Biography of Management Team

As of Aug 1, 2022

Kengo Sakurada

Group CEO
Director
Chairman and
Representative Executive Officer
Kengo SAKURADA
(Feb. 11, 1956)

Apr. 1978Joined The Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Jul. 2005Executive Officer, General Manager, Financial Institutions Department of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (“Sompo Japan”)

Apr. 2007Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Japan

Jun. 2007Director, Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Japan

Apr. 2010Director, Managing Executive Officer of the Company

Jul. 2010Director, Executive Officer of the Company
Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sompo Japan

Jun. 2011Director of the Company

Apr. 2012Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of the Company

Sep. 2014Representative Director, Chairman and Executive Officer of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. (“Sompo Japan Nipponkoa”)

Apr. 2015Representative Director, Chairman of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa

Jul. 2015Group CEO, Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of the Company
Director, Chairman of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa

Apr. 2016Director of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa(now Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.) (current)

Apr. 2019Chairman of Keizai Doyukai(Japan Association of Corporate Executives) (current)

Jun. 2019Group CEO, Director, President and Representative Executive Officer of the Company

Apr. 2022Group CEO, Director, Chairman and Representative Executive Officer of the Company (current)
Chairman of Sompo Institute Plus Inc. (current)

Mikio OKUMURA

Group COO
Director
President and
Representative Executive Officer

Mikio OKUMURA

(Nov. 23, 1965)

Apr. 1989Joined The Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2006Joined FinTech Global Incorporated

Dec. 2007Member of the Board,Head of Investment Banking Division of FinTech Global Incorporated

Apr. 2015Executive Officer, General Manager, CorporatePlanning Department of the Company

Apr. 2016Executive Officer of the Company

Jun. 2016Director, Executive Officer of the Company

Jul. 2016Representative Director and President of Sompo Care Inc.

Apr. 2017CEO of Nursing Care & Healthcare Business,Director, Managing Executive Officer of the Company

Jul. 2017Representative Director, Chairman and Executive Officer of Sompo Care Message Inc.
Representative Director, Chairman and Executive Officer of Sompo Care Next Inc.

Mar. 2019Director of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

Apr. 2019Group CSO, Director, Managing Executive Officer of the Company

Jun. 2019Group CSO, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of the Company

Jan. 2020Group Co-CSO, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of the Company
Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

Apr. 2021Group Co-CSO, Senior Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of the Company

Sep. 2021Director of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.(current)

Apr. 2022Group COO, President and Representative Executive Officer of the Company

Jun. 2022Group COO, Director, President and Representative Executive Officer of the Company(current)

Naoki Yanagida

Director*
Naoki YANAGIDA
(Feb. 27, 1960)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1987Admitted to the Japanese Bar
Attorney at law at The Law Offices of Yanagida & Nomura (now Yanagida & Partners) (current)

Jun. 2004Statutory Auditor of Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
Statutory Auditor of Nippon Unipack Holdings Co., Ltd.

Jun. 2014Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
Auditor of Alpine Electronics, Inc.

Jun. 2016Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member) of Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of YKK Corporation (current)

Jun. 2019Director of the Company (current)

Aug. 2019Director of KUSURI NO AOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD(current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Mr. Naoki YANAGIDA has abundant knowledge and experience as a legal expert. He took office as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company in 2014 and as Outside Director of the Company in 2019. Despite a lack of experience in participation in corporate management other than by serving as outside director or outside audit & supervisory board member, with his professional knowledge and experience as a legal expert, he has provided appropriate advice to the Company in terms of reinforcing the supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Accordingly, he was re-selected as an outside director.
Isao Endo

Director*
Isao ENDO
(May 8, 1956)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1979Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Oct. 1988Joined The Boston Consulting Group Inc.

Oct. 1992Joined Andersen Consulting

Oct. 1996Partner of Andersen Consulting

Sep. 1997Partner and Director of Booz Allen Hamilton

May 2000Managing Partner of Roland Berger Ltd.

Apr. 2006Chairman of Roland Berger Ltd.
Professor of the Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University

May 2011Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (current)

Mar. 2013Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Jun. 2014Director of the Company (current)
Director of Nisshin Steel Co.,Ltd.(now NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO., LTD. )

Feb. 2021Director of NEXTAGE Co., Ltd. (current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Mr. Isao ENDO has practical experience at a global consulting firm, in addition to broad insight based on academic knowledge as a graduate school professor, as well as abundant experience as a company manager. He has provided appropriate advice on the management of the Company, especially through his deep and diversified perspective gained through his practical research on “hands-on capabilities,” and can be expected to reinforce the supervising and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors. Accordingly, he was re-selected as an outside director.

Director*
Hideyo UCHIYAMA
(Mar. 30, 1953)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Nov. 1975Joined Arthur Young & Company

Dec. 1979Joined Asahi Accounting Company (now KPMG AZSA LLC)

Mar. 1980Registered as Certified Public Accountant

Jul. 1999Representative Partner of Asahi & Co. (now KPMG AZSA LLC)

May 2002Board Member of Asahi &Co. (now KPMG AZSA LLC)

Jun. 2006Executive Board Member of KPMG Azsa & Co. (now KPMG AZSA LLC)

Jun. 2010Managing Partner of KPMG Azusa & Co. (now KPMG AZSA LLC)
Chairman of KPMG Japan

Sep. 2011Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific

Oct. 2013CEO of KPMG Japan

Sep. 2015Executive Advisor of ASAHI Tax Corporation (current)

Jun. 2016Audit & Supervisory Board Member of OMRON Corporation (current)

Jun. 2017Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company

Jun. 2018Director of the Eisai Co., Ltd. (current)

Jun. 2019Director of the Company (current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Mr. Hideyo UCHIYAMA possesses professional insight and experience as a certified public accountant. Furthermore, he has abundant experience as a manager at one of Japan’s leading auditing corporations and a global consulting firm, and took office as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company in 2017 and as Outside Director of the Company in 2019. With his abundant knowledge and experience as an accountant and company manager, he has provided appropriate advice to the Company in terms of reinforcing the supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Accordingly, he was re-selected as an outside director.
Scott Trevor Davis

Director*
Scott Trevor DAVIS
(Dec. 26, 1960)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 2001Professor of the International Business Administration Department, the International School of Economics and Business Administration of Reitaku University

May 2004Director of Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd.

Sep. 2005Director of Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mar. 2006Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Nissen Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2006Professor of the Department of Global Business, College of Business, Rikkyo University (current)

Mar. 2011Member of the Board of Bridgestone Corporation (current)

Jun. 2014Director of the Company (current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Mr. Scott Trevor DAVIS has broad knowledge as an erudite scholar and provided appropriate advice to the Company from global perspectives, especially through his research on strategic management, ESG and CSR at the university, in terms of reinforcing the supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Despite a lack of experience in participation in corporate management other than by serving as outside director or outside audit & supervisory board member, he was re-selected as an outside director due to the reasons mentioned above.
Kazuhiro HIGASHI

Director*
Kazuhiro HIGASHI
(Apr. 25, 1957)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1982Joined Saitama Bank, Ltd. (now Resona Group)

Jun. 2005Outside Director of Resona Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

Jun. 2009Director, Deputy President and Executive Officer of Resona Holdings, Inc.

Apr. 2011Director, Deputy President and Representative Executive Officer of Resona Holdings, Inc.

Apr. 2012Representative Director, Deputy President and Executive Officer of Resona Bank, Limited

Apr. 2013Director, President and Representative Executive Officer of Resona Holdings, Inc.
Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Resona Bank, Limited

Apr. 2017Chairman of the Board, President and Representative Director of Resona Bank, Limited

Jun. 2017Chairman of Osaka Bankers Association

Nov. 2017Vice Chairman of Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (current)

Apr. 2018Chairman of the Board, President and Representative Director, Executive Officer of Resona Bank, Limited

Apr. 2020Chairman and Director of Resona Holdings, Inc.
Chairman and Director of Resona Bank, Limited

Jun. 2020Director of the Company (current)

Jun. 2021Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Having experience in finance and corporate management, among others, in the banking business, Mr. Kazuhiro HIGASHI took office as Director, President and Representative Executive Officer of Resona Holdings, Inc. and Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Resona Bank, Limited in 2013. He has served numerous key positions in the business community including Chairman of Osaka Bankers Association and Vice Chairman of The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. With his abundant knowledge and experience as a top-level executive of large-scale corporations, he has provided appropriate advice to the Company in terms of reinforcing the supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Accordingly, he was re-selected as an outside director.
Takashi NAWA

Director*
Takashi NAWA
(Jun. 8, 1957)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1980Joined Mitsubishi Corporation

Apr. 1991Joined McKinsey & Company

Jun. 2010Professor of Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University (now School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi Business school)
President of Genesys Partners, Inc. (current)

Sep. 2010Senior Advisor of Boston Consulting Group

Jun. 2011Member of the Board of NEC Capital Solutions Limited (current)

Nov. 2012Director of FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. (current)

Jun. 2014Member of the Board of DENSO CORPORATION

Jun. 2015Member of the Board of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (current)

Apr. 2018Guest Professor of School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School(current)

Jun. 2020Director of the Company (current)

Apr. 2022Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited(current)
Professor, Division of Business Administration, Graduate School of Business Administration, Kyoto University of Advanced Science (current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Having practical experience in a major Japanese trading company and global consulting firms, Mr. Takashi NAWA was appointed professor of Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in 2010, and currently is a guest professor of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School. With his abundant business experience as a management consultant, combined with his profound academic knowledge from a global perspective, he has provided appropriate advice to the Company in terms of reinforcing supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Accordingly, he was re-selected as an outside director.
Misuzu SHIBATA

Director*
Misuzu SHIBATA
(Jul. 25, 1974)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Oct. 2000Registered as attorney-at-law

Nov. 2001NS Law Office, Lawyer (current)

Oct. 2007Fixed-term civil servant at the Financial Services Agency, Supervision Bureau, Planning and Management Division, Deposit Insurance and Resolution Framework Office

Apr. 2017Practicing-attorney-professor for civil advocacy of the Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan

Jun. 2017Director of DELICA FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.(current)

Jun. 2020Director of the Company (current)
Director of SPACE VALUE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Ms. Misuzu SHIBATA has abundant knowledge and experience as a legal expert and has provided appropriate advice to the Company on governance, diversity & inclusion, in terms of reinforcing supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Despite a lack of experience in corporate management other than serving as an outside director in the past, she was re-selected as an outside director due to the reasons mentioned above.

Director*
Yamada MEYUMI
(Aug. 30, 1972)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1995Joined KOEI KOGYO Co.,Ltd

May. 1997Joined Kiss Me Cosmetics Co., Ltd.

Jul. 1999Representative Director of istyle LLC

Apr. 2000Representative Director of istyle Inc.

Dec. 2009Director of istyle Inc. (current)

May. 2012Representative Director and President of Cyberstar Co., Ltd.

Sep. 2015Director of MEDIA GLOBE CO., LTD.(current)

Mar. 2016Representative Director and President of IS Partners Inc.

Sep. 2016Director of Eat Smart, Inc.

Jun. 2017Director of JAPAN POST INSURANCE Co.,Ltd.
Director of f SEINO HOLDINGS CO., LTD (current)

Nov. 2019Director of IS Partners Inc. (current)

Jun. 2021Director of the Company (current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
In addition to her entrepreneurial and business management experience, Ms. Meyumi YAMADA has a wealth of practical business experience in marketing, including digital marketing. She possesses a high level of knowledge, having served on government-related committees including councils related to industrial structure and information and communications of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Economy, Trade andIndustry, and by participating in policy formulation. Drawing on such knowledge, she has provided appropriate advice to the Company in terms of reinforcing the supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors. She is also actively involved in initiatives on women’s empowerment in the workplace, and provides valuable advice on diversity & inclusion, an important strategy of the Company, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Accordingly, she was re-selected as an outside director.

Director*
Kumi ITO
(Dec 20, 1964)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1987Joined Sony Corporation

Apr. 1998Joined IBM Japan, Ltd.

Jan. 2014CMO of GE Healthcare Japan Corporation

Sep. 2016Director and COO of 4U Lifecare Inc.

Jul. 2017CMO of Yext Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2018Representative Director, President and CEO of 4U Lifecare Inc.

Jun. 2018Director of True Data Inc. (current)

Jun. 2020Director of FUJI FURUKAWA ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO.LTD. (current)

Jun. 2021Director of the Company (current)

Mar. 2022Executive Consultant of 4U Lifecare Inc.

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Ms. KumiITO is highly knowledgeable in IT, digital and marketing, with experience such as in business strategy planning and strategy consulting at an electronics manufacturer and other business companies, as well as serving as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at a healthcare business company. Drawing on such knowledge, she has provided appropriate advice to the Company in terms of reinforcing the supervisory and decision-making functions of the Board of Directors. She also provides valuable advice on diversity & inclusion, an important strategy of the Company, as she participates in the establishment of a non-profit organization that promotes women’s empowerment in the workplace, and is expected to play an active role in these areas. Accordingly, she was re-selected as an outside director.
Masayuki WAGA

Director*
Masayuki WAGA
(Apr. 10, 1958)
*Outside Director as set forth in Article 2 (XV) of the Companies Act.

Apr. 1981Joined Mitsubishi Kasei Corporation

Jun. 2009Managing Directorof MCC PTA Asia Pacific Private Company Limited
Managing Director of Mitsubishi Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd
Managing Director of Mitsubishi Chemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2011Associate Director andGeneral Manager, Corporate Strategy Office of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Jun. 2012Executive Officer,General Manager, Corporate Strategy Office of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Apr. 2013Executive Officer, Chief Operation Officer, Performance Products Division of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Apr. 2015Managing Executive Officer, Chief Operation Officer, Performance Products Division of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Apr. 2017Managing Executive Officer,Chief Operating Officer, Information, Electronics & Display Business Domain of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Apr. 2018Representative Director, Director of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Apr. 2022Director of the Board of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Jun. 2022Director of the Company(current)

Reasons for selection as an outside director and expected roles
Mr. Masayuki WAGAserved in executiveposts in variousbusinessdomains both in Japan and abroad, as well ashead office divisions at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, assuming the office of Representative Director, Director of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He has experiencein managing globalorganization, and driving transformation in human resources systemand corporateculture. Based onhis own experienceand achievementsas the top managementof a largebusiness, he is expected toprovideprecious advice on the businessstrategies, globalmanagement,and transformation strategiesof the Company.Accordingly, he was selected as a new director.

Director
Toshihiro TESHIMA
(Oct. 24, 1960)

Sep. 1992Joined The Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2017Executive Officer and General Manager, Corporate Legal Department of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. (“Sompo Japan Nipponkoa”)
Executive Officer and General Manager, Corporate Legal Department of the Company

Apr. 2018Director, Managing Executive Officer of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa

Apr. 2021Senior Advisor of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

Jun. 2021Director of the Company (current)

Satoshi KASAI

Director
Satoshi KASAI
(Dec. 22, 1962)

Apr. 1985Joined The Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd.

Apr. 2015Executive Officer, General Manager, Human Resources Department of the Company
Executive Officer, General Manager, Human Resources Department of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

Apr. 2017Group CHRO, Managing Executive Officerof the Company
Managing Executive OfficerofSompo Japan Nipponkoa

Apr. 2019CEO of Nursing Care & Healthcare Business, Executive Officerofthe Company
Representative Director, ChiefExecutive Officer ofSompo Care Inc.

Jun. 2019CEO of Nursing Care & Healthcare Business,Executive Officer of the Company

Apr. 2021CEO of Nursing Care & Seniors Business, Executive Officer of the Company

Mar. 2022CEO of Nursing Care & Seniors Business, Executive Officer, General Manager, Innovation for Aging and Wellness Department of the Company

Apr. 2022Advisor of the Company

Jun. 2022Director of the Company(current)

  • Mr. Scott Trevor DAVIS, Mr. Naoki YANAGIDA, Mr. Isao ENDO, Mr.Hideyo UCHIYAMA, Mr. Kazuhiro HIGASHI, Mr. Takashi NAWA, Ms. Misuzu SHIBATA, Ms. Meyumi YAMADA, Ms. Kumi ITO and Mr. Masayuki WAGA, meet the requirements of an “independent director” which is specified by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., and are deemed as being unlikely to have any conflict of interest with general stockholders.