Takaaki Nishii


Outside Director

Takaaki Nishii


Apr. 1982 Joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Jun. 2013 Member of the Board & Corporate Vice President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Aug. 2013 President, Ajinomoto do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos Ltda.
Jun. 2015 Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Jun. 2021 Director, Representative Executive Officer, President & CEO, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Apr. 2022 Director, Executive Officer, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Jun. 2022 Senior Corporate Advisor, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (current)
Mar. 2023 Director, the Company (current)

Other material position(s)

Senior Corporate Advisor, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Outside Director, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Reasons for the appointment

Mr. Nshii has been involved in corporate management for many years at a food manufacturer with global business operations, and has displayed strong leadership in transforming the company’s corporate culture and continuously enhancing corporate value. He has also held important positions in the human resources department and overseas subsidiaries, and has extensive knowledge of human capital strategies and business outside Japan. From this perspective, he has been actively giving opinions and making proposals at Board of Directors meetings. In addition, he has been providing advice on how to supervise the Board of Directors based on his experience in implementing effective governance reforms. The Company expects him to continue to supervise the management of the Kao Group as an Independent Outside Director by leveraging his wealth of experience and high level of insight.

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