December 19, 2013
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Personnel Change Announcement

TOKYO, December 19, 2013 -- Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) today announced the following personnel changes, which were approved by its Board of Directors on December 19, 2013.

(As of 2014/1/1)
Executive Officer-level Personnel Changes
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■Name:Yuji Kusunoki
■Current Role:Managing Executive Officer
                          Rakuten Securities, Inc.,
                          President
■Previous Role:Executive Officer
                            Rakuten Securities, Inc.,
                            President
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■Name:James Chen
■Current Role:Senior Executive Officer
                           DU, Vice Executive Director
■Previous Role:Executive Officer
                           DU, Vice Executive Director
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■Name:Toru Funaki
■Current Role:Senior Executive Officer
                           Books Business,
                           Executive Director
■Previous Role:Executive Officer
                            eBook Japan Business,
                            Executive Director
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■Name:Yasuhisa Iida
■Current Role:Senior Executive Officer
                           Rakuten Marketing Business,
                           Vice Executive Director
■Previous Role:Executive Officer
                             Rakuten Marketing Business,
                             Vice Executive Director
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■Name:Terje Marthinussen
■Current Role:Senior Executive Officer
                           DU, Vice Executive Director
■Previous Role:Executive Officer
                            DU, Vice Executive Director
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■Name:Keita Shimanuki
■Current Role:Senior Executive Officer
                           Logistics Business,
                           Vice Executive Director
                           Marriage Business,
                           Business Manager
■Previous Role:Executive Officer
                            Marriage Business,
                            Business Manager
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<Appointment of new director>
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■Name:Razmig Hovaghimian
■Current Role:Senior Executive Officer
                           Global Contents Business,
                           Vice Executive Director
                           Viki CEO and co-founder
■Previous Role:Viki CEO and co-founder
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