February 19, 2018
  • RAKUTEN, INC.

Announcement Regarding Change of Directors

 

  Rakuten, Inc. (hereinafter “the Company”) announces the following change of Director and Auditor which were approved at a Board of Directors meeting held today. Appointment is planned on approval at the 21th Annual General Shareholders Meeting scheduled for March 29, 2018.

 

  1. Resignation of Director (March 29, 2018)

Name

Current Title

Joshua G.James

Director

 

  1. Resignation of Auditor (March 29, 2018)

Name

Current Title

Yoshiaki Senoo

Auditor

 

  1. Appointment of Auditor (March 29, 2018)

■Name   Masahide Hiramoto

■Career summary

Apr. 1978 Joined The Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd. (currently Aozora Bank, Ltd.)
Jul. 1999 General Manager of Financial Markets Planning Division of 
      The Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd.
Jun. 2000 General Manager of Shinjuku Branch of The Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd.
Dec. 2001 Representative Director and President of Aozora Card Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2005 General Manager of Retail Marketing Division of Aozora Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2009 General Manager of Administrative Division of Marusan Securities Co., Ltd.
Feb. 2010 President and Representative Director of Marusan Securities Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2012 Advisor of Marusan Securities Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2013 Managing Director and General Manager of Finance Division of KC Card
      Corporation (currently YJ Card Corporation)
Jan. 2016 Corporate Advisor of KC Card Corporation
Jan. 2017 Corporate Advisor of Mobile Internet Technology Co., LTD.
Dec. 2017 Retired from Mobile Internet Technology Co., LTD.

 

  4. New lineup of Director and Auditor (March 29, 2018)

Position

New

Outside

Independent

Name

Chairman, President, and Representative Director

 

 

 

Hiroshi Mikitani

Vice Chairman and Representative Director

 

 

 

Masayuki Hosaka

Director

 

 

 

Charles B. Baxter

Director

 

Ken Kutaragi

Director

 

Jun Murai

Director

 

Youngme Moon

Director

 

Takashi Mitachi

Auditor(Full-time)

 

 

Takahide Uchida

Auditor

 

Takeo Hirata

Auditor

 

 

Katsuyuki Yamaguchi

Auditor(Full-time)

Masahide Hiramoto

 

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