Press Releases 2021
SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that it has newly nominated External Director candidates to its Board of Directors as follows. The nominations are subject to the approval of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) scheduled for June 2021.
1. New External Director Nominees
|Name||Main current positions|
2. Reasons for the Appointments
Reiko Hishiyama is a professor at Waseda University's School of Creative Science and Engineering, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, with as specialization in industrial and management systems engineering. As such, she has deep insight into AI, IoT and other advanced technologies. Naomi Koshi is a lawyer with a high degree of specialized knowledge and extensive experience, both in Japan and abroad. She is also actively engaged in local government initiatives and the promotion of gender equality in Japan. With their combined expertise, SoftBank believes the participation of Hishiyama and Koshi in management as external directors will bring fresh perspectives to board discussions, which will lead to even stronger corporate governance and enhanced corporate value.
After the AGM, SoftBank's Board of Directors is scheduled to be as follows.
|Representative Director & Chairman||Ken Miyauchi|
|President & CEO||Junichi Miyakawa|
|Representative Director & COO||Jun Shimba|
|Representative Director & COO||Yasuyuki Imai|
|Board Director, Executive Vice President & CFO||Kazuhiko Fujihara|
|Board Director, Founder||Masayoshi Son|
|Board Director||Kentaro Kawabe|
|External Director (Independent Officer)||Atsushi Horiba|
|External Director (Independent Officer)||Takehiro Kamigama|
|External Director (Independent Officer)||Kazuaki Oki|
|External Director (Independent Officer)||Kyoko Uemura|
|External Director (Independent Officer)||Reiko Hishiyama|
|External Director||Naomi Koshi|
|Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member||Eiji Shimagami|
|Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent Officer)||Yasuharu Yamada|
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member||Kazuko Kimiwada|
|Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Independent Officer)||Kenichiro Abe|