Company Executives

Company Executives (As of June 26, 2018)

Executive Directors

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company
Hirozumi Sone
Section: Group CEO, Internal Audit Department, Corporate Planning Department

Hirozumi Sone
April 1979
Joined the Company
April 1996
Systems Marketing Manager of Systems Development Group, Industrial Systems Division
October 1998
Transferred to Yamatake Industries Systems Co., Ltd. (Present: The Company’s Advanced Automation Company), Marketing Manager of the company
June 2000
Executive Director of the company, Marketing Manager
April 2003
Vice Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of Engineering Department, Advanced Automation Company
April 2005
Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of the Corporate Planning Department
April 2008
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of the Corporate Planning Department
April 2009
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2010
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2012
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (Present post)

Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
Masato Iwasaki
Section: Life Automation (LA) business, Strategy for LA business growth, Promotion and Development of business in North America
Comission: General Manager of Life Science Engineering Department

Masato Iwasaki
April 1982
Joined the Company
April 2003
Manager of Marketing 2nd Department, and Information Systems Department, Advanced Automation Company
April 2005
Manager of Solution Marketing Department, Advanced Automation Company
April 2010
Director of the Company, Manager of Marketing Department, Advanced Automation Company
April 2011
Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of Marketing Department, Advanced Automation Company
April 2012
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, President of Advanced Automation Company
June 2012
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, President of Advanced Automation Company
April 2016
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2018
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Life Science Engineering Department (Present post)

Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
Yoshimitsu Hojo
Section: azbil Group (aG) production, aG purchasing, the Advanced Automation business, Production Management Headquarters
Commission: President of Advanced Automation Company, Manager of Production Management Headquarters

Yoshimitsu Hojo
August 1990
Joined the Company
April 2011
Director of the Company, Manager of Company Business Control Department, Advanced Automation Company
April 2012
Director of the Company, Vice Manager of Production Management Headquarters
April 2013
Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of Production Management Headquarters
April 2014
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of Production Management Headquarters
June 2014
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of Production Management Headquarters
April 2016
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, President of Advanced Automation Company, Manager of Production Management Headquarters (Present post)

Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
Takayuki Yokota
Section: Corporate Communication, Overall Administrative Function, azbil Group (aG) -CSR, Internal control, Facilities/Business sites, Group Management Headquarters, International Business Headquarters, General Affairs Department, Legal & Intellectual Property Department, Secretary Office

Takayuki Yokota
April 1983
Joined The Fuji Bank, Limited (Present: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
November 2005
Director of the Investor Relations Department, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
April 2010
Executive Officer and Director of the Investment Banking Business Management Department, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Limited (Present: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
April 2013
Joined the Company (Director)
April 2014
Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Group Management Headquarters
April 2016
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Group Management Headquarters
April 2017
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Group Management Headquarters and General Manager of International Business Headquarters
April 2018
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2018
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company (Present post)

Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
Kazuyasu Hamada
Section: Building Automation business, azbil Group (aG) Sales Synergy
Commission: President of Building Systems Company

Kazuyasu Hamada
April 1987
Joined the Company
August 2006
Manager of Security Business Planning Department, Security Business Headquarters, Building Systems Company of the Company
April 2008
General Manager of Security Business Headquarters, Building Systems Company of the Company
April 2011
Director of the Company, General Manager of Security System Headquarters, Building Systems Company
April 2013
Executive Officer of the Company, Vice Manager of Environmental Facility Solution Headquarters, Building Systems Company
April 2015
Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Environmental Facility Solution Headquarters and General Manager of Environmental Particle Solution Department, Building Systems Company
April 2016
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Tokyo Head Office, Building Systems Company
April 2018
Managing Executive Officer of the Company, President of Building Systems Company
June 2018
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, President of Building Systems Company (Present post)

Chairman
Tadayuki Sasaki

Tadayuki Sasaki
April 1972
Joined The Fuji Bank, Limited (Present: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
October 1999
Manager of Project Finance Department of the Bank
May 2002
Joined the Company (Director)
April 2003
Executive Officer of the Company and Manager of the Accounting & Finance Department
April 2006
Managing Executive Officer of the Company
June 2007
Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2009
Executive Director of the Company and Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2016
Executive Director of the Company and Vice President of the Company
June 2018
Chairman (Present post)

Outside Director
Eugene H. Lee

Eugene H. Lee
September 1970
Professor of International Business and International Law at Sophia University
February 1973
President of International Investment Consultants Ltd.
January 1982
President of Siemens Medical Systems (Present: Siemens Healthcare K.K.)
December 1990
Vice Chairman of Siemens K.K. (Representative of Siemens AG in Japan)
June 2007
Outside Director of the Company (Present post)

Outside Director
Katsuhiko Tanabe

Katsuhiko Tanabe
April 1973
Registered as a Lawyer
September 1979
Established TANABE & PARTNERS (Present post)
April 1995
Deputy Chairman of Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
April 1997
Vice-Chairman of Kanto Bar Association
April 1998
Managing Director of Japan Federation of Bar Associations
June 2000
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Sanwa Shutter Corporation (Present: Sanwa Holdings Corporation)
June 2007
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
June 2010
Outside Director of the Company (Present post)
October 2010
Outside Director of MIRAIT Holdings Corporation
June 2015
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of JSP Corporation (Present post)

Outside Director
Takeshi Itoh

Takeshi Itoh
September 1969
Entered Burnham & Company
October 1983
Director of The First Boston Corporation (Present: Credit Suisse Group AG)
October 1993
Managing Director and Vice Manager of Tokyo Branch, Smith Barney (Present: Citi Group Global Markets Japan Inc.)
October 1998
President of UBS Asset Management Inc. (Present: UBS Asset Management (Japan) Ltd.)
December 2010
Supreme advisor of Japan Wealth Management Securities, Inc. (Present: Aozora Securities Co., Ltd.)
February 2012
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Aozora Securities Co., Ltd.
June 2013
Senior Advisor of Aozora Securities Co., Ltd (Present post)
June 2014
Outside Director of the Company (Present post)

Outside Director
Waka Fujiso

Waka Fujiso
April 1980
Public prosecutor of Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office
April 2001
Public prosecutor of Tokyo High Public Prosecutor’s Office
December 2007
Public prosecutor of Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
March 2008
Resigned from Public prosecutor of Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
April 2009
Professor of Rikkyo University’s Law School
September 2011
Member of council of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Present post)
March 2014
Resigned from Professor of Rikkyo University’s Law School
June 2015
Substitute Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
June 2018
Outside Director of the Company (Present post)

Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Standing Audit & Supervisory Board member Tomohiko Matsuyasu
Hisaya Katsuta
   
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board member Kinya Fujimoto
Mitsuhiro Nagahama
Shigeru Morita

Executive Officers

Managing Executive Officer Takayuki Yokota Responsible for Corporate Communication, the overall administrative function, azbil Group (aG) -CSR, Internal control, Facilities/Business sites, Group Management Headquarters, International Business Headquarters, General Affairs Department, Legal & Intellectual Property Department, Secretary Office
  Kazuyasu Hamada Responsible for the building automation (BA) business, aG sales synergy
President of Building Systems Company (BSC)
  Hiroshi
Arai
Responsible for Group IT, aG information systems, IT Solutions Headquarters
General Manager of IT Solutions Headquarters
  Junya Nishimoto Responsible for aG research and development (Group development synergy), Smart Robot, Technology Development Headquarters, Technology Standardization Department, Valve Production Development
General Manager of Technology Development Headquarters
  Kiyohiro Yamamoto Responsible for marketing, BA International Business, BA Environmental Solution, BSC’s Development, BSC’s marketing
General Manager of BSC’s Marketing Headquarters
Executive Officer Yoshifumi Suzuki Responsible for aG environmental load innovation, the Department of Safety Assessment, aG Quality Assurance Department, Environment Promotion Department
General Manager of the Department of Safety Assessment, General Manager of aG Quality Assurance Department
  Michihiro Tomonaga Chairman and General Manager of Azbil Taiwan Co., Ltd
  Akihiko Naruse Responsible for Human Resources Department, aG Safety Management Department
President of the Azbil Academy
  Masashi Hirano Responsible for development for new business of Factory Automation
  Seiichiro Hayashi Responsible for BSC’s BA Engineering Headquarters
  Kenichi Hayashi General Manager of the BSC’s Business Planning Department
  Tetsuya Maruyama Manager of BSC’s Chubu Regional Division
  Tomoyuki Takeda Manager of BSC’s Kansai Regional Division
  Hiroshi Shimizu Responsible for the advanced control business
General Manager of Advanced Solutions Department in the Advanced Automation Company (AAC)’s Engineering Headquarters
  Tetsuo Takamura Responsible for the advanced automation (AA) CP business*1
General Manager of the AAC CP Marketing Department
  Tadayoshi
Itoh
Responsible for the AA SS business*2
General Manager of the AAC SS Marketing Department
  Hideaki
Ishii
Responsible for aG production innovation, AA Development and Quality Assurance
  Takahiro Sakamoto Deputy General Manager of Technology Development Headquarters
  Takashi Sawada Manager of BSC’s Tokyo Head Office
  Taro
Sento
Responsible for the AA IAP business*3
General Manager of the AAC IAP Marketing Department
  Toshiyasu Sumitomo Responsible for business development in North America, Life Science Engineering business development
   
*1CP business: Control Product business (supplying factory automation products such as controllers and sensors, etc.)
*2 SS business: Solution & Service business (offering control systems, engineering service, maintenance service, energy-saving solution service, etc.)
*3 IAP business: Industrial Automation Product business (supplying process automation products such as differential pressure & pressure transmitters, and control valves, etc.)