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Chiaki Mukai

As of March 25, 2022

Director

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Outside Director

Chiaki Mukai

Profile

Apr. 1977 Staff, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine
Aug. 1985 Payload Specialist, the National Space Development Agency of Japan
(currently, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; JAXA)
Jun. 1987 Visiting Scientist, Division of Cardiovascular Physiology,
Space Biomedical Research Institute, NASA Johnson Space Center
Sept. 1992 Research Instructor of the Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Apr. 2000 Visiting Professor of the Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine (current)
Apr. 2015 Vice president, Tokyo University of Science; Senior Technical Advisor, JAXA
Jan. 2016 Corporate Executive Fellow, Kao Corporation
Apr. 2016 Specially Appointed Vice President, Tokyo University of Science (current)
Mar. 2019 Director, Kao Corporation (current)

Other material position(s)

Specially Appointed Vice President, Tokyo University of Science
Astronaut
Medical Doctor; M.D., Ph.D.
Outside Director, Fujitsu Limited

Reasons for the appointment

Ms. Mukai has an extensive and high level of expertise in the scientific field. She has a wealth of experience and track record in various fields from her achievements as a medical doctor, astronaut and Specially Appointed Vice President of a university. Based on such experience and expertise, she has been actively presenting opinions and proposals in deliberations at the Board of Directors concerning material matters in the management of the Kao Group. In view of these facts, the Company has determined that it would be most suitable if Ms. Mukai were to continue to supervise the management of the Kao Group as an Independent Outside Director, and for this reason appoints her as an Outside Director. Although she has never been directly involved in company management other than through her experience as an outside director, the Company considers, based on the above reasons, that Ms. Mukai will properly perform her duties as an Outside Director.

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