Board of Directors

as of June 27, 2022
Yoshinori Matsuzaki
Representative Director, President and CEO
Nomination and Compensation Committee Member
Career Summary
Apr. 1998 Joined the Company
Oct. 2005 Department Manager, Sales Department, United Arrows Division of the Company
Apr. 2008 Deputy General Manager, Beauty & Youth Division and Department Manager, Business Strategy Department, Beauty & Youth Division of the Company
Apr. 2012 General Manager, Beauty & Youth Division, Business Unit I of the Company
Jul. 2012 Executive Officer and General Manager, Beauty & Youth Division, Business Unit I of the Company
Apr. 2014 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager, Beauty & Youth Division, Business Unit I of the Company
Apr. 2018 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager, Business Unit I of the Company
Jun. 2018 Director, Executive Managing Officer / General Manager, Business Unit I of the Company
Nov. 2020 Director, Senior Executive Vice President / General Manager, Business Unit I of the Company
Apr. 2021 Representative Director, President and CEO of the Company (current)
Tatsuya Kimura
Director, Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Career Summary
Jan. 2002 Joined the Company
Apr. 2008 Department Manager, Sales Supervising Department, Green Label Relaxing Division of the Company
Jul. 2011 Deputy General Manager, Green Label Relaxing Division and Department Manager, Sales Supervising Department, Green Label Relaxing Division of the Company
Apr. 2016 Executive Officer and General Manager, Green Label Relaxing Division of the Company
Apr. 2017 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager, Green Label Relaxing Division of the Company
Apr. 2018 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager, Business Unit II of the Company
Jun. 2018 Director, Executive Managing Officer / General Manager, Business Unit II of the Company
Nov. 2020 Director, Executive Vice President / General Manager, Business Unit II of the Company
Apr. 2021 Director, Executive Vice President and COO of the Company (current)
Hiroyuki Higashi
Director, Executive Managing Officer
and Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
Career Summary
Apr. 1988 Joined World Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1996 Joined the Company as Section Manager, Human Resources Section, President's Office
Apr. 2000 Department Manager, Human Resources
Department / Department Manager, Corporate Strategy Department of the Company
Aug. 2004 Deputy General Manager, Business Management
Division / Group Manager, Corporate Strategy Group of the Company
Oct. 2005 Manager, President's Office / Section Manager,
Corporate Planning Section of the Company
Jul. 2006 Deputy General Manager, United Arrows Division of the Company
Apr. 2008 General Manager, United Arrows Division of the Company
Jul. 2008 Senior Executive Officer / General Manager, United Arrows Division of the Company
Jun. 2012 Director, Executive Managing Officer / General Manager,
Business Unit I of the Company
Apr. 2018 Director, Executive Managing Officer responsible for Corporate Strategy and Human Resources of the Company
Jun. 2020 Director, Executive Managing Officer responsible for Human Resources, Overseas Business, and Operational Reforms of the Company
Apr. 2022 Director, Executive Managing Officer and CHRO of the Company (current)
Yukari Sakai
Outside Director
Standing Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (Chairperson)
Nomination and Compensation Committee Member (Chairperson)
Career Summary
Apr. 1991 Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2005 Director of Corporate Tune Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2005 Standing Outside Audit and Supervisory Board Member of the Company
Jun. 2008 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, REPROCELL Inc.
Jun. 2016 Outside Director (Standing Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of the Company (current)
Mar. 2019 Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of Uzabase, Inc.
Jun. 2021 Outside Director of Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (current)
Yusaku Kurahashi
Outside Director
Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Nomination and Compensation Committee Member
Career Summary
Dec. 2007 Registered as an attorney at law and joined Nakamura, Tsunoda & Matsumoto Law Office
Oct. 2013 Graduated from University of Oxford (Masters in Law and Finance)
Jan. 2015 Partner of Nakamura, Tsunoda & Matsumoto Law Office (current)
Jun. 2019 Outside Director, Kanematsu Corporation (current)
Jun. 2020 Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of the Company (current)
Shiho Takano
Outside Director
Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Nomination and Compensation Committee Member
Career Summary
Apr. 1987 Joined Meiji Dairies Corporation (current Meiji Co., Ltd.)
Sep. 1990 Joined Parfums Yves Saint Laurent Japan Ltd.
Sep. 1996 Joined Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited
Apr. 1998 Joined Boots MC Company Limited.
Feb. 2001 General Manager and Head of Japan operations of L’OCCITANE JAPON K.K
Jan. 2004 Representative Director and President of L’OCCITANE JAPON K.K
Apr. 2015 Representative Director and Chairman of L’OCCITANE JAPON K.K
Apr. 2016 Senior Advisor of L’OCCITANE JAPON K.K
Mar. 2017 Representative Director and President of Etowa Co., Ltd. (current)
Jun. 2018 Outside Director of MORINAGA & CO., LTD. (current)
Mar. 2019 Outside Director of FUJITA KANKO INC. (current)
Jul. 2021 Senior Advisor of Carlyle Japan LLC (current)
Jun. 2022 Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of the Company (current)