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Naoto Shiraiwa

President, CEO and Director

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1985 Joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (Currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
Jul.2002 Managing Director, The Bank of The West
Jun.2004 Director, Japan Investment Adviser Limited Private Company (Currently KODO Holding Co., Ltd.)
Jan.2006 President, CEO and Director, Japan Investment Adviser Limited Private Company (Current Position)
Sep.2006 Established Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. President and CEO (Current Position)
Jan.2007 Established CAIJ. Inc. (Currently Finspire. Inc.), President and CEO
Oct.2013 Chairman, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Sep.2015 Representative, Nihon Securities Journal Inc.
Reason for Election
Mr. Naoto Shiraiwa is the founder of the Company, and has implemented growth strategies swiftly as a president based on his plentiful experience and broad perspective covering finance since the establishment of the Company, leading our corporate group while increasing our corporate value, etc.
Since it was judged that he remains indispensable for our sustainable growth and mid/long-term improvement in our corporate value, the Company reelects.

Teiji Ishikawa

Director , responsible for Business Development

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1985 Joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (Currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
Jun.1999 Seconded to Sanwa Business Credit (Currently Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc.)
Apr.2010 Established Aviation Plus, CEO
Aug.2011 President and CEO, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Oct.2011 Joined Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.
Mar.2014 Director, the Company (Current Position)
Dec.2015 Director, Vallair Capital SAS. (Current Position)
Oct.2017 Director, JLPS Ireland Limited (Current Position)
Reason for Election
Mr. Teiji Ishikawa possesses long-term business experience in financial institutions and advanced perspectives, and since 2014, he has contributed to the expansion of the scale of operating lease transactions, including aircraft, as a Director and head of the business development section of the Company.
It can be expected that he will enhance the effectiveness of the decision making and supervision functions of the board of directors by utilizing his excellent track records and plentiful knowledge, to contribute to the further growth of the Company and the mid/long-term improvement in our corporate value. Accordingly, the Company reelects.

Yoshitaka Murata

Director , responsible for Sales(Western Japan)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1986 Joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (Currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
Sep.2002 Seconded to Mobit Co., Ltd. (currently SMBC Mobit Co., Ltd.)
Apr.2008 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd.
Apr.2009 Managing Executive Officer, CAIJ, Inc.(Currently FINSPIRE, Inc.)
Oct.2013 Senior Managing Director, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Mar.2014 Director, the Company (Current Position)
Reason for Election
Mr. Yoshitaka Murata possesses long-term marketing experience in financial institutions and advanced perspectives, and since 2014, he has contributed to the growth of our business performance from the aspect of marketing while enriching our marketing base as a Director and head of the marketing section of the Company. Since 2019, he has concentrated on the enhancement of marketing in western Japan, which is recognized as an area for expansion of strategic marketing.
It can be expected that he will enhance the effectiveness of the decision making and supervision functions of the board of directors by utilizing his excellent track records and plentiful knowledge, to contribute to the further growth of the Company and the mid/long-term improvement in our corporate value. Accordingly, the Company reelects.

Takeshi Sugimoto

Director, responsible for Administration

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1987 Joined Nikko Securities Co., Ltd. (Currently SMBC Nikko Securities.)
Feb.2004 Joined FinTech Global Incorporated
Jun.2004 Director FinTech Global Incorporated
Mar.2014 Joined Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd..
Apr.2015 Executive Officer, General Manager Corporate Administration Division, and Director Corporate Planning Department
Oct.2016 Executive Officer, General Manager Corporate Administration Division
Jun.2017 Auditor, FINSPIRE, Inc.
Mar.2018 Director, the Company (Current Position)
Mar.2020 Director, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Reason for Election
Mr. Takeshi Sugimoto possesses plentiful business experience in the sections of management planning, business administration, etc. Since 2018, he has contributed to the fortification of governance of our corporate group by controlling all management tasks as a Director and head of the management department.
It can be expected that he will enhance the effectiveness of the decision making and supervision functions of the board of directors by utilizing his excellent track records and plentiful knowledge, to contribute to the further growth of the Company and the mid/long-term improvement in our corporate value. Accordingly, the Company reelects.

Takashi Mori

Director(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1966 Joined The Sanwa Bank, Limited (Currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.)
Jun.1987 CEO, SANWA International Finance Limited (Hong Kong)
Jun.1994 Director, Shinjuku-shintoshin Branch Manager
May.1997 Managing Director, New York Branch Manager
Apr.2000 Senior Managing Officer, New York Branch Manager
Apr.2001 CEO, UFJ Asset Management.(Currently MU Investments Co., Ltd.)
Jun.2005 CEO, Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd.
May.2009 CEO, Nichii Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Mar.2013 Director(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Apr.2015 Director,NMP Specialist Inc.
Reason for Election
Mr. Takashi Mori has given helpful advice, proposals, etc. actively at meetings of the board of directors since he was appointed as an Outside Director of the Company, based on his long-term experience in the field of international finance and outstanding management skills in business companies.
In addition, he is independent of the management that executes business, and there is no risk of causing a conflict of interest with general shareholders. Accordingly, the Company reelected him as an Outside Director, hoping that his knowledge, experience, etc. will be utilized for supervision of business administration.

Shunji Yanai

Director(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1961 Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jul.1997 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Oct.1999 Ambassador to the United States of America
Jun.2003 Outside Director of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Apr.2004 Chuo University Graduate School of Law Professor
Oct.2005 Judges, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Jul.2007 Specially Appointed Professor, Waseda University
Jun.2010 Outside Director of Nifco Inc
Oct.2011 President, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Sep.2014 Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Current Position)
Feb.2015 Director, Proudfoot Japan Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Apr.2015 Asahi University Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law, Visiting Professor
Mar.2016 Director(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Reason for Election
Mr. Shunji Yanai has served as Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, an Ambassador to the United States of America., and the Judge of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, so he possesses profound knowledge of international affairs and viewpoint of diversity. Since he was appointed as an Outside Director of the Company, he has given appropriate opinions, suggestions, etc. actively at meetings of the board of directors.
In addition, he is independent of the management that executes business, and there is no risk of causing a conflict of interest with general shareholders. Accordingly, the Company reelected him as an Outside Director, hoping that his knowledge, experience, etc. will be utilized for supervision of business administration.

Akira Maekawa

Director(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1999 Registered as an attorney at law, Member of the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association. Joined Okamura Law Office
Feb.2006 Worked as Financial Securities Inspector for Kanto Finance Bureau of the Ministry of Finance
Jan.2008 Joined Masuda & Partners Law Office
Aug.2009 Manager, Maekawa Akira Law Office
Apr.2010 Lecturer, Rikkyo University
Sep.2010 Visiting Professor, Kokugakuin University Law School
Feb.2011 Partner, IOTA Law Offices (Current Position)
Apr.2016 Vice-president, the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
Apr.2017 Councilor, Chacha Nursery Group (Current Position)
Mar.2018 Director(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Apr.2018 Tokyo Summary Court Mediator (Current Position)
Reason for Election
Based on his knowledge and experience as a legal specialist, Mr. Akira Maekawa has given appropriate opinions, suggestions, etc. actively from the viewpoints of legal risks and compliance at meetings of the board of directors since he was appointed as an Outside Director of the Company.
In addition, he is independent of the management that executes business, and there is no risk of causing a conflict of interest with general shareholders. Accordingly, the Company reelected him as an Outside Director, hoping that his knowledge, experience, etc. will be utilized for supervision of business administration.

Kiyoto Ido

Director(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1973 Entered the Ministry of Finance (MOF)
Mar.1980 Consul, Consulate-General of Japan, Frankfurt in West Germany
Jul.1989 Deputy General Manager, Finance Dept., Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.
Jun.1993 Director, International Finance Bureau, the Ministry of Finance of Japan
Jul.1998 Counselor, Minister's Secretariat (Deputy Vice Minister)
Deputy Director-General, Minister's Secretariat (in charge of International Bureau)
Jun.1999 Minister, the Embassy of Japan, Washington, D. C.
Jul.2002 Deputy Director-General, Minister's Secretariat (in charge of International Bureau), MOF
Jan.2003 Senior Deputy Director-General, the International Bureau, MOF
Jul.2004 Director-General, the International Bureau, MOF
Aug.2006 Executive Director, Bank of Japan
Apr.2011 Vice Chairman, Institute for International Economic Studies
Jun.2014 Outside Board Member, Nidec Corporation
Mar.2021 Director(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Director(Outside), Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Current position)
Reason for Election
Mr. Kiyoto Ido has served as Director-General of the International Bureau of the Ministry of Finance, Executive Director of the Bank of Japan, and Outside Director of a business corporation, and has a high level of insight into domestic and international financial conditions and corporate governance.
Therefore, he can be expected to provide appropriate opinions and recommendations to the Board of Directors.
In addition, he is independent of the management that executes business, and there is no risk of causing a conflict of interest with general shareholders. Accordingly, the Company elected him as an Outside Director, hoping that his knowledge, experience, etc. will be utilized for supervision of business administration.

Osamu Kobayashi

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1967 Joined Ministry of Finance, Kanto Local Finance Bureau
Jul.1997 Inspector of Financial Instruments, Financial Services Department, Kanto Local Finance Bureau
Jul.2001 Officer, Hokuriku Local Finance Bureau Toyama Local Finance Offices
Jul.2003 Inspector General, Financial Services Department, Tohoku Local Finance Bureau
Jul.2004 Associate Director, Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan Inspection Department
Jul.2008 Director, ITOCHU Capital Securities, Ltd.
Mar.2013 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Oct.2013 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd.(Current Position)
Reason for Election
Osamu Kobayashi worked for a long period of time at the Finance Bureau of the Ministry of Finance and has considerable knowledge of finance and financial accounting. As as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company, he provides advice and recommendations based on his extensive experience and knowledge at meetings of the Board of Directors and the Audit & Supervisory Board, and plays an appropriate role in ensuring the soundness of management. He has been appointed as an Audit & Supervisory Board of Member of the Company in the hope that his knowledge and experience will continue to be utilized in the auditing of the Company.

Hitoshi Komatsuzawa

Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1966 Joined Japan Finance Corporation for Small and Medium Enterprise(Currently Japan Finance Corporation)
Feb.1973 Business trustee representative,Tokyo Micro Motor Co.
Jun.1993 Counseller for GA and Acounting, Sanshodo Co.,Ltd.
Apr.1995 Representative, Akita Wood Industry Co.
Dec.1997 CEO, Dohosha Publishing.(Currently Dohosha Media Plan, Ltd.)
Apr.2004 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, U-REAG Corporation
Jul.2007 Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside), Ikiikisedainokai Planning Co.,Ltd.(Currently SBI IKIIKI SSI Inc.)
Jul.2013 Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Sep.2015 Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Nihon Securities Journal Inc. (Current Position)
Reason for Election
Hitoshi Komatsuzawa has a wealth of experience and knowledge as a manager of a financial institution and a business company, and as a manager of a company. In addition, he has provided effective suggestions and recommendations from the perspective of management oversight to the Board of Directors.
We hope that he will continue to utilize his knowledge and experience in the Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company, and therefore we have appointed him as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.

Hisao Yamaguchi

Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside)

Career/Reason for Election

Apr.1961 Joined Nagoya Regional Taxation Bureau
Jul.1989 Special Examiner, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau First Examination and Criminal Investigation Department
Jul.1995 Senior Professor, National Tax College
Jul.1999 Director of Omori Tax Office
Jul.2000 Director of Oji Tax Office
Aug.2001 Yamaguchi Hisao Tax Consultants.(Current Position)
Jun.2008 Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside), Hunet Co., Ltd. (Currently RISE Co.,ltd.)
Jun.2009 Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside), AIM SERVICES Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Feb.2014 Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Outside), Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd. (Current Position)
Jun.2016 Director(Outside,Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), Home Position Co.,Ltd.(Current Position)
Reason for Election
Hisao Yamaguchi has held a number of important positions at the National Tax Agency and has also worked as a tax accountant, providing guidance on all aspects of corporate management.Since his appointment as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company, he has actively and meaningfully provided advice and suggestions to the Audit & Supervisory Board. In addition, he has provided effective suggestions and recommendations from the perspective of management oversight to the Board of Directors.
We hope that he will continue to utilize his knowledge and experience in the Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company, and therefore we have appointed him as an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.