Every company needs a vision that extends well into the future, growth strategies and other guidelines to maintain a foundation capable of supporting sustained growth.
But the most important element of all is senior executives who have the knowledge, foresight and energy to reach decisions and take actions for achieving a company's objectives. This section presents management philosophies, profiles and other information about the Capcom directors who are responsible for meeting the expectations of the company's stakeholders.
Capcom has seven directors, including three external directors. The opinions and advice of the external directors improve the transparency and reliability of the board of directors. The external directors also strengthen the board's ability to supervise management while facilitating more lively discussions. In addition, Capcom uses the corporate auditor system. The board of auditors has four members, including two external auditors. The external auditors attend meetings of the board of directors and other important meetings, provide objective and fair opinions, and perform other activities. This enables the external auditors to closely supervise the directors to ensure that they perform their duties in a manner that is legal and appropriate. Capcom also uses the executive officer system. By separating the roles of the board of directors, which determines management policies, and the executive officers, who conduct business operations, we have a framework that facilitates rapid decision-making as well as speedy and flexible business operations.
|Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Date of Birth: Dec.15, 1940
|Jul.||1985||President and Representative Director of the Company|
|Apr.||2001||Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company (to present)|
|Jul.||2007||Chairman and Representative Director of the Company (to present)|
|President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Date of Birth: Oct. 19 ,1964
|Apr.||1987||Entered into the Company|
|Jun.||1997||Director of the Company|
|Feb.||1999||Managing Director of the Company|
|Apr.||2001||Senior Managing Director of the Company|
|Jul.||2004||Director and Executive Corporate Officer of the Company|
|Apr.||2006||Director and Executive Vice President of the Company|
|Jul.||2007||Representative Director, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company (to present)|
|Feb.||2015||Representative Director, in charge of Consumer Games Business of the Company (to present)|
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Date of Birth: Aug. 28, 1946
|May||2001||Advisor of the Company|
|Jun.||2001||Director of the Company|
|Jun.||2003||Managing Director of the Company|
|Jul.||2004||Director, Executive Corporate Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and in charge of Corporate Strategies, Administration, President's Office, Affiliated Companies' Management of the Company|
|Jul.||2007||Director, in charge of Corporate Management of the Company (to present)|
|Jul.||2010||Director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company (to present)|
|Apr.||2011||Director, Executive Vice President of the Company (to present)|
|Director and Executive
Date of Birth: Nov. 15, 1963
|Apr.||1985||Entered into the Company|
|Apr.||1999||General Manager of Creative Division 5 of the Company|
|Aug.||1999||Corporate Officer, General Manager of Creative Division 5 of the Company|
|Apr.||2005||Corporate Officer, Head of Contents Expansion Business Division of the Company|
|Apr.||2006||Corporate Officer, Head of Pachinko & Pachislo Business Division of the Company|
|Apr.||2011||Managing Corporate Officer of the Company|
|Apr.||2013||Executive Corporate Officer of the Company (to present)|
Director, in charge of Arcade Business and Pachinko & Pachislo Business of the Company
Director, in charge of Amusement Equipments Business and Arcade Operation Business of the Company (to present)
Date of Birth: May 14, 1932
|Apr.||1957||Entered into the Ministry of Finance|
|Nov.||1973||Personal Secretary to the Minister of Finance|
|Jan.||1977||Executive Secretary to the Prime Minister|
|Jun.||1988||Deputy Vice Minister of Finance|
|Jun.||1990||Director-General, Budget Bureau of the Ministry of Finance|
|Jun.||1991||Administrative Vice Minister of Finance|
|May||1994||Governor of the Export-Import Bank of Japan|
|Oct.||1999||Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation|
|Sep.||2001||Advisor of the Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.|
|Jan.||2002||Chairman of Yomiuri International Economic Society (to present)|
|Jul.||2002||President of Japan Investor Protection Fund|
|Jun.||2004||External Corporate Auditor of Shiseido Co., Ltd.|
|Aug.||2004||President of Capital Market Promotion Foundation (Currently Capital Market Promotion Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)|
|Jun.||2007||External Director of the Company (to present)|
|Jan.||2014||Advisor of Capital Market Promotion Public Interest Incorporated Foundation (to present)|
Date of Birth: May 28, 1949
|Apr.||1975||Admitted to Japanese Bar
(The Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association) Ozaki & Momo-o
|Aug.||1978||Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York|
|Mar.||1979||Admitted to New York Bar|
|Apr.||1989||Partner of Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba (to present)|
|Apr.||1997||Lecturer of Nihon University, Faculty of Law:
International Transaction Law
|Jun.||1999||External Corporate Auditor of Victor Company of Japan, Limited|
|Jun.||2000||External Corporate Auditor of Billing System Corporation|
|Jun.||2003||External Corporate Auditor of Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical, Co., Ltd.|
|Jun.||2004||External Director of the said Company|
|Apr.||2005||External Director of Astellas Pharma Inc.
Lecturer of Hitotsubashi University Faculty and Graduate School of Law: World Business Law
|Jun.||2007||External Director of the Company (to present)|
|Oct.||2008||External Director of JVC KENWOOD Holdings, Inc|
|Jun.||2009||External Corporate Auditor of Toray Industries, Inc. (to present)|
|Mar.||2015||External Director of TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. (to present)|
Date of Birth: Sep. 5, 1940
|Apr.||1964||Entered into The Export-Import Bank of Japan|
|Apr.||1992||General Manager of Personnel Division of the said Bank|
|Apr.||1994||General Manager, Osaka Branch of the said Bank|
|Apr.||1996||Senior General Manager of the said Bank|
|Sep.||1998||Managing Director of Yazaki Corporation|
|Sep.||2000||Senior Managing Director of the said Company|
|Jun.||2006||Vice Chairman of the said Company|
|Jun.||2007||Director and Executive Councilor of the said Company|
|Jun.||2008||Advisor of the said Company|
|Jun.||2009||External Director of the Company (to present)|
Notes) Messrs. Hiroshi Yasuda, Makoto Matsuo and Takayuki Morinaga are External Directors.
Comments from External Director
Fulfilling My Monitoring Function for Internal Controls and Legal Compliance
In recent years, several incidents involving the inappropriate disclosure of information in Japan and overseas have caused investors to demand companies strengthen their internal controls. Furthermore, the Companies Act and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act require the establishment of a "basic policy on internal control systems" to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting, legal compliance and management efficiency as well as the submission of an "internal control report" on the company's financial reporting. On top of this, Capcom is proactively expanding overseas and working to ensure management transparency by making "clearer quantitative management targets" for all of its group companies, in conjunction with their business growth. I am also aware of the importance found in building an optimum governance framework that encompasses global risk management and information management systems.
I will leverage my many years of professional experience and expertise as an attorney to strengthen Capcom's operational audits so as to strengthen the auditing function and enhance internal control and legal compliance based on objective and fair communication. I will also work to disclose information appropriately and promote the enhancement of Capcom's compliance and risk management frameworks in order to respond smoothly and appropriately in the unlikely event that unforeseen incidents should occur.
Reasons for selection of external directors
The external directors were selected for the following reasons.
Hiroshi Yasuda :
Selected based on an overall assessment including character, insight, work experience and other factors.
Makoto Matsuo :
Selected as a qualified individual who can help ensure the effectiveness of corporate governance functions by providing accurate guidance and advice as a legal professional.
Takayuki Morinaga :
Selected based on an overall assessment including management experience at other companies, experience in business operations, personal accomplishments, personal relationships in the business community and other factors.
Remuneration for the directors
Remuneration for the directors of Capcom were as follows for the year that ended in March 2015.
485 million yen was paid to 10 directors (including 32 million yen to the 3 external directors)
Above includes director's bonus of 62 million yen for business activities in the fiscal year.