Company

Leadership

Directors

Kitagawa Kitagawa

Katsumi Katsumi

Chairman and Representative Director

Born on September 26, 1953

Reason for selection

Since assuming the position President and Representative Director of the Company, he has demonstrated strong leadership and has been responsible for the execution and supervisory functions of the Company's overall management, as well as the execution and supervisory functions of the entire Group as Chairman and Representative Director and Chairman. He was elected to continue as Director as it was determined that his extensive experience and insight in general management could be utilized to improve the corporate value of the Group.

April 1977 Joined Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ltd.
May 2000 General Manager of Top Management Division
March 2002 Factory Manager of Kawagoe Factory, Polymer Business Division, Chemical Business Headquarters
June 2004 Operating Officer of Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
June 2005 Director of Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
June 2008 Representative Director of Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
April 2009 Vice President and Representative Director of Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
June 2009 Representative Director and Vice President Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
April 2011 President and Representative Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
April 2014 Group CEO of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
March 2020 Chairman and Representative Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
January 2024 Chairman and Representative Director of artience Co., Ltd.(to the present)

Takashima Takashima

Satoru Satoru

President and Representative Director, Group CEO

Born on April 18, 1960

Reason for selection

Since assuming the position President and Representative Director of the Company, he has demonstrated strong leadership and has been responsible for the execution and supervisory functions of the Company's overall management, as well as the business execution and supervisory functions of the entire Group. He was elected to continue as Director as it was determined that his extensive experience and insight in general management could be utilized to improve the corporate value of the Group.

April 1984 Joined Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ltd.
December 2004 President and Representative Director of Toyo Ink Thailand Co., Ltd.
April 2011 General Manager of Top Management Division, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2012 Operating Officer of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2013 Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
April 2014 President and Representative Director of Toyochem Co., Ltd.
June 2016 Managing Director of ,Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2019 Senior Managing Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2020 President and Representative Director (to the present), Group COO of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2022 Group CEO of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
January 2024 President and Representative Director, Group CEO of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Hamada Yet

Hiroyuki Hiroyuki

Senior Managing Director in charge of Corporate Divisions

Born on July 19, 1958

Reason for selection

After serving in key positions mainly in the business administration department and overseas affiliate companies, since assuming the position Director of the Company, he has executed business with a high level of ability and expertise regarding management strategy, and has supervised the management of the Company. It was determined that his extensive experience and insight in this field could be utilized in the management oversight function of the Company, and he was subsequently elected as Director.

April 1981 Joined Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ltd.
September 2005 General Manager of Corporate Planning Department, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
July 2012 President and Representative Director of Toyo Ink Europe S.A.S.
June 2013 Operating Officer of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2015 Executive Operating Officer of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2016 Director Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
General Manager of Corporate Planning Division, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2019 Managing Director of ,Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2021 In charge of Legal
March 2022 In charge of Corporate Planning, Legal and Corporate Communication(IR)
March 2023 Senior Managing Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2023 In charge of corporate divisions
January 2024 Senior Managing Director of artience Co., Ltd. In charge of Corporate Affairs (to the present)

Kaneko Kaneko

Shingo Shingo

Outside Director

Born on November 25, 1950

Expected role

He has served as Director at Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. for many years, and has a wealth of experience and wide-ranging insight, including in the field of corporate management. Although he does not comply with the Company's independence standards for Outside Director, as a management expert who is familiar with the industry, he has made comments from an objective perspective that are aimed at sound and efficient corporate management. Masu.

April 1973 Joined Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
June 2003 Director of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
June 2006 Managing Director of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
June 2008 Senior Managing Director of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
June 2009 Executive Vice President and Representative Director of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
June 2010 President and Representative Director of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
June 2019 Chairman and Representative Director of Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
March 2020 Outside Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
October 2023 Chairman and Representative Director of TOPPAN Holdings Co., Ltd. (to the present)
January 2024 Outside Director of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Onodera Onodera

Chise Chise

Outside Director

Born on January 2, 1966

Expected role

She has a high level of specialized knowledge and deep insight as a legal scholar regarding insurance law and corporate law, and she makes appropriate comments from an objective perspective aimed at sound and efficient corporate management. In addition, as a member of Advisory Committee on Appointment and Remuneration she is responsible for overseeing the selection of candidates for the Company's executive officers and the determination of executive compensation from an objective and neutral standpoint.

April 1997 Assistant Professor of College of Business Management, J.F.Oberlin University
April 2005 Professor of School of Law, Tokai University
April 2018 Professor of College of Law, Nihon University (to the present)
March 2019 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (part-time) of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2021 Outside Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
January 2024 Outside Director of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Adachi Adachi

Tomoko Tomoko

Outside Director

Born on March 10, 1954

Expected role

In addition to having experience in hospital management, she has a high level of knowledge and expertise in pharmaceuticals, health management, and diversity and inclusion, having served as a member of various national and administrative councils and committees related to women's empowerment. They are expected to utilize their experience and knowledge to perform objective and neutral management oversight functions from a fair standpoint.

November 1995 Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo Women's Medical University
April 2004 Chief of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Social Welfare Corporation Maternal and Child Aikikai Foundation General Maternal and Child Health Center Aiiku Hospital (hereinafter referred to as "Aiiku Hospital")
June 2006 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Women's Medical University(to the present)
April 2013 Vice President of Aioi Hospital
December 2017 Director of Imperial Gift Foundation Boshi-Aiiku-Kai (to the present)
December 2017 President of Aiiku Hospital
April 2022 Honorary Director of Aiiku Hospital (to the present)
March 2023 Outside Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
January 2024 Outside Director of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Sato sugar

TetsuakiTetsuaki

Director in charge of Quality Assurance, Production and Environment, Sustainability, Purchasing and Logistics

Born on March 9, 1961

Reason for selection

After gaining experience in the technology department, he held key positions primarily in the production and production management departments, and since becoming Operating Officers of the company, he has executed his duties with high ability and expertise in the fields of technology, production, and production management. He was newly appointed as Director because it was determined that his extensive experience and insight in this field could be utilized in the management oversight function of the Company.

April 1985 Joined Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ltd.
April 2012 General Manager of Planning Department, Production-Logistics Division
July 2016 Factory Manager of Kawagoe Factory, Toyochem Co., Ltd.
June 2017 Operating Officer of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2022 Executive Operating Officer of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. In charge of Quality Assurance, Production and Environment, Sustainability, and Purchasing General Manager of Production-Logistics Division
March 2023 Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. In charge of Quality Assurance, Production and Environment, Sustainability, and Purchasing General Manager of Production-Logistics Division
July 2023 Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. In charge of Quality Assurance, Production and Environment, Sustainability, Purchasing and Logistics
January 2024 Director of artience Co., Ltd. In charge of Quality Assurance, Production and Environment, Sustainability, Purchasing and Logistics (to the present)

Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Members

Hirakawa Hirakawa

Toshiaki Toshiaki

Directors and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member (full-time)

Born on September 13, 1958

Reason for selection

He has a considerable level of knowledge and wide-ranging insight into finance and accounting, having been engaged in finance and accounting for many years and serving as Director and Finance Manager.He has been judged to be an appropriate person to carry out the duties of Audit and Supervisory Committee, and has been appointed to conduct audits and other matters. I was elected as Director who is a committee member.

April 1982 Joined Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ltd.
September 2005 General Manager of Finance & Accounting Department, Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
June 2010 Operating Officer of Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
April 2011 General Manager of Finance & Accounting Department, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2013 Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2020 Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.in charge of Finance
March 2021 Audit & Supervisory Board Member (full-time) of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2022 Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member (full-time) of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
January 2024 Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member (full-time) of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Yokoi Yokoi

Yutaka Yutaka

Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

Born on January 10, 1955

Expected role

Having held key positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years, he has an international perspective and wide-ranging insight into world affairs cultivated through diplomacy, and is able to fulfill management supervisory functions from a fair standpoint, and from an objective perspective to ensure a sound and efficient company. I make comments for management as appropriate. In addition, as the chairman of Advisory Committee on Appointment and Remuneration he is responsible for overseeing the selection of the Company's director candidates and the decision-making process for director compensation from an objective and neutral standpoint.

April 1979 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
September 2006 Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
July 2008 Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai
August 2010 Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the People's Republic of China
August 2013 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkey
March 2016 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the People's Republic of China
December 2020 Retired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
March 2021 Outside Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
October 2021 Councilor of Chiba Institute of Technology (to the present)
January 2022 Special Professor of Chiba Institute of Technology (to the present)
March 2022 Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
June 2022 External Director of HokuHoku Financial Group, Inc. (to the present)
January 2024 Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Kimura Kimura

Keiko Keiko

Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

Born on October 13, 1959

Expected role

She is a qualified lawyer and has a high level of specialized knowledge and wide-ranging insight, especially in relation to labor law and human resources and labor affairs. She fulfills management supervisory functions from a fair standpoint and contributes to sound and efficient corporate management from an objective perspective. I am making appropriate statements to the public. In addition, as a member of Advisory Committee on Appointment and Remuneration she is responsible for overseeing the selection of candidates for the Company's executive officers and the determination of executive compensation from an objective and neutral standpoint.

April 1980 Joined ITOCHU Corporation
October 1989 Joined Citibank, N.A.
October 2002 Registered with Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (to the present)
Joined Anzai & Sotoi Law Office (currently Anzai Law Office), (to the present)
June 2016 Outside Director of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
June 2017 Outside Director of Yashimakizai Co., Ltd. (to the present)
March 2022 Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. 
January 2024 Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Matsumoto Matsumoto

Minoru Minoru

Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member

Born on February 16, 1957

Expected role

As a certified public accountant, he has a wealth of experience in auditing and considerable knowledge of finance and accounting, and he fulfills management supervision functions from a fair standpoint and makes comments aimed at sound and efficient corporate management from an objective perspective. We are doing this as appropriate.

October 1983 Joined Tohmatsu & Aoki Audit Corp. (now Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
March 1987 Registered as a Certified Public Accountant
September 2012 Retired from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
October 2013 Established Minoru Matsumoto CPA Office
June 2014 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Sanshin Electric Co., Ltd.
June 2015 Outside Director of Foster Electric Co., Ltd. (to the present)
February 2016 Outside Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of JASTEC Co., Ltd. (to the present)
March 2021 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member(part-time) of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
March 2022 Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd.
October 2022 Representative Partner of Terada Accounting Tax Corporation (to the present)
January 2024 Outside Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of artience Co., Ltd. (to the present)

Director' expertise and experience (skills matrix)

Regarding the composition of Board of Directors, in order to obtain useful supervision and advice regarding management issues, we have established areas in which we are particularly expected based on a skill matrix, and we have decided to make Director comprised of diverse directors with extensive experience and specialized knowledge. Masu.

Director' expertise and experience (skills matrix)
full name Main expertise/experience
management Technology/R&D
production
sales
marketing
global Financial accounting Human resources/D&I ESG
compliance
Risk management
Katsumi Kitagawa
Satoru Takashima
Hiroyuki Hamada
Shingo Kaneko
Chise Onodera
Tomoko Adachi
Tetsuaki Sato
Toshiaki Hirakawa
Yutaka Yokoi
Keiko Kimura
Minoru Matsumoto

*The above matrix does not indicate all the expertise and experience possessed by each Director.

Contents of each skill and reason for selection
item Reason for selection
Company foundation and growth
Matters related to
management In order to formulate and implement sustainable growth strategies over the medium to long term, comprehensive judgment is required in corporate management, and experience in business management or organizational management without bias to individual expertise is required. It is selected as.
Technology/R&D
production
In order to further advance and develop the technology that we have cultivated and to bring about various innovations, we have selected solid knowledge and experience in each field of technology, research and development, quality, and production as necessary items.
sales
marketing
In order to steadily increase sales and profits in the market and continue to grow over the medium to long term, we have selected a wealth of knowledge and experience in sales and marketing as necessary.
global As our company is expanding its business globally, we have selected candidates to have overseas management experience, a wide range of knowledge and experience regarding overseas living cultures and business environments, geopolitics, and regional strategies.
Achieving company growth
Matters to be guaranteed
Financial accounting In order to maximize our corporate value through the efficient management of our capital, we need to achieve accurate financial reporting and build a strong financial foundation, promote growth investments to continuously increase corporate value, and increase shareholder returns. Certainty that will strengthen
Human resources/D&I The most important management resource for our company is human resources, and we have selected experience, insight, and expertise in the human resources field (including human resources development and D&I) as necessary items for diverse human resources who support the group's value creation. doing.
ESG
compliance
Risk management
In order to promote sustainable management, realize the sustainability vision "ASV2050/2030" and solve social issues indicated in materiality, we have selected a wide range of experience, insight, and expertise in ESG, compliance, and risk management as important items. I am.