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December 19, 2013
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Announcement Regarding Changes of Representative Directors

Rakuten, Inc. (hereinafter “the Company”) announces the following changes of Representative Directors, which were approved at a Board of Directors meeting held today.

1.    Names and titles of current/new Representative Directors (effective January 1, 2014)

Name

New Title

Current Title

Date of assumption of office/retirement

Yoshihisa Yamada

Representative Director,
Executive Vice President,
CFO

Director,
Senior Executive Officer, CFO,
Head of Travel Business of the Company

January 1, 2014

Masayuki Hosaka

Representative Director-nominated (note 2)
Executive Vice President,
Head of Finance Business of the Company (note 3)

Senior Executive Officer,
Head of Finance Business of the Company (note 3)

Representative Director-nominated (note 2): March 2014.
Executive Vice President: January 1, 2014

Atsushi Kunishige

Director, Vice Chairman

Executive Vice President and Representative Director

January 1, 2014

Notes:

1.      Only major titles related to Rakuten, Inc. are shown

2.      Expected to assume the position of Director upon approval at the 17th Annual General Shareholders Meeting which is planned to be held in March 2014.

3.      Finance Business of the Company includes Rakuten Card Business, Bank Business, Securities Business, Life Insurance Business and other businesses.

 

2.    Reasons for Personnel Changes

Along with business expansion, the Company aims to strengthen its corporate governance. 

In addition, there are no changes related to Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO.


3.    Career Histories of New Representative Directors

Name

Yoshihisa Yamada

Date of Birth

April 17, 1964

Career History

April 1987

September 1999
February 2000

March 2004

March 2007


August 2010

January 2011



January 2012
March 2012
April 2012

March 2013

Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (currently Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
Joined Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd
Director of the Company
Senior Director of the Company
President and Representative Director of MyTrip.net Inc. (currently Rakuten Travel, Inc.)
Resigned as Director of the Company
Retired as President and Representative Director of Rakuten Travel, Inc.
Senior Executive Officer of the Company (current position)
President and Representative Director of bitWallet, Inc. (currently Rakuten Edy, Inc.)
Vice Chairman and Representative Director of Rakuten Travel, Inc.
Director of Kobo Inc. (current position)
Director of the Company (current position)
Head of Travel Business of the Company (current position)
CFO of the Company (current position)
Head of Finance Department of the Company (current position)

Number of shares of the company held

20,000 shares

 

Name

Masayuki Hosaka

Date of Birth

July 31, 1954

Career History

April 1980
May 2005
May 2005

February 2006

November 2007
August 2011

April 2012



November 2012

January 2013

February 2013
March 2013
March 2013

April 2013


May 2013

Joined ORIX Credit Corporation
Executive Officer of the Company
Executive Vice President of Rakuten Credit, Inc. (currently Rakuten Card Co., Ltd)
President and Representative Director of Rakuten Credit, Inc. (currently Rakuten Card Co., Ltd)
Head of Personal Finance Business of the Company
Chief of Rakuten Card Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Rakuten Card Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Insurance Agency Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Life Insurance Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Financial Business Office of the Company (current position)
Senior Executive Officer of the Company (current position)
Head of Edy Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Smart Pay Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Bank Business of the Company (current position)
Head of Securities Business of the Company (current position)
President and Representative Director of Rakuten Edy, Inc. (current position)

Number of shares of the company held

1,100 shares

Rakuten, Inc. (hereinafter “the Company”) announces the following changes of Representative Directors, which were approved at a Board of Directors meeting held today.

 

1.    Names and titles of current/new Representative Directors (effective January 1, 2014)

 

Name

New Title

Current Title

Date of assumption of office/retirement

Yoshihisa Yamada

Representative Director,

Executive Vice President,

CFO

Director,

Senior Executive Officer, CFO,

Head of Travel Business of the Company

 

January 1, 2014

Masayuki Hosaka

Representative Director-nominated (note 2)

Executive Vice President,

Head of Finance Business of the Company (note 3)

Senior Executive Officer,

Head of Finance Business of the Company (note 3)

Representative Director-nominated (note 2): March 2014.

Executive Vice President: January 1, 2014

Atsushi Kunishige

Director, Vice Chairman

Executive Vice President and Representative Director

January 1, 2014

Notes:

1.      Only major titles related to Rakuten, Inc. are shown

2.      Expected to assume the position of Director upon approval at the 17th Annual General Shareholders Meeting which is planned to be held in March 2014.

3.      Finance Business of the Company includes Rakuten Card Business, Bank Business, Securities Business, Life Insurance Business and other businesses.

 

2.    Reasons for Personnel Changes

Along with business expansion, the Company aims to strengthen its corporate governance.

 

In addition, there are no changes related to Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO.

 


 

3.    Career Histories of New Representative Directors

Name

Yoshihisa Yamada

Date of Birth

April 17, 1964

Career History

April 1987

 

September 1999

February 2000

 

March 2004

 

March 2007

 

 

August 2010

 

January 2011

 

 

 

January 2012

March 2012

April 2012

 

March 2013

Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (currently Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)

Joined Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd

Director of the Company

Senior Director of the Company

President and Representative Director of MyTrip.net Inc. (currently Rakuten Travel, Inc.)

Resigned as Director of the Company

Retired as President and Representative Director of Rakuten Travel, Inc.

Senior Executive Officer of the Company (current position)

President and Representative Director of bitWallet, Inc. (currently Rakuten Edy, Inc.)

Vice Chairman and Representative Director of Rakuten Travel, Inc.

Director of Kobo Inc. (current position)

Director of the Company (current position)

Head of Travel Business of the Company (current position)

CFO of the Company (current position)

Head of Finance Department of the Company (current position)

Number of shares of the company held

20,000 shares

 

Name

Masayuki Hosaka

Date of Birth

July 31, 1954

Career History

April 1980

May 2005

May 2005

 

February 2006

 

November 2007

August 2011

 

April 2012

 

 

 

November 2012

 

January 2013

 

February 2013

March 2013

March 2013

 

April 2013

 

 

May 2013

Joined ORIX Credit Corporation

Executive Officer of the Company

Executive Vice President of Rakuten Credit, Inc. (currently Rakuten Card Co., Ltd)

President and Representative Director of Rakuten Credit, Inc. (currently Rakuten Card Co., Ltd)

Head of Personal Finance Business of the Company

Chief of Rakuten Card Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Rakuten Card Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Insurance Agency Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Life Insurance Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Financial Business Office of the Company (current position)

Senior Executive Officer of the Company (current position)

Head of Edy Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Smart Pay Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Bank Business of the Company (current position)

Head of Securities Business of the Company (current position)

President and Representative Director of Rakuten Edy, Inc. (current position)

Number of shares of the company held

1,100 shares

 

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