April 1968 Joined Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • June 1995 Bureau Chief of General Bureau for Europe, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • May 2000 Director General, Planning & Broadcasting Department, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • June 2003 Executive Editor and Programme Host, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • January 2008 Executive Vice President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • January 2011 Retired from Executive Vice President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
  • April 2011 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University (Current Position)
  • June 2011 Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)
  • April 1970 Judicial Apprentice
  • April 1972 Appointed as Public Prosecutor
  • May 2001 Director-General of the Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice
  • January 2002 Deputy Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice
  • June 2004 Director-General of the Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
  • June 2006 Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice
  • July 2007 Superintending Prosecutor, Sapporo High Public Prosecutors' Office
  • July 2008 Superintending Prosecutor, Tokyo High Public Prosecutors' Office
  • June 2010 Prosecutor-General
  • December 2010 Retired from the office of Prosecutor-General
  • March 2011 Registered as Attorney at Law
  • March 2015 Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company (Current Position)
  • 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

Executive Officers

(As of January 1, 2017)
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 Vice President

  • 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 President

  • 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
  • Koji Shimayoshi Head of Tobacco Business Planning 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
  • 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