About Us

Corporate Officers

Directors

Chairman and Director

Hisao Taki

Biography

April 1963
Joined Mitsubishi Metal Mining Company Ltd. (now Mitsubishi Material Corporation)
October 1989
Director, Gurunavi, Inc.
June 1993
Chairman, Japan Traffic Culture Association (current)
December 1999
Chairman and President, Representative Director, Gurunavi, Inc.
June 2001
Chairman and Representative Director, Gurunavi, Inc.
March 2004
Chairman and Director, Gurunavi, Inc.
February 2010
Chairman and Representative Director, Gurunavi, Inc.
October 2010
President and Representative Director, Gurunavi Research Institute Inc. (current)
April 2011
Chairman and Director, NKB Inc. (current)
June 2019
Chairman and Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)
President and Representative Director

Akio Sugihara

Biography

March 1996
Started an internet service company
February 1997
Participated in MDM, Inc. (now Rakuten, Inc.) as a co-founder
November 1999
Director, General Manager, New Business Development, Rakuten, Inc.
October 2000
Representative Director, President, Rakuten Books, Inc.
March 2003
Director and Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
April 2006
Director and Group Managing Executive Officer, General Manager, EC Business Division 2, EC Business Company, Rakuten, Inc.
July 2007
Director and Group Managing Executive Officer, CPO (Chief Produce Officer), General Manager, Development and Creative & Web Design General Headquarters, Rakuten, Inc.
April 2012
Director and Group Managing Executive Officer, In charge of Human Resources & General Affairs, Rakuten, Inc.
March 2016
Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
October 2018
Group Managing Executive Officer CHO (Chief Health Officer) of Operation Division Senior Director of Operation Division, Rakuten, Inc.
June 2019
President and Representative Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)
Outside Director

Koichi Tsukihara

Adviser, Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited;
External Director, ELIIY Power Co., Ltd.;
Outside Director, YAMASHITA, LTD.;
Independent Non-Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC;
Independent Non-Executive Officer, Deloitte Tohmatsu LLC

Biography

April 1970
Joined The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC))
June 1997
Director, SMBC
January 2001
Managing Executive Officer, SMBC
June 2003
Managing Director, Managing Executive Officer, SMBC
April 2004
Senior Managing Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, SMBC
April 2005
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG)
June 2005
Vice President, Vice Executive Officer, SMBC
Executive Vice President, SMFG
April 2006
Director, SMBC
May 2006
President and Representative Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited (SMCC)
June 2011
Chairman and Representative Director, SMCC
June 2012
Chairman, SMCC
Outside Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)
June 2013
Special Adviser, SMCC
Outside Corporate Auditor, SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.
External Director, ELIIY Power Co., Ltd. (current)
April 2016
Outside Director, YAMASHITA CORPORATION, LTD. (now YAMASHITA, LTD.) (current)
June 2017
Independent Non-Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC (current)
November 2017
Adviser, SMCC (current)
June 2018
Independent Non-Executive Officer, Deloitte Tohmatsu LLC (current)
Outside Director

Hidehiko Sato

Outside Director, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.;
Outside Director, Resona Holdings, Inc.

Biography

April 1968
Joined National Police Agency
August 2002
Commissioner General, National Police Agency
February 2005
Managing Director, Mutual Aid Association of National Police
June 2011
Registered as lawyer
Outside Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
Outside Director, JS Group Corporation (now LIXIL Group Corporation)
June 2013
Outside Director, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. (current)
June 2014
Outside Director, Resona Bank, Limited.
June 2015
Outside Director, Resona Holdings, Inc. (current)
June 2019
Outside Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)
Outside Director

Hirohisa Fujiwara

Director and Managing Executive Officer, TOKYU CORPORATION

Biography

April 1983
Joined TOKYU CORPORATION
July 2011
Executive Officer, TOKYU CORPORATION
June 2015
Director, TOKYU CORPORATION
April 2018
Director and Managing Executive Officer, TOKYU CORPORATION (current)
June 2019
Outside Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)
Outside Director

Kazunori Takeda

Group Executive Vice President, President of Commerce Company, Rakuten, Inc.;
Vice Chairman and Director, Rakuten Vissel Kobe, Inc.;
Director, Rakuten General Insurance Co., Ltd.;
Representative Director, Rakuten Business Support, Inc.;
Director, Rakuten Baseball, Inc.

Biography

April 1986
Joined, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
July 2006
Joined Rakuten, Inc.
Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
March 2007
Director and Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
March 2016
Director, Rakuten Vissel Kobe, Inc.
July 2016
President of Life & Leisure Company, Rakuten, Inc.
April 2018
Group Executive Vice President, Rakuten, Inc.
July 2018
Group Executive Vice President, President of Commerce Company, Rakuten, Inc. (current)
January 2019
Director, Rakuten General Insurance Co., Ltd. (current)
April 2019
Representative Director, Rakuten Business Support, Inc. (current)
June 2019
Outside Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)
July 2019
Vice Chairman and Director, Rakuten Vissel Kobe, Inc. (current)
July 2019
Director, Rakuten Baseball, Inc. (current)
Outside Director

Naho Kono

Group Managing Executive Officer, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), Senior Vice President of Commerce Company, Rakuten, Inc.;
Director, GirlsAward Inc.;
Director, Rakuten Management, Inc.

Biography

August 2003
Joined Rakuten, Inc.
May 2013
Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
April 2016
Senior Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
April 2017
Group Managing Executive Officer, Rakuten, Inc.
July 2018
Group Managing Executive Officer, Senior Vice President of Commerce Company, Rakuten, Inc.
November 2018
Group Managing Executive Officer, CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), Senior Vice President of Commerce Company, Rakuten, Inc. (current)
June 2019
Outside Director, Gurunavi, Inc. (current)

Executive Officers

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Miho Saito

Sales, Sales Planning

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Teruhisa Yamada

Administration, Corporate Planning, Legal

Managing Executive Officer

Naoki Koshikawa

System Development, Information Systems

Managing Executive Officer

Yoshitaka Inuzuka

Restaurant Services Planning, Media Services Planning, Business Development, LIVE JAPAN Business

Executive Officer

Yohei Udagawa

Sales

Executive Officer

Liu Hao

Global Business Development

Executive Officer

Masaki Kawaguchi

Administration

Executive Officer

Toshio Tamura

Strategy Promotion

Corporate Auditors

Auditor (Full-time)

Kiyoshi Suzuki

Outside Auditor

Tsuneo Ishiwata

Chairman of the Board & Representative Director, Keikyu Corporation;
Outside Director, Tokai Kisen Co., Ltd.;
Outside Director, Tokyo Airport Restaurant Co., Ltd.;
Outside Director, LUMINE WING Co., Ltd.;
Outside Director, YOKOHAMA CITY AIR TERMINAL CO., LTD.;
Chairman, Kanagawa Association of Corporate Executives;
Chairman, Kanagawa-ken Employer's Association

Outside Auditor

Taketeru Minaki

Representative, Minaki and Kitazawa Law office;
Outside Auditor, NKB Inc.

Outside Auditor

Tadaaki Asanuma

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