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Counselor
Yasuchika Hasegawa
Corporate Counselor, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.

Yasuchika Hasegawa is Corporate Counselor 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, Chairman in 2014, and Corporate Counselor in 2017. 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.

Counselor
Yoichiro USHIODA
Director, Chairman of the Board, 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 and from 2012, he has served as Director and Chairman of the Board of LIXIL Group Corporation. Currently he also serves as Executive Director of Keidanren, Chairman of LIXIL JS Foundation, Director of WWF Japan, Director of Hakuho Foundation, Director of Nezu Museum, Director of Japan Ceramic Society, Counselor of Lotte Foundation and Counselor of Daishi-kai. 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.


Counselor
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.


 
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