Tokyo – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it has decided on the following changes to its Directors, Auditors and Executive Officers. The changes of Directors and Auditors are subject to approval at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on June 21, 2022.

1. Changes of Representative Directors and Executive Officers: April 1, 2022
1) Changes of Representative Directors

NameNewPresent
Akihiko OnoDirectorRepresentative Director
Toshiaki TanakaRepresentative DirectorDirector

2) Changes of Executive Officers
(1) Establishment of Group Executive Officers
MOL will establish the position of the “Group Executive Officer” in addition to Executive Officers, serving as the president of key group companies in MOL group management strategies, with the aim of linking such strategies and individual strategies of key group companies in an efficient manner. MOL will develop the management plan (Rolling Plan) and address the sustainability issues by demonstrating our group’s collective strength.
(2) Promoted Executive Officers

NameNewPresent
Toshiaki TanakaExecutive Vice PresidentExecutive OfficerSenior ManagingExecutive Officer
Yutaka HinookaSenior ManagingExecutive OfficerManaging Executive Officer
Toshinobu ShinodaSenior ManagingExecutive OfficerManaging Executive Officer
Hirotoshi UshiokuSenior ManagingExecutive OfficerManaging Executive Officer
Osamu SakuradaManaging Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Ryusuke KimuraManaging Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Mitsuhisa TanimotoManaging Executive OfficerExecutive Officer
Hisashi UmemuraManaging Executive OfficerExecutive Officer

(3) Newly appointed Executive Officers

NameNewPresent
Ajay SinghManaging Executive OfficerAdvisor of LNG Carrier Division / Offshore Gas Project Division
Jotaro TamuraManaging Executive OfficerGeneral Manager of Corporate Planning Division
Kazuhiro TakahashiExecutive OfficerGeneral Manager of Tanker Division
Yasuchika NomaExecutive OfficerGeneral Manager of Offshore Project Division
Tsunemichi MukaiExecutive OfficerGeneral Manager of Ferry and Associated Business Division
Tomoaki IchidaExecutive OfficerGeneral Manager of Energy Business Strategy Division
Akira SasaGroup Executive Officer Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd.Director/Executive Officer of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd.

(4) Appointment of Group Executive Officers

NamePresent
Kazuhiko KikuchiManaging Executive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd President and Representative Director of MOL Drybulk Ltd.
Akira SasaDirector/Executive Officer of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd.
Ryoji MitaniExecutive Officer of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

(5) Retiring Executive Officers: March 31, 2022

NameNew: As of April 1, 2022Present
Akihiko OnoDirectorRepresentative Director, Executive Vice President Executive Officer
Masato KoikeAdviser to Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. (To be appointed as Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. in June) (*1)Managing Executive Officer
Hiroyuki NakanoPresident of Chugoku Shipping Agencies Ltd. (*1)Managing Executive Officer
Kyoya NittaManaging Executive Officer of MOL Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (To be appointed as Director, Managing Executive Officer of MOL Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. in June) (*1)Executive Officer
Akio MitsutaDirector, Chairman of the board of MOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. (*1)Executive Officer

*1: Appointment of Director is subject to the approval at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of each company.

3) Executive Officers and their Responsibilities on and after April 1, 2022

TitleNameResponsibilities
Chairman Executive OfficerJunichiro Ikeda 
President, Chief Executive OfficerTakeshi HashimotoOverall management
Executive Vice President Executive OfficerToshiaki TanakaAssistant to President, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer, Responsible for; Environment & Sustainability Strategy Division, Corporate Marketing Division, Supervisor for Corporate Communication Division
Senior Managing Executive OfficerKenta MatsuzakaDirector General, Headquarters of Energy Business, Responsible for; Europe and Africa Area, Work Efficiency Improvement
Senior Managing Executive OfficerYutaka HinookaChief Compliance Officer, Assistant to Chief Safety Officer Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Safety Operations, Responsible for; Secretaries & General Affairs Division, Legal Division (effective June 2022), Liner Business Management Division, Real Property Business Division
Senior Managing Executive OfficerToshinobu ShinodaDirector General, Headquarters of Dry Bulk Business, Responsible for; Dry Bulk Business Planning & Co-ordination Division, Iron Ore and Coal Carrier Division
Senior Managing Executive OfficerHirotoshi UshiokuDirector General, Headquarters of Product Transport & Real Property Business, Responsible for; The Americas Area, Car Carrier Division
Managing Executive OfficerHirofumi KuwataAssociate Director General, Headquarters of Dry Bulk Business, Deputy Director General, Headquarters of Energy Business, Responsible for; Integrated Wind & Carbon Power Solutions, – Carbon Power Solution Unit – Wind Power Projects Unit Secondarily Responsible for Ferry and Associated Business Division
Managing Executive OfficerNobuo ShiotsuResponsible for East/South East Asia and Oceania Area, Managing Director of MOL (Asia Oceania) Pte. Ltd., Managing Director of MOL Treasury Management Pte. Ltd.
Managing Executive OfficerJunko MoroChief Human Resource Officer, Responsible for; Human Resources Division, Secretaries & General Affairs Division (Secretaries)
Managing Executive OfficerOsamu SakuradaDeputy Director General, Headquarters of Product Transport & Real Property Business, Responsible for; Regional Strategy in Japan, Port Projects & Logistics Business Division
Managing Executive OfficerRyusuke KimuraChief Information Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Responsible for DX Co-Creation Unit, Supervisor for MOL Information Systems, Ltd.
Managing Executive OfficerMitsuhisa TanimotoChief Safety Officer, Director General, Headquarters of Safety Operations, Responsible for; Human Resources Division, Marine Safety Division, Global Maritime Resources Division Secondarily Responsible for; Offshore Technical Division, Smart Shipping Division
Managing Executive OfficerHisashi UmemuraChief Financial Officer, Responsible for; Corporate Communication Division Finance Division, Accounting Division
Managing Executive OfficerAjay SinghResponsible for South Asia and the Middle East
Managing Executive OfficerJotaro TamuraResponsible for; Corporate Planning Division, Business Process Re-engineering, Structural Reforms
Executive OfficerMitsuru EndoDeputy Director General, Headquarters of Safety Operations, Responsible for; Marine Technical Management Division, Liquefied Gas Ship Management Strategies Division, Secondarily Responsible for; Marine Safety Division, Smart Shipping Division
Executive OfficerMakoto YamaguchiChief Technical Officer, Director General, Headquarters of Technology Innovation, Responsible for; Technical Division, Offshore Technical Division, Smart Shipping Division
Executive OfficerKazuya HamazakiResponsible for; Integrated Liquefied Gas Transport & Offshore Projects – Liquefied Gas Unit 1 (Responsible for Japan,South East Asia & South Asia LNG Business), – Liquefied Gas Unit 2 (Responsible for China, Korea, Middle East, Europe, Africa, North & South America, Oceania LNG Business), – Liquefied Gas Unit 3 (Responsible for Arctic Ocean, FSRU, Powership Business), Liquefied Gas Ship Management Strategies Division
Executive OfficerKazuhiro TakahashiResponsible for; Bunker Business Division, Integrated Tanker & Offshore Projects -Tanker Unit
Executive OfficerYasuchika NomaResponsible for ; Offshore Technical Division, Integrated Tanker & Offshore Projects – Offshore Unit)
Executive OfficerTsunemichi MukaiResponsible for Ferry and Associated Business Division
Executive OfficerTomoaki IchidaResponsible for; Energy Business Strategy Division, Bunker Business Division, Integrated Liquefied Gas Transport & Offshore Projects – Liquefied Gas Unit 1 (Responsible for LPG & Ammonia Business) General Manager of Energy Business Strategy Division

4) Group Executive Officers on and after April 1, 2022

TitleNameResponsibilities & Group Company in Charge
Group Executive OfficerKazuhiko KikuchiDeputy Director General, Headquarters of Dry Bulk Business, MOL Drybulk Ltd. (President and Representative Director)
Group Executive OfficerAkira SasaMOL Chemical Tankers Pte. Ltd. (Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer)
Group Executive OfficerRyoji MitaniMOL Information Systems, Ltd. (President and Representative Director)

2. Changes of Directors and Auditors : June 21, 2022
1) Retiring of Director

NameNewPresent : As of April 1, 2022
Akihiko OnoAdviser to MOLDirector

2) Changes of Auditors
(1) Newly appointed Auditor

NameNewPresent
Satoru MitsumoriOutside Audit & Supervisory Board MemberAsahi Law Offices

(2) Retiring Auditor

NameNewPresent
Hideki YamashitaRetiringOutside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

3) Directors and Auditors on and after June 21, 2022

DirectorsName
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board (*2)Junichiro Ikeda
Representative Director, President (*2)Takeshi Hashimoto
Representative Director (*2)Toshiaki Tanaka
DirectorKenta Matsuzaka
DirectorYutaka Hinooka
Outside DirectorHideto Fujii
Outside DirectorEtsuko Katsu
Outside DirectorMasaru Onishi
Audit & Supervisory Board MembersName
Audit & Supervisory Board MemberToshiaki Takeda
Audit & Supervisory Board MemberMasanori Kato
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board MemberJunko Imura
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board MemberSatoru Mitsumori

*2: Assignment of Representative Director is subject to the resolution of the Board of Directors which is scheduled to be
held after the approval of changing Directors at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.