Tokyo, 6 March 2012 - PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata has appointed Koichiro Kimura as its new Chief Executive Officer at the General Meeting of Partners held on 5 March 2012. Kimura will formally assume the position as of 1 June 2012, succeeding current Chief Executive Officer, Koji Hatsukawa. Hatsukawa’s term expires on 31 May 2012.
New Executive Officer appointments will be announced shortly after decisions have been made.
Born in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka on 4 May 1963 (Age 48)
|Current Title:||Executive Officer, Assurance Leader|
|Education:||March 1987||Graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University with a bachelors degree in economics|
|Career:||October 1986||Joined Aoyama Audit Corp.|
|March 1990||Registered with the JICPA|
|September 1993||Seconded to Price Waterhouse in Chicago, US|
|July 1997||Returned to Aoyama Audit Corp. and admitted as Shain|
|July 2000||Admitted to the partnership of ChuoAoyama Audit Corp. as Daihyo-shain|
|September 2006||Leader of Systems and Process Assurance, PwC Aarata|
|June 2009||Assurance Leader, PwC Aarata|
Koichiro Kimura has been involved in numerous US GAAP and J-GAAP financial statement audits, primarily involving clients in the technology, entertainment, and shipping industries. While on tour in Chicago, Kimura was mainly engaged in audits involving clients in the auto sector. He also engaged in accounting system implementation projects. In addition to XBRL Japan activities, he had been a committee member on XBRL with the JICPA for 3 years. Kimura is currently a member of the PwC Global Assurance Leadership Team, representing Japan.
|Name of organisation:||PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata|
|Date of establishment:||1 June 2006|
|Date business operations commenced:||1 July 2006|
|Capital:||JPY 2,062 million (as of 31 December 2011)|
|Main Office:||Sumitomo Fudosan Shiodome Hamarikyu Bldg. 8-21-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061|
|Staffing:||Total (as of 31 December 2011)||2,115|
|Daihyo-shain and Shain||104|
|CPAs and assistant CPAs||1,216|
|U.S. CPAs and other professionals||454|