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Eriko Sakurai

As of March 25, 2022

Director

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Outside Director

Eriko Sakurai

Profile

Jun. 1987 Joined Dow Corning Corporation
May 2008 Director, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2009 Chairman and CEO, Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2018 Chairman and CEO, Dow Toray Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2020 President, Dow Chemical Japan Limited (current)

Other material position(s)

President, Dow Chemical Japan Limited;
Outside Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

Reasons for the appointment

Ms. Sakurai has a wealth of experience in global companies, including many years of corporate management at the Japanese subsidiary of a US chemical manufacturer with global business operations, as well as supervision of management as an Outside Director at a major manufacturer and a financial institution. Based on her experience in the chemical industry, she also has a high level of expertise in chemical business, which comprises the two key pillars of the Kao Group together with the Consumer Products Business. In view of these facts, the Company has determined that it would be most suitable if Ms. Sakurai were to supervise the management of the Kao Group as an Independent Outside Director by leveraging her wealth of experience and high level of insight, and for this reason appoints her as an Outside Director.

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