Board Members

  • Mitsuyo Yamamoto,President&CEO
    Mitsuyo Yamamoto
    President & CEO
    Serving as President and CEO of JOHNAN Corporation, Mitsuyo has promoted M&A, invested new businesses, and reformed organization culture. Now he is leading the business model change from contract manufacturing to commercialization support as an accelerator for clients, regardless of the company sizes or divisions, from startups to major manufacturers' R&D department. Prior to joining JOHNAN Corporation, he worked for a business incubator, being in charge of business consulting and new business development. Mitsuyo holds an MBA from University of Michigan. He is also a member of the Executive Directors of Kyoto Shisaku (Global Marketing Manager).
  • Hiroshi Sasaki, Managing Director and Managing Corporate Officer
    Hiroshi Sasaki
    Director and Managing Corporate Officer
    Since he joined JOHNAN Corporation in 1988, Hiroshi has launched manufacturing related new businesses (e.g. a vertical take-off of a new factory, opening global offices), and been engaged in cost reduction, quality improvement, and work environment improvement. He graduated from Oishida High School in Yamagata. He also serves as President of Yamagata Company, President & CEO of JOHNAN Corporation (Thailand) Limited, President & CEO of JOHNAN HRD (Thailand) Limited, Director of GROPJOY Co., Ltd., and Chairman of JOHNAN Environmental Protection Technology (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
  • Rintaro Kurebayashi, Managing Director and Corporate Officer
    Rintaro Kurebayashi
    Director and Corporate Officer
    Since he joined NEC Corporation in 1998, he had been engaging in the development of fundamental technologies for submarine telecommunication systems and managing joint software development for optical telecommunication network planning in Japan. Then he became a manager in product planning of optical telecommunication equipment at NEC Corporation of America.
    After joining JOHNAN in 2010, he took charge of new business development, management strategy, and marketing.
    He is now serving as an Executive General Manager of JOHNAN Machinery & Healthcare Appliance Company, being responsible for design and manufacturing of factory-automation equipment, as well as ODM / OEM for medical equipment. He is also Managing Director of FIT Co., Ltd.
    He received his MS from MIT Sloan School of Management.
  • Managing Director and Corporate Officer
    Hirotsugu Furuoya
    Director and Corporate Officer
    Hirotsugu worked for trust bank and had been engaging in the transaction with corporate business. Then he left the company, studied in Boston and at the time experienced internship in Silicon Valley. After studying abroad, he returned to Japan and joined the self-funding listing venture capital investment company. He handled investing, raising funds and administration and then assumed a managing director for the department of management. Then he joined JOHNAN and hold prominent positions such as a managing director of administrative department, president of Kansai Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd. and president of FIT Co., Ltd. After that he left JOHNAN and established restaurant business. Also he joined JOHNAN in order to help business expansion.
    He graduated from Hitotsubashi University in faculty of commerce and holds an MBA from Babson College business school.
    He is now serving as an Executive General Manager of Corporate Planning Department.
  • Keiji Imajo, Managing Director
    Keiji Imajo
    Keiji was Chairman of the Board of Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. until June, 2017. He was CEO and President of the firm and had been its Manager of Business Promotion Department. He excelled in valuing new businesses and supporting portfolio companies by utilizing his engineering and technology background and experience in business development at manufacturing companies. Prior to, he worked at Kaneka Corporation, where he was engaged in R&D of electronic materials and new business development.
    He holds an MBA from Keio Business School and a degree in Synthetic Chemistry from the Department of Engineering at Kyoto University.
  • Tadashi Yamamoto, Managing Director
    Tadashi Yamamoto
    Since he joined Wacoal Corp., he had been engaging in the logistics, sales and human affairs. Then he assumed a president for overseas subsidiaries in Singapore and Hong Kong. After he returned to Japan and had been engaging in the personnel labor management and planning and execution of personnel strategy. Then he had been engaging in the planning and execution of overseas operation strategy, and management of overseas subsidiaries.
    He graduated from Doshisha University in economics faculty.
    He was formally inaugurated as managing director in October 2019.
  • Hajime Tsutsui, Auditor
    Hajime Tsutsui
    Since he joined the Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd., he had been engaging in support for management of medium and small businesses and operation planning, credit risk management, management of internal audit for the offices, and privatization. Then he joined the Ministry of Finance, Japan, he had been engaging in survey analysis for economic situation, statistical survey for business corporations and analysis for economic forecast.
    He graduated from Ritsumeikan University in economics faculty and holds an MBA from Doshisha Business School.
    He was formally inaugurated as auditor in October 2019.
  • Masato Ichise, Auditor
    Masato Ichise
    Since Masato joined Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd, he had been engaging in cost accounting and formulating business planning and budget in accounting division and corporate planning operations such as finance and accounting. Also he had engaged in finance accounting operations in headquarters, restructuring business enterprise and constructing management system at affiliate company. Then he had led corporate planning operations and made efforts in constructing finance strategy such as IPO, public stock offerings and share splitting, and corporate governance system at OSAKA Titanium technologies Co., Ltd.
    He was formally inaugurated as auditor in October 2018.
  • Takuhiro Homma, Auditor
    Takuhiro Homma
    Since he completed the Supreme Court’s Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan, registered as an attorney. After joining Aska Law Offices, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, he returned to Osaka. He established HT Partnership in November 2009 in Osaka, Japan.
    He graduated from Seikei University in law faculty and holds an LLM from Boston University School of Law.
    He was formally inaugurated as auditor in October 2019.
    Registered as an attorney in Japan, foreign attorney in Singapore( August 2006-August 2007) and attorney in New York.
  • Takashi Kobayashi, Corporate Officer
    Takashi Kobayashi
    Corporate Officer
    Takashi worked for a banking organization, and then joined JOHNAN in 2000. After engaging in finance department, he worked for environment products department which is new business and contributed to expand the business in China. He is expanding environment and safety products business and concurrently going ahead with new business in Japan and overseas.
    He graduated from Kansai University.
    He is now serving as an Executive General Manager of JOHNAN MRO Products Company, General Manager of Overseas Human Resource Development Business Promotion Department, General Manager of JOHNAN Environmental Protection Technology (Dalian) Co., Ltd., Managing Director of Kibanshuri Dot Com Co., Ltd. and President of JOHNAN HRD(THAILAND) LIMITED.