Company Executives

Company Executives (As of April 1, 2020)

Executive Directors

Representative Director
Executive Chairperson
President and Chief Executive Officer

Hirozumi Sone
Section:Strengthening Group Governance

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
April 2020
Representative Director, Executive Chairperson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Compan (Present post)

Director of the Company and Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company
Takayuki Yokota
Section: Assistant to President, Corporate Administration, Corporate Communication, azbil Group CSR, Internal Control, Facilities/Business Sites, Secretary Office, Group Management Headquarters, General Affairs Department, Legal & Intellectual Property Department, International Business Headquarters, Corporate Sustainability Headquarters

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
Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2020
Director of the Company and Senior Managing Executive Officer of the Company (Present post)

Executive Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
Masato Iwasaki
Section: Life Automation Business
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
Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company
April 2018
Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, General Manager of Life Science Engineering Department
Director of the Company and Senior 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, Advanced Automation Business, Production Management Headquarters
Commission: President of Advanced Automation Company

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
Director of the Company and Managing Executive Officer of the Company, Manager of Production Management Headquarters
April 2016
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
Kazuyasu Hamada
Section: Building Automation Business, 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
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
Director of the Company and Executive 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)

Outside Director
Mitsuhiro Nagahama

Mitsuhiro Nagahama
April 1976
Joined The Fuji Bank Limited. (Present: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
March 2003
Executive Officer and General Manager of Otemachi Corporate Banking Division No. 6 and Otemachi Corporate Banking Division No. 7, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (Present: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
April 2005
Senior Executive Officer in charge of Corporate Banking, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
March 2006
Senior Executive Officer and Head of the Americas, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
April 2010
Deputy President and Deputy President-Executive Officer and Head of the Americas, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
March 2013
Retired from Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
April 2013
Chairman of the Board of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. & Mizuho Securities USA Inc.
April 2015
Adviser of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (Present post)
June 2015
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Azbil Corporation
March 2018
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of KURARAY Co., Ltd (Present post)
March 2019
Outside Director of Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (Present post)
June 2019
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
Minoru Sakuma
Fumitoshi Sato

Executive Officers(As of Aprilr 1, 2020)

Managing Vice President Kiyohiro
Yamamoto
Internal Audit Department, Corporate Planning Department
Managing Executive Officer Hiroshi
Arai
azbil Group (aG) IT, aG Information Systems, aG Information Security, aG Cyber Security, IT Development Headquarters, Cloud Operation Center, Information Systems Department, Cyber Security Office
General Manager of IT Development Headquarters
  Junya
Nishimoto
aG Research and Development, Product Safety, Quality, Environment, Smart Robots, Technology Development Headquarters, Technology Standardization Department, Valve Production Development Department, Document Production Department, AI Solution Department
  Akihiko
Naruse
aG Safety Management (Occupational Health and Safety), Human Resources Department, aG Safety Management Department, Azbil Academy
  Tadayoshi
Ito
aG Marketing, Service Business, Service Headquarters, IT Solution Department
General Manager of AA SS Business*1
Executive Officer Yoshifumi
Suzuki
aG Environmental Load Innovation, Department of Safety Assessment, aG Quality Assurance Department, Environment Promotion Department
General Manager of Department of Safety Assessment, General Manager of aG Quality Assurance Department
  Masashi
Hirano
New Business Development of Factory Automation
  Takahiro
Sakamoto
General Manager of Technology Development Headquarters
  Toshiyasu
Sumitomo
Business Development in North America
  Takashi
Imamura
General Manager of Production Management Headquarters(PMQ), General Manager of PMQ Global Promotion Department
  Kenichi
Hayashi
General Manager of Building Systems Company’s (BSC) Business Planning Department
  Tetsuya
Maruyama
Manager of BSC Chubu Regional Division
  Tomoyuki
Takeda
Manager of BSC Kansai Regional Division
  Takashi
Sawada
Manager of BSC Tokyo Head Office
  Tetsuya
Iwasaki
aG System Development
General Manager of BSC Development Headquarters
  Kanichiro
Tsuruta
General Manager of BSC Engineering Headquarters
  Hiroshi
Shimizu
aG Advanced Control Business
General Manager of Advanced Solutions Department in Advanced Automation Company (AAC) Engineering Headquarters
  Tetsuo
Takamura
General Manager of AA CP Business*2
  Hideaki
Ishii
aG Production Innovation, AA Development and Quality Assurance
  Taro
Sento
General Manager of AA IAP Business*3
  Masatoshi
Yamada
General Manager of Group Management Headquarters(GMQ), General Manager of GMQ Accounting Department
  Toshihisa
Murayama
Building Automation (BA) International Business
General Manager of BSC Marketing Headquarters
  Tetsuo
Kobayashi
General Manager of AACBusiness Development Headquarters
    *1 SS Business: Solution & Service Business (offering control systems, engineering service, maintenance service, energy-saving solution service, etc.)
*2CP Business: Control Products Business (supplying factory automation products such as controllers and sensors, etc.)
*3IAP Business: Industrial Automation Product Business (supplying process automation products such as differential pressure & pressure transmitters, control valves, etc.)