Takahiro Nakazawa

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Takahiro Nakazawa


Oct. 1981 Joined PriceWaterhouse Tokyo
Jun. 1983 Joined Aoyama Audit Corporation
Mar. 1985 Registered as Certified Public Accountant
Jul. 2001 Representative Partner, Chuo-Aoyama Audit Corporation
Sept. 2006 Representative Partner, Arata Audit Corporation
(currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers Arata LLC)
Jul. 2018 Director, Nakazawa Certified Public Accountant Office (current)
Mar. 2020 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kao Corporation (current)

Other material position(s)

Certified Public Accountant
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Corporation

Reasons for the appointment

Mr. Nakazawa has a high level of professional expertise as a certified public accountant. During his service with major auditing firms, Mr. Nakazawa has been involved in providing auditing services for leading companies and has also engaged in various advisory services such as those relating to the introduction of U.S. accounting standards and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), thereby gleaning significant and valuable insights concerning governance and internal control systems which contribute to the growth of globally-operating companies. The Company has determined that he will make full use of his experience in the auditing of the entire Kao Group and for this reason appoints him as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member. Although he has never been directly involved in company management, the Company considers, based on the above reasons, that Mr. Nakazawa will properly perform his duties as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.

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