Directors & Senior Management

As of April 1, 2019

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

  • Masakazu Tokura

Masakazu Tokura

Career Summary

Birth Date: July 10, 1950

1974 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
1998 General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office,Fine Chemicals Sector
2000 General Manager, Corporate Planning & Coordination Office
2003 Executive Officer
2006 Managing Executive Officer
2008 Representative Director & Managing Executive Officer
2009 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2011 Representative Director & President
2019 Chairman of the Board (current)

Representative Director & President

  • Keiichi Iwata

Keiichi Iwata

Career Summary

Birth Date: October 11, 1957

1982 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2004 General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office, IT-related Chemicals Sector
2010 Executive Officer
2013 Managing Executive Officer
2018 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2018 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2019 Representative Director & President (current)

Representative Director

  • Ray Nishimoto

Ray Nishimoto

Health & Crop Sciences Sector

Career Summary

Birth Date: April 23, 1957

1980 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2006 General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office,
        Agricultural Chemicals Sector
2009 Executive Officer
2011 Managing Executive Officer
2013 Representative Director & Managing Executive Officer
2015 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2019 Representative Director & Executive Vice President (current)

Important Concurrent Post
2010 Chairman, Vector Health International Ltd. (current)
2013 Chairman, Valent U.S.A. LLC (current)
2013 Chairman, Valent BioSciences LLC (current)

Representative Director

  • Noriaki Takeshita

Noriaki Takeshita

Rabigh Project, Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector

Career Summary

Birth Date: July 23, 1958

1982 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2005 Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company
2010 Executive Officer
2013 Managing Executive Officer
2017 Representative Director & Managing Executive Officer
2018 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer (current)

Important Concurrent Post

2016 Deputy Chairman, Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (current)

Director & Counselor

  • Osamu Ishitobi

Osamu Ishitobi

Career Summary

Birth Date: February 18, 1944

1969 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
1994 General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office, Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector
1998 Director
2002 Managing Director
2003 Managing Executive Officer
2005 Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2006 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2008 Representative Director & Executive Vice President
2012 Representative Director & Executive Deputy Chairman
2014 Representative Director & Executive Chairman
2017 Chairman of the Board
2019 Director & Counselor (current)

Director

  • Toshihisa Deguchi

Toshihisa Deguchi

Career Summary

Birth Date: January 28, 1952

1990 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
1994 STI Technology, Inc.
2006 Executive Officer
2009 Managing Executive Officer
2011 Representative Director & Managing Executive Officer
2012 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2017 Representative Director & Executive Vice President
2019 Director (current)

Director

  • Kunio Nozaki

Kunio Nozaki

Career Summary

Birth Date: October 29, 1956

1979 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2002 General Manager, Finance & Accounting Office
2007 Executive Officer
2009 Managing Executive Officer
2014 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2014 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2018 Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2019 Director (current)

Director

  • Hiroshi Ueda

Hiroshi Ueda

Research Planning and Coordination, Digital and Data Science Innovation, Process & Production Technology & Safety Planning, Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center, Intellectual Property, Responsible Care, Industrial Technology & Research Laboratory, Environmental Health Science Laboratory, Advanced Materials Development Laboratory, Bioscience Research Laboratory

Career Summary

Birth Date: August 5, 1956

1982 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2006 Director, Process & Production Technology Center
2008 Associate Officer
2009 Executive Officer
2011 Managing Executive Officer
2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2016 Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2018 Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer
2019 Director & Executive Vice President (current)

Important Concurrent Post
2018 Outside Director, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (current)

Director

  • Hiroshi Niinuma

Hiroshi Niinuma

General Affairs, Legal, CSR, Internal Control and Audit, Human Resources, Osaka Office Administration, Corporate Communications, Procurement, Logistics

Career Summary

Birth Date: March 5, 1958

1981 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2009 General Manager, General Affairs Dept.
2010 Executive Officer
2013 Managing Executive Officer
2018 Senior Managing Executive Officer
2018 Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer (current)

Important Concurrent Post
2017 Outside Director, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. (current)

Director (Outside Director)

  • Koichi Ikeda

Koichi Ikeda

Career Summary

Birth Date: April 21, 1940

1963 Joined Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
2002 Representative Director & President & COO, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
2006 Representative Director & Chairman & CEO, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
2010 Advisor, Asahi Breweries, Ltd. (present Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.) (current)
2011 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2015 Outside Director, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)
2015 Outside Director, Toshiba Corporation (current)

Director (Outside Director)

  • Hiroshi Tomono

Hiroshi Tomono

Career Summary

Birth Date: July 13, 1945

1971 Joined Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
2005 Representative Director & President, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
2012 Representative Director & President & COO, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
2014 Representative Director & Vice Chairman, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
2015 Director & Advisor, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
2015 Outside Director, Konica Minolta, Inc. (current)
2015 Outside Director, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)
2015 Advisor, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (current)
2016 Outside Director, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (current)

Director (Outside Director)

  • Motoshige Itoh

Motoshige Itoh

Career Summary

Birth Date: December 19, 1951

1993 Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
1996 Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
2007 Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
2015 Outside Director, East Japan Railway Company (current)
2016 Professor, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University (current)
2016 Outside Corporate Auditor, Hagoromo Foods Corporation (current)
2018 Outside Director, The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. (current)
2018 Outside Director, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)

Director (Outside Director)

  • Atsuko Muraki

Atsuko Muraki

Career Summary

Birth Date: December 28, 1955

1978 Joined Ministry of Labour (Currently Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare)
2005 Counsellor for Policy Evaluation, Minister’s Secretariat of Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
2006 Deputy Director-General, Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau of Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
2008 Director-General, Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau of Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
2010 Director-General for Policies on Cohesive Society, Cabinet Office
2012 Director-General, Social Welfare and War Victims’ Relief Bureau of Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
2013 Vice Minister, Health Labour and Welfare of Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
2015 Retired from Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare
2016 Outside Director, ITOCHU Corporation (current)
2017 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sompo Holdings, Inc. (current)
2018 Outside Director, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)

Corporate Auditors

Standing Corporate Auditor

Kenya Nagamatsu

<Career Summary>

1975 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2009 Deputy General Manager, Ehime Works
2011 Corporate Auditor (current)
2015 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. (current)

Hiroaki Yoshida

<Career Summary>

1980 Joined Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
2012 General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office, Rabigh Project & General Manager, Planning & Coordination Office, Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector
2015 Corporate Auditor (current)

Outside Corporate Auditor

Mitsuhiro Aso

<Career Summary>

1975 Prosecutor
2010 Superintending Prosecutor of the Fukuoka High Public Prosecutors Office
2012 Retirement as Prosecutor
2012 Registration of Attorneys (current)
2013 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)
2016 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (current)

Yoshitaka Kato

<Career Summary>

1978 Registered as a certified public accountant (current)
2008 CEO of Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
2014 Left Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
2015 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)
2015 Outside Corporate Auditor, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (current)
2016 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Corporation (current)

Michio Yoneda

<Career Summary>

1973 Joined Bank of Japan
1998 General Manager, Sapporo Branch of Bank of Japan
2000 Resigned as General Manager, Sapporo Branch of bank of Japan
2000 Executive Director, Osaka Securities Exchange (Currently Japan Exchange Group, Inc.)
2003 President & CEO, Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd.
2013 Director & Representative Executive Officer, Group COO, Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Director, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
2015 Resigned as Director & Representative Executive Officer, Group COO, Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Resigned as Director, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
2016 Outside Director, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (current)
2018 Outside Director, Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation (current)
2018 Outside Corporate Auditor, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (current)

Executive Officers

President

Keiichi Iwata

Executive Vice President

Ray Nishimoto Health & Crop Sciences Sector
Hiroshi Ueda Research Planning and Coordination, Digital and Data Science Innovation, Process & Production Technology & Safety Planning, Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center, Intellectual Property, Responsible Care, Industrial Technology & Research Laboratory, Environmental Health Science Laboratory, Advanced Materials Development Laboratory, Bioscience Research Laboratory

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Noriaki Takeshita Rabigh Project, Petrochemicals & Plastics Sector
Hiroshi Niinuma General Affairs, Legal, CSR, Internal Control and Audit, Human Resources, Osaka Office Administration, Corporate Communications, Procurement, Logistics
Takashi Shigemori

Corporate Business Development, Corporate Planning, IT Innovation, Accounting, Finance

Managing Executive Officer

Marc Vermeire

Sumitomo Chemical Europe S.A./N.V., Special mission related to the Corporate Business Development Dept. and the Corporate Planning Dept.

Kazuyuki Nuki

AgroSolutions Div. - Japan, Environmental Health Div.

Masaki Matsui

IT-related Chemicals Sector, PLED Business Planning Office, Electronic Devices Development Center

Keiichi Sakata

Corporate Planning Dept., IT Innovation Dept.

Motoyuki Sakai Sumitomo Chemical Asia Pte Ltd
Yoshiaki Oda

Corporate Business Development Dept., Intellectual Property Dept.

Nobuaki Mito

Health & Crop Sciences Sector Planning & Coordination Office, Pharmaceutical Chemicals Div., Health & Crop Sciences Research Laboratory

Kingo Akahori

Energy & Functional Materials Sector

Soji Sakamoto

Basic Materials Div., Industrial Chemicals Div., Resin-related Business Development Dept., Polyolefins Div., Automotive Materials Div.

Yoshihiro Miyoshi

Digital and Data Science Innovation Dept., Process & Production Technology & Safety Planning Dept., Production & Safety Fundamental Technology Center, Responsible Care Dept.

Executive Officer

Atsuko Hirooka

Environmental Health Div., Animal Nutrition Div.

Seiji Takeuchi Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company
Andrew Lee Valent U.S.A. LLC, Valent BioSciences LLC
Naoyuki Inoue Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company
Yasuaki Sasaki

Inorganic Materials Div., Advanced Polymers  Div.

Keigo Sasaki

Corporate Communications Dept., Accounting Dept., Finance Dept.

Kenji Ohno

General Affairs Dept., Legal Dept., CSR Dept., Internal Control and Audit Dept.

Shinichiro Nagata

Ehime Works

Yoshizumi Sasaki Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company
Ichiro Kosaka

Energy & Functional Materials Sector Planning & Coordination Office, Specialty Chemicals Div.

Masaya Naito Procurement Dept., Logistics Dept.
Takanari Yamaguchi Optical Materials Div.
Akira Iwasaki

Energy & Functional Materials Sector Planning & Coordination Office

Hirokazu Murata

Oita Works, Misawa Works

Isao Kurimoto

Research Planning and Coordination Dept., Digital and Data Science Innovation Dept., Industrial Technology & Research Laboratory, Advanced Materials Development Laboratory, PLED Business Planning Office

Koichi Ogino

Chiba Works

Kimitoshi Umeda

Health & Crop Sciences Sector Quality Assurance Office, AgroSolutions Div. – International

Inho Rha

Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd

Akira Nakanishi

IT-related Chemicals Sector Planning & Coordination Office

Masao Shimizu

Human Resources Dept., Osaka Office Administration Dept.