Lawson, Inc. announces executive changes

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lawson, Inc. announced the following executive personnel changes, which were unanimously approved at the Board of Directors’ meeting held on March 28, 2016, and will become effective June 1, 2016. Lawson has decided to appoint Genichi Tamatsuka as the Chief Executive Officer and Sadanobu Takemasu as the Chief Operating Officer as part of the company’s plan to strengthen management systems as the Group’s market scope and presence expands. Nominated changes to Members of the Board were also approved. They will become effective following the adoption of resolutions at the 41st Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 24, 2016.

■Personnel changes

(Effective June 1, 2016)

 

Members of the Board

 

Genichi Tamatsuka
New Position: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Representative Director
Current Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Representative Director

 

Sadanobu Takemasu
New Position: President and Chief Operating Officer
Representative Director
Current Position: Senior Executive Vice President
Representative Director

 

■Personnel changes

(Effective following the adoption of the resolution at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on May 24, 2016)

 

Members of the Board

 

Nominations for new Members of the Board

 

Keiko Hayashi
Current Position: President & Chief Executive Officer
DoCLASSE CO.,LTD

 

Kazunori Nishio
Current Position: Division COO, Retail Division
Mitsubishi Corporation

 

Retiring Members of the Board

 

Reiko Yonezawa
Current Position: Chairman, The R Co., Ltd.

 

Takehiko Kakiuchi
Current Position: Executive Vice Presidents
Group CEO, Living Essentials Group
Mitsubishi Corporation

 

Corporate Auditors

 

Nomination for new Corporate Auditor

 

Toshio Takahashi
Current Position: Standing Corporate Auditor
SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
Retiring on May 23, 2016

 

Retiring Corporate Auditor

 

Shinichi Hokari
Current Position: Standing Corporate Auditor (Outside)

 

Reference:

 

Directors and Coporate Auditors (effective May 24, 2016)

 

1. Board of Directors (8 members)

President and Chief Executive Officer
Representative Director
Genichi Tamatsuka
Senior Executive Vice President
Representative Director
Sadanobu Takemasu
Member of the Board Masakatsu Gounai
Member of the Board (Outside) Emi Osono
Member of the Board (Outside) Yutaka Kyoya
Member of the Board (Outside) Sakie Akiyama
Member of the Board (Outside) Keiko Hayashi
Member of the Board (Outside) Kazunori Nishio

 

The independent officers will be Emi Osono, Sakie Akiyama and Keiko Hayashi

 

2. Corporate Auditors (4 members)

Standing Corporate Auditor Atsuhiko Seki
Standing Corporate Auditor (Outside) Toshio Takahashi
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Tetsuo Ozawa
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Eiko Tsujiyama

 

The independent officers will be Toshio Takahashi, Tesuo Ozawa, and Eiko Tsujiyama.

 

Directors and Coporate Auditors (effective as of June 1, 2016)

 

1. Board of Directors (8 members)

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Representative Director
Genichi Tamatsuka
President and Chief Operating Officer
Representative Director
Sadanobu Takemasu
Member of the Board Masakatsu Gounai
Member of the Board (Outside) Emi Osono
Member of the Board (Outside) Yutaka Kyoya
Member of the Board (Outside) Sakie Akiyama
Member of the Board (Outside) Keiko Hayashi
Member of the Board (Outside) Kazunori Nishio

 

The independent officers will be Emi Osono, Sakie Akiyama and Keiko Hayashi

 

2. Corporate Auditors (4 members)

Standing Corporate Auditor Atsuhiko Seki
Standing Corporate Auditor (Outside) Toshio Takahashi
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Tetsuo Ozawa
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Eiko Tsujiyama

 

The independent officers will be Toshio Takahashi, Tesuo Ozawa, and Eiko Tsujiyama.