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Board of Directors Biographies

Noriyuki Inoue

Position

Chairman of the Board and Chief Global Group Officer

Date of Birth

March 17, 1935

Brief Personal History and Position Held

March 1957
Entered the Company
February 1979
Director of the Company
February 1985
Managing Director of the Company
June 1989
Senior Managing Director of the Company
June 1994
President, Representative Director of the Company
May 1995
Chairman of the Board and President, Representative Director of the Company
June 1996
President, Representative Director of the Company
June 2002
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Company
June 2014
Chairman of the Board and Chief Global Group Officer of the Company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • External Director of The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
  • External Director of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, Inc.
  • Chairman of The Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • Chairman of Specified Nonprofit Corporation of Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra
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Masanori Togawa

Position

Representative Director, President and CEO

Date of Birth

January 11, 1949

Brief Personal History and Position Held

April 1973
Entered the Company
June 2002
Director of the Company
June 2004
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company
July 2006
Member of the HRM and Compensation Advisory Committee of the Company (Current position)
June 2007
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company
June 2011
Representative Director, President and COO of the Company
June 2014
Representative Director, President and CEO of the Company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • Chairman of Internal Control Committee
  • Member of the HRM and Compensation Advisory Committee
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Chiyono Terada

Position

Member of the Board (external)

Date of Birth

January 8, 1947

Brief Personal History and Position Held

June 1976
Founded Art Hikkoshi Center
June 1977
Established Art Hikkoshi Center Co., Ltd. (Currently, Art Corporation), became a President and Representative Director of the above company (Current position)
June 2002
Director of the Company (Current position)
July 2006
Chairman of the HRM and Compensation Advisory Committee of the Company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • Chairman of the HRM and Compensation Advisory Committee
  • President and Representative Director of Art Corporation
  • Chairman and Representative Director of Art Childcare Corporation
  • External Director of Rock Field Co., Ltd.
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Tatsuo Kawada

Position

Member of the Board (external)

Date of Birth

January 27, 1940

Brief Personal History and Position Held

March 1962
Entered Fukui Seiren Kako Co., Ltd. (Currently, Seiren Co., Ltd.)
August 1981
Director of the above company
August 1985
Managing Director of the above company
August 1987
President of the above company
June 2003
President and COO of the above company
October 2005
President, CEO and COO of the above company
June 2011
Chairman, President, CEO and COO of the above company
June 2014
Chairman and CEO of the above company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • Member of the HRM and Compensation Advisory Committee
  • Chairman and CEO of Seiren Co., Ltd.
  • External Director of Hokuriku Electric Power Company
  • External Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Hokuhoku Financial Group, Inc.
  • Chairman of Fukui Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Akiji Makino

Position

Member of the Board (external)

Date of Birth

September 14, 1941

Brief Personal History and Position Held

March 1965
Entered Iwatani Corporation
June 1988
Director of the above company
June 1990
Executive Director of the above company
June 1994
Senior Executive Director of the above company
June 1998
Executive Vice President of the above company
April 2000
President of the above company
June 2004
President and Executive Officer of the above company
June 2012
Chairman, CEO and Executive Officer of the above company

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • Member of the HRM and Compensation Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, CEO and Executive Officer of Iwatani Corporation
  • Chairman of the Board of Iwatani Industrial Gases Corporation
  • Representative Director and Chairman of the Board of Central Sekiyu Gas Corporation Limited
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Ken Tayano

Position

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer

Date of Birth

January 12, 1947

Brief Personal History and Position Held

April 1970
Entered the Company
June 2000
Associate Officer of the Company
June 2002
Senior Associate Officer of the Company
June 2004
Senior Executive Officer of the Company, Representative of China business of the Company (Current position), Member of Global Air Conditioning Committee of the Company (Current position)
May 2009
Chairman of the Board and President of Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (Current position)
June 2011
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company
June 2013
In charge of air conditioning business in Japan of the Company (Current position)
June 2014
Representative Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Current position)
December 2014
Chairman of the Board of Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd. (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • In charge of air conditioning business in Japan and Representative of China business
  • Chairman of the Board and President of Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Chairman of the Board of Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Member of Global Air Conditioning Committee
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Masatsugu Minaka

Position

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer

Date of Birth

July 9, 1953

Brief Personal History and Position Held

October 1983
Entered the Company
July 2005
Director and President of Daikin Europe N.V. (Current position)
June 2007
Associate Officer of the Company, Member of Global Air Conditioning Committee of the Company (Current position)
June 2008
Executive Officer of the Company
June 2010
Senior Executive Officer of the Company
June 2011
Director and Senior Executive Officer (Current position), Representative of air conditioning in Europe, the Middle East and Africa of the Company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • Representative of air conditioning in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • President and Member of the Board of Daikin Europe N.V.
  • Member of Global Air Conditioning Committee
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Jiro Tomita

Position

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer

Date of Birth

August 7, 1949

Brief Personal History and Position Held

April 1970
Entered the Company
June 2008
Associate Officer of the Company
November 2009
Director and Vice President of Daikin Europe N.V.
May 2010
Executive Officer of the Company
June 2010
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company
June 2011
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Current position)
June 2015
In charge of Global Operation Division of the Company (Current position), In charge of Production Engineering of the Company (Current position)
May 2016
Leader of ATT project (Current position), Leader of SSJ project of the Company (Current position)
May 2017
In charge of PD Affiliation Alliance Promotion of the Company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • In charge of Global Operation Division, Production Engineering, PD affiliation alliance promotion
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Takashi Matsuzaki

Position

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer

Date of Birth

December 23, 1958

Brief Personal History and Position Held

April 1982
Entered the Company
June 2004
Executive Officer of the Company
June 2008
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company
June 2010
Senior Executive Officer of the Company
June 2012
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Current position)
June 2015
In charge of R&D in North America (including applied solutions, commercial & industrial refrigeration, filter and dust collection) of the Company
May 2016
Leader of GRT project of the Company (Current position)
May 2017
In charge of R&D, Applied Development of the Company (Current position) General Manager of Center Silicon Valley Technology Office of the Company (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • In charge of R&D, Applied Development, General Manager of Center Silicon Valley Technology
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Koichi Takahashi

Position

Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer

Date of Birth

May 24, 1956

Brief Personal History and Position Held

April 1979
Entered the Company
June 2006
Executive Officer of the Company
June 2007
In charge of Accounting, Finance, and Budget (Current position), General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division of the Company (Current position)
June 2010
Director and Executive Officer of the Company
June 2011
Chairman of Information Disclosure Committee (Current position), Chairman of Development Committee for Operational Adequacy Promotion System (Current position)
June 2013
Leader of IZS Project of the Company (Current position)
June 2014
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Current position), In charge of IT development of the company

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • In charge of finance, accounting, budget and IT development, General Manager of Finance and Accounting Division
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Yuan Fang

Position

Member of the Board (non-resident)

Date of Birth

March 9, 1956

Brief Personal History and Position Held

June 1994
Deputy General Manager and General Manager of Sales of Shanghai Office of the Company
June 2009
Senior Executive Officer of Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
June 2011
Director and Senior Executive Officer of the above company
June 2012
Associate Officer of the Company (Current position)
May 2014
Chairman of the Board of Daikin Airconditioning (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Current position)
June 2015
Regional General Manager, air conditioning business in emerging nations in the ASEAN and Oceania of Global Operations Division of the Company (Current position), Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Officer of Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (Current position)

Management positions and other significant positions currently held

  • Regional General Manager, air conditioning business in emerging nations in the ASEAN and Oceania of Global Operations Division
  • Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Officer of Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Chairman of the Board of Daikin Airconditioning (Hong Kong) Ltd.
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