2019.06.28 Release

Announcement of Changes of Directors and Auditors

ExaWizards Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director & President: Ko Ishiyama) announces the following changes to the Directors and Auditors, which were appointed at the General Shareholders’ Meeting on June 28, 2019 and later approved at our Board of Directors’ meeting and Auditors’ meeting.


  1. Directors and Executive Officers on and after June 28, 2019




Ko Ishiyama

Representative Director & President

Makoto Haruta

Director & Chairman

Yutaka Sakane


Tomohiro Tange

Outside Director

Yasushi Shingai

Outside Director

Toshihiko Hiura (newly appointed)

Outside Director

Kenichi Kato

Full-time Auditor (Outside Auditor)

Masaru Iida (newly appointed)

Outside Auditor

Manabu Sato (newly appointed)

Outside Auditor

Satoshi Ishino

Executive Officer

Takuma Oue

Executive Officer

Sachiyo Yasuda

Executive Officer



  1. Profiles of newly appointed officers

¢ Newly appointed Director

Name: Toshihiko Hiura

Date of birth: October 1, 1959

1983 (Apr.): Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (current Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)

1986 (Feb.): Joined Bain & Company

1991 (Jun.): Graduated Harvard Business School (MBA)

1997 (Jan.): Partner, Bain & Company

2008 (Jan.): Representative Partner, Bain & Company Tokyo

2014 (Apr.): Chairman, Bain & Company Tokyo

2017 (Jul.): Advisory Partner, Bain & Company Tokyo (present post)

Outside Director, ARUHI Corporation (present post)



¢ Newly appointed Auditor

Name: Masaru Iida

Date of birth: February 15, 1967

1989 (Apr.):    Joined Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. (current Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)

1993 (May):    Completed Master’s Program at Law School of University of Pennsylvania (LL.M) in the US

1996 (Apr.):    Acting General Manager, Financial Products Development Department, Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. (current Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)

2001 (Apr.):    Acting General Manager, Planning Department, Treasury Unit, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

2008 (Mar.):    Completed Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University

2009 (Dec.):    Registered as member of Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association (new 62nd period)

2010 (Jan.):     Joined Masuda & Partners Law Office

2011 (Jul.):     Representative Lawyer, Iida Business Law Office (present post)


Name: Manabu Sato

Date of birth:  October 24, 1964

1988 (Apr.):    Joined Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. (current Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)

1992 (Jul.):     Acquired master’s degree at London School Economics and Political Science, UK (MSc. in Accounting and Finance)

2004 (Apr.):    Registered as a Certified Public Accountant

2011 (Jan.):     General Manager, Financial Research Department, Corporate Planning Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

2015 (Oct.):    General Manager, Nagoya Corporate Business Office III, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

2017 (Apr.):    General Manager, Planning Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

2018 (May):    General Manager, Administration Headquarters and General Manager, Accounting Department, Fujimak Corporation

2019 (Jan.):     Partner, PwC Advisory LLC (present post)


  1. Retiring Directors and Auditors



Makoto Aou


Toshikazu Furuya

Fellow Director

Yoichi Takebayashi

Fellow Outside Director

Takehiko Ikenaga

Outside Auditor

Kousuke Nonaka

Outside Auditor

Tsutomu Nozaki

Outside Auditor

Yoshihiro Matsumoto

Outside Auditor



[Profile of ExaWizards Inc.]

Company name: ExaWizards Inc.

Address: 5F, Sumitomo Hamamatsucho Bldg., Hamamatsu-cho 1-18-16, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Founded: February 2016

Representative: Representative Director & President: Ko Ishiyama

Business: Development of AI-enabled services for industrial innovation and solving social problems

URL: https://exawizards.com/

ExaWizards Inc. Public Relation Division