Hideki Amano

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Hideki Amano


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)

Other material position(s)

Certified Public Accountant
Outside Corporate Auditor, Seiko Group Corporation
Outside Auditor, Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited

Reasons for the appointment

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.

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