Organisational Structure and Governance

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Partners and Shains Meeting

The Partners and Shains Meeting is the ultimate decision-making body of the Firm. The Meeting resolves matters prescribed by the articles of incorporation of the Firm. The Meeting consists of all Shain members.

Management Committee

The Management Committee consists of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and other executive officers. The Committee is responsible for the overall management of the Firm.

The Chief Executive Officer chairs the Committee and is ultimately responsible for the Firm’s quality control framework.

The current members of Management Committee are as follows:

Chief Executive Officer: Koichiro Kimura
Chief Operating Officer: Hitoshi Kiuchi
Chief Quality Officer: Takaaki Ino
Executive Officer (Leader of Financial Services): Takashi Idesawa
Executive Officer (Leader of Manufacturing, Distribution and Services): Mami Kato
Officer (Leader of Risk and Digital Assurance): Takuei Maruyama
Officer (Co-Leader of Risk & Quality): Isao Ohno

Oversight Board

The Oversight Board oversees management strategies and implementation measures adopted by the Management Committee to ensure transparent governance of the Firm. The Board consists of eight Shain members and acts through the Risk and Quality (R&Q) Committee, which independently oversees the Firm’s risk and quality related activities, the Partner Evaluation Committee, the Audit Committee, which is responsible for the internal auditing of the Firm’s operations, and the Nomination Committee, which identifies and nominates candidate(s) for the position of the Chief Executive Officer.

Public Interest Body

The Public Interest Body (PIB) is comprised of independent non-executive members, the chairman of the Oversight Board and the Chief Executive Officer. The PIB supervises, evaluates and advises the Management Committee on measures to improve the audit quality of the Firm.