Tokyo – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it has decided on the following changes to its Directors, Auditors and Executive Officers. The changes of Directors and Auditors are subject to approval at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on June 21, 2022.

1. Changes of Representative Directors and Executive Officers: April 1, 2022
1) Changes of Representative Directors

Name New Present
Akihiko Ono Director Representative Director
Toshiaki Tanaka Representative Director Director

2) Changes of Executive Officers
(1) Establishment of Group Executive Officers
MOL will establish the position of the “Group Executive Officer” in addition to Executive Officers, serving as the president of key group companies in MOL group management strategies, with the aim of linking such strategies and individual strategies of key group companies in an efficient manner. MOL will develop the management plan (Rolling Plan) and address the sustainability issues by demonstrating our group’s collective strength.
(2) Promoted Executive Officers

Name New Present
Toshiaki Tanaka Executive Vice President

Executive Officer

Senior Managing

Executive Officer

Yutaka Hinooka Senior Managing

Executive Officer

Managing Executive Officer
Toshinobu Shinoda Senior Managing

Executive Officer

Managing Executive Officer
Hirotoshi Ushioku Senior Managing

Executive Officer

Managing Executive Officer
Osamu Sakurada Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer
Ryusuke Kimura Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer
Mitsuhisa Tanimoto Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer
Hisashi Umemura Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer

(3) Newly appointed Executive Officers

Name New Present
Ajay Singh Managing Executive Officer Advisor of LNG Carrier Division / Offshore Gas Project Division
Jotaro Tamura Managing Executive Officer General Manager of Corporate Planning Division
Kazuhiro Takahashi Executive Officer General Manager of Tanker Division
Yasuchika Noma Executive Officer General Manager of Offshore Project Division
Tsunemichi Mukai Executive Officer General Manager of Ferry and Associated Business Division
Tomoaki Ichida Executive Officer General Manager of Energy Business Strategy Division
Akira Sasa Group Executive Officer Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. Director/Executive Officer of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd.

(4) Appointment of Group Executive Officers

Name Present
Kazuhiko Kikuchi Managing Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd President and Representative Director of MOL Drybulk Ltd.
Akira Sasa Director/Executive Officer of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd.
Ryoji Mitani Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

(5) Retiring Executive Officers: March 31, 2022

Name New: As of April 1, 2022 Present
Akihiko Ono Director Representative Director, Executive Vice President Executive Officer
Masato Koike Adviser to Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. (To be appointed as Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. in June) (*1) Managing Executive Officer
Hiroyuki Nakano President of Chugoku Shipping Agencies Ltd. (*1) Managing Executive Officer
Kyoya Nitta Managing Executive Officer of MOL Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (To be appointed as Director, Managing Executive Officer of MOL Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. in June) (*1) Executive Officer
Akio Mitsuta Director, Chairman of the board of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. (*1) Executive Officer

*1: Appointment of Director is subject to the approval at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of each company.

3) Executive Officers and their Responsibilities on and after April 1, 2022

Title Name Responsibilities
Chairman Executive Officer Junichiro Ikeda  
President, Chief Executive Officer Takeshi Hashimoto Overall management
Executive Vice President Executive Officer Toshiaki Tanaka Assistant to President, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer, Responsible for; Environment & Sustainability Strategy Division, Corporate Marketing Division, Supervisor for Corporate Communication Division
Senior Managing Executive Officer Kenta Matsuzaka Director General, Headquarters of Energy Business, Responsible for; Europe and Africa Area, Work Efficiency Improvement
Senior Managing Executive Officer Yutaka Hinooka Chief Compliance Officer, Assistant to Chief Safety Officer Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Safety Operations, Responsible for; Secretaries & General Affairs Division, Legal Division (effective June 2022), Liner Business Management Division, Real Property Business Division
Senior Managing Executive Officer Toshinobu Shinoda Director General, Headquarters of Dry Bulk Business, Responsible for; Dry Bulk Business Planning & Co-ordination Division, Iron Ore and Coal Carrier Division
Senior Managing Executive Officer Hirotoshi Ushioku Director General, Headquarters of Product Transport & Real Property Business, Responsible for; The Americas Area, Car Carrier Division
Managing Executive Officer Hirofumi Kuwata Associate Director General, Headquarters of Dry Bulk Business, Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Energy Business, Responsible for; Integrated Wind & Carbon Power Solutions, – Carbon Power Solution Unit – Wind Power Projects Unit Secondarily Responsible for Ferry and Associated Business Division
Managing Executive Officer Nobuo Shiotsu Responsible for East/South East Asia and Oceania Area, Managing Director of MOL (Asia Oceania) Pte. Ltd., Managing Director of MOL Treasury Management Pte. Ltd.
Managing Executive Officer Junko Moro Chief Human Resource Officer, Responsible for; Human Resources Division, Secretaries & General Affairs Division (Secretaries)
Managing Executive Officer Osamu Sakurada Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Product Transport & Real Property Business, Responsible for; Regional Strategy in Japan, Port Projects & Logistics Business Division
Managing Executive Officer Ryusuke Kimura Chief Information Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Responsible for DX Co-Creation Unit, Supervisor for MOL Information Systems, Ltd.
Managing Executive Officer Mitsuhisa Tanimoto Chief Safety Officer, Director General, Headquarters of Safety Operations, Responsible for; Human Resources Division, Marine Safety Division, Global Maritime Resources Division Secondarily Responsible for; Offshore Technical Division, Smart Shipping Division
Managing Executive Officer Hisashi Umemura Chief Financial Officer, Responsible for; Corporate Communication Division Finance Division, Accounting Division
Managing Executive Officer Ajay Singh Responsible for South Asia and the Middle East
Managing Executive Officer Jotaro Tamura Responsible for; Corporate Planning Division, Business Process Re-engineering, Structural Reforms
Executive Officer Mitsuru Endo Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Safety Operations, Responsible for; Marine Technical Management Division, Liquefied Gas Ship Management Strategies Division, Secondarily Responsible for; Marine Safety Division, Smart Shipping Division
Executive Officer Makoto Yamaguchi Chief Technical Officer, Director General, Headquarters of Technology Innovation, Responsible for; Technical Division, Offshore Technical Division, Smart Shipping Division
Executive Officer Kazuya Hamazaki Responsible for; Integrated Liquefied Gas Transport & Offshore Projects – Liquefied Gas Unit 1 (Responsible for Japan,South East Asia & South Asia LNG Business), – Liquefied Gas Unit 2 (Responsible for China, Korea, Middle East, Europe, Africa, North & South America, Oceania LNG Business), – Liquefied Gas Unit 3 (Responsible for Arctic Ocean, FSRU, Powership Business), Liquefied Gas Ship Management Strategies Division
Executive Officer Kazuhiro Takahashi Responsible for; Bunker Business Division, Integrated Tanker & Offshore Projects -Tanker Unit
Executive Officer Yasuchika Noma Responsible for ; Offshore Technical Division, Integrated Tanker & Offshore Projects – Offshore Unit)
Executive Officer Tsunemichi Mukai Responsible for Ferry and Associated Business Division
Executive Officer Tomoaki Ichida Responsible for; Energy Business Strategy Division, Bunker Business Division, Integrated Liquefied Gas Transport & Offshore Projects – Liquefied Gas Unit 1 (Responsible for LPG & Ammonia Business) General Manager of Energy Business Strategy Division

4) Group Executive Officers on and after April 1, 2022

Title Name Responsibilities & Group Company in Charge
Group Executive Officer Kazuhiko Kikuchi Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Dry Bulk Business, MOL Drybulk Ltd. (President and Representative Director)
Group Executive Officer Akira Sasa MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. (Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer)
Group Executive Officer Ryoji Mitani MOL Information Systems, Ltd. (President and Representative Director)

2. Changes of Directors and Auditors : June 21, 2022
1) Retiring of Director

Name New Present : As of April 1, 2022
Akihiko Ono Adviser to MOL Director

2) Changes of Auditors
(1) Newly appointed Auditor

Name New Present
Satoru Mitsumori Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Asahi Law Offices

(2) Retiring Auditor

Name New Present
Hideki Yamashita Retiring Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

3) Directors and Auditors on and after June 21, 2022

Directors Name
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board (*2) Junichiro Ikeda
Representative Director, President (*2) Takeshi Hashimoto
Representative Director (*2) Toshiaki Tanaka
Director Kenta Matsuzaka
Director Yutaka Hinooka
Outside Director Hideto Fujii
Outside Director Etsuko Katsu
Outside Director Masaru Onishi

 

Audit & Supervisory Board Members Name
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Toshiaki Takeda
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Masanori Kato
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Junko Imura
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Satoru Mitsumori

*2: Assignment of Representative Director is subject to the resolution of the Board of Directors which is scheduled to be
held after the approval of changing Directors at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.