As of March 25, 2022
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
|Apr. 1976||Joined Arthur Andersen LLP|
|Sept. 1980||Registered as Certified Public Accountant|
|Jun. 1984||Resided in Dusseldorf Office of Arthur Andersen|
|Sept. 1992||Representative employee, Inoue Saito Eiwa Audit Corporation|
|Sept. 2011||Vice President (Audit Management), KPMG AZSA LLC;
member, KPMG Global Audit Steering Group
|Jul. 2015||Executive Senior Partner, KPMG AZSA LLC|
|Mar. 2017||Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kao Corporation (current)|
Certified Public Accountant
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Mr. Amano has a high level of professional expertise as a certified public accountant. Based on his experience and insight gained from working globally at major auditing firm as a member of management, he has served as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company since March 2017, effectively auditing the Kao Group, which operates globally, from a professional perspective. In view of these facts, the Company has determined that it would be most suitable if Mr. Amano were to continue to audit the Kao Group as an Independent Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, and for this reason appoints him as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member. Although he has never been directly involved in company management, the Company considers, based on the above reasons, that Mr. Amano will properly perform his duties as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.