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Yasuchika Hasegawa
Chairman, ISL (Institute for Strategic Leadership)

Yasuchika Hasegawa was Chairman of the Board of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. He has been with the company since 1970, including three years in Germany and ten years in the United States as Vice President and then President of TAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Chicago. He joined Takeda’s Board of Directors in 1999, became President in 2003, Chief Executive Officer in 2009, and Chairman in 2014. He retired from Takeda in June 2019.
Mr. Hasegawa was also Chairman of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) from 2011 to April 2015, and was a member of the Abe government’s Industrial Competitiveness Council in 2013 and 2014. He graduated from Waseda University.

Yoichiro Ushioda
Former Representative Executive Officer, Chairman and CEO,
LIXIL Group Corporation

Mr. Ushioda joined Toyo Sash Co., Ltd. Toyo Sash Co., Ltd. changed its name to Tostem Corporation, Tostem INAX Holding Corporation, JS Group Corporation, and to LIXIL Group Corporation. Mr. Ushioda served as branch manager, sales planning manager, product development manager, total quality control (TQC) manager, and vice president (account and finance). In 2006, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of LIXIL Group Corporation. Beginning in 2012, he served as Director and Chairman of the Board of the company, and was concurrently appointed as Representative Executive Officer, Chairman and CEO in November 2018. He retired from LIXIL in June 2019.

Mr. Ushioda holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Tokyo and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Hiroo Mori
Executive Vice President, Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Mr. Hiroo Mori is Director and Executive Vice President of Mori Building Co., Ltd., President of Shanghai World Financial Center Co., Ltd., and President and CEO of Mori Hospitality Corporation.

Mr. Mori joined Mori Building Co., Ltd. in 1995, became Managing Director in 2000, and has been Senior Managing Director since 2003. In April 2005, Mr. Mori assumed the additional responsibilities of CEO of Shanghai World Financial Center Investment Co., Ltd. He was appointed President and CEO of Hills Club Co., Ltd. in 2011, and after the merger in 2012, President and CEO of Mori Hospitality Corporation. He has a wide range of managerial responsibilities within the Mori Building group, including supervising its PM operations, as well as overseeing the Shanghai World Financial Center project, which opened in 2008 in Shanghai, PRC.

Before joining Mori Building, Mr. Mori worked for the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (IBJ), where he served in numerous posts in its Securities Business and Industrial Research Departments. Graduate of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics in April 1986.