Lawson, Inc. announces organizational and personnel changes

TOKYO, 2014-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. (Head Office: Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo; President and CEO, Representative Director: Genichi Tamatsuka) has announced the following organizational and personnel changes effective September 1, 2014.

Organizational changes

With the aim to enhance the execution of operations, the following organizational changes has been made.

  • 1) Abolition of the in-house company system and set up of five business divisions
  • The in-house company system was abolished and five business divisions were introduced.
    International Business Division, Lawson Mart and Lawson Store 100 Business Division, Healthcare Business Division and Home CVS Business Division were set up.
  • 2) Introduction of Operation Division and Management Division to support the Business Divisions
  • Store Operations Division, Corporate Sales and Store Development Division, Merchandising Division and Entertainment & Consumer Service Division were introduced as the supporting function to the regional offices and the business divisions. These support for five business divisions.
    Marketing Division and BPR & Information Systems Division were set up as Management Division to control the whole organization of headquarters.

 

Personnel changes

(Effective as of September 1, 2014)

[Board Members]
Genichi Tamatsuka
New Position : President and CEO, Representative Director,
Division Director of CVS Business Management Office
and Committee Chairperson of Health & Wellness Promotion Committee
Current Position : President and CEO, Representative Director,
President, CVS Operations Company
and Committee Chairperson of Health & Wellness Promotion Committee
Sadanobu Takemasu
New Position : Senior Executive Vice President, Representative Director
and Division Director of Corporate Sales and Store Development Division
Current Position : Senior Executive Vice President, Representative Director
and Division Director of Corporate Sales Division
Masakatsu Gonai
New Position : Executive Vice President, Member of the Board ―Compliance & Risk Management
and Human Resources
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Member of the Board ―Compliance & Risk Management

 

[Senior Vice Presidents]
Masahiro Oyama
New Position : Senior Executive Vice President ―Merchandising
and Group Innovation Officer, Merchandising Management Group
Current Position : Senior Executive Vice President ―Merchandising Management
and GIO, Merchandising Management Group

 

Masaharu Kamo
New Position : Senior Executive Vice President ―Information Systems and Home CVS Business,
Division Director of Entertainment & Consumer Service Division,
Division Director of BPR & Information Systems Division,
Deputy Division Director of Corporate Planning Office
and President of Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.
Current Position : Senior Executive Vice President ―Information Systems,
President, Entertainment & Consumer Service Company,
Executive Vice President, CVS Operations Company,
President of Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.
and Deputy Division Director of Corporate Planning Office
Yutaka Yoshitake
New Position : Executive Vice President, CFO, Division Director of Corporate Management Office
Current Position : Executive Vice President, CFO

 

Katsuyuki Imada
New Position : Executive Vice President, Division Director of Corporate Planning Office
Current Position : Executive Vice President, Executive Assistant to CFO
and Division Director of Corporate Planning Office

 

Jun Miyazaki
New Position : Executive Vice President, Division Director of Corporate Communications Office
Current Position : Executive Vice President, Division Director of Corporate Communications Office ―Human Resources

 

Masayuki Sawada
New Position : Senior Vice President, Division Director of Marketing Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President ―Marketing, Division Director of Marketing Division

 

Masaki Yamamoto
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Store Operations Division,
Deputy Division Director of BPR & Information Systems Division
and Deputy Division Director of CVS Business Management Office
Current Position : Senior Vice President,
Executive Vice President, CVS Operations Company
and Division Director of Regional Offices Support Division

 

Norikazu Nishiguchi
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Healthcare Business Division
and Deputy Division Director of BPR & Information Systems Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to CEO ―BPR/SCM Innovation,
Division Director of SCM Innovation Office,
Division Director of BPR Office
and Division Director of Healthcare Business Division

 

Yuichi Wada
New Position : Senior Vice President, Division Director of Merchandising Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, CEO of Merchandising Management Group,
Division Director of Merchandizing & Logistics Division,
Division Director of Agriculture Promotion Division,
Executive Vice President of CVS Operations Company,
Overseas Operations Company and Entertainment & Consumer Service Company
and Deputy Division Director of SCM Innovation Office

 

Tetsu Yamada
New Position : Senior Vice President, Division Director of International Business Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, President, Overseas Operations Company

 

Hisashi Yasuhira
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Lawson Mart and Lawson Store 100 Business Division
and President of Lawson Mart, Inc.
Current Position : Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Lawson Mart Business Promotion Division
and President of Lawson Mart, Inc.

 

Tatsushi Sato
New Position : Senior Vice President, Deputy Division Director of BPR & Information Systems Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Director of Information Systems Office

 

Hajime Nakai
New Position : Senior Vice President, Deputy Division Director of International Business Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, Overseas Operations Company

 

Motonobu Miyake
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of International Business Division
and Chief Representative and General Manager of Lawson (China) Holdings, Inc.
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, Overseas Operations Company
and Chief Representative and General Manager of Lawson (China) Holdings, Inc.

 

Yasuhiko Hirokane
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Store Operations Division
and Division Director of Management Owner Promotion Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Regional Offices Support Division
and Division Director of Management Owner Promotion Division

 

Kazuya Nobe
New Position : Senior Vice President, Division Director of Home CVS Business Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Division Director of Home CVS Business Promotion Division

 

Kazuo Togasa
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Corporate Sales and Store Development Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Assistant to President, CVS Operations Company

 

Shigeki Kawahara
New Position : Senior Vice President, Deputy Division Director of Marketing Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to CEO
and Deputy Division Director of Marketing Division

 

Atsushi Maeda
New Position : Senior Vice President, Deputy Division Director of Merchandising Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President,
Assistant to CEO, Merchandising Management Group,
Deputy Division Director of Merchandising & Logistics Division
and Deputy Division Director of Agriculture Promotion Division

 

Akihito Watanabe
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Entertainment & Consumer Service Division
and Deputy Division Director of Marketing Division
Current Position : Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to CEO,
Executive Vice President of Entertainment & Consumer Service Company
and Deputy Division Director of Marketing Division

 

Yasuhiro Iseki
New Position : Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Corporate Sales and Store Development Division
Current Position : Deputy Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Regional Offices Support Division
and Division Director of Corporate Sales Division