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About Square Enix Group

Executive Biographies

Board of Directors

President and Representative Director
Yosuke Matsuda
Date of Birth: April 27, 1963
Oct. 2001
Senior Vice President, SQUARE CO., LTD. (currently SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
Apr. 2003
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Accounting and Financial Division, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jun. 2004
Director and CFO
Feb. 2006
Director, TAITO CORPORATION
Oct. 2008
Director and CFO, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Mar. 2013
Senior Executive Managing Director and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Apr. 2013
President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Jun. 2013
President and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Jan. 2016
Director, TAITO CORPORATION (incumbent)
Others
Director, COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SUPPLIER'S ASSOCIATION(CESA) (May 2013- )
Director
Yukinobu Chida
Date of Birth: September 29, 1950
Aug. 1982
Director, ENIX CORPORATION (currently SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.)
Mar. 1988
Director, Enix Products
Apr. 1989
Managing Director and General Manager, Product Development Division, ENIX CORPORATION
Jul. 1992
Executive Director, Software Development Division, Publication Division, Toy Development Division, and Publication Sales Division
Oct. 2000
Vice Chairman and Director
Oct. 2002
Director
Apr. 2003
Director , SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Oct. 2008
Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Jun. 2014
Director , SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Director*
Yukihiro Yamamura
Date of Birth: October 30, 1963
Apr. 1996
Deputy General Manager, Sales Division, Transcosmos Inc.
Apr. 1997
Director, Deputy General Manager, Business Planning & Development Division
Oct. 1997
President and Representative Director, DoubleClick Japan Inc. (currently Transcosmos Inc.)
Jun. 2000
Representative Director, Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2008
Representative Director and CEO, Glam Media Japan Corp. (currently Mode Media Japan Corporation)
Jun. 2013
Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Sept. 2014
Representative Director, Puzzle Ring Inc. (incumbent)
May. 2015
Director, Project8 Inc.(incumbent)
Aug. 2015
Director, Visionary Works Co., Ltd.(incumbent)
Director*
Yuji Nishiura
Date of Birth: January 3, 1953
Apr. 1993
Director, Executive Vice President and Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (currently PwC Consulting LLC)
Feb. 2000
Representative Director, President and Partner
Oct. 2002
Representative Director, CEO and Managing Partner, Roland Berger and Partner Japan Ltd. (currently Roland Berger Ltd.)
Jan. 2006
Japan Representative and Managing Director, AlixPartners Asia, LLC
Jan. 2011
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, AlixPartners, LLP
Dec. 2012
Director, AXA Japan Holding Co., Ltd. (currently AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.)
Chairman and Director, AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2013
Chairman and Director, AXA General Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2014
Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Oct. 2014
Chairman and Director, AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2015
Chairman and Representative Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Club Co., Ltd.
Director*
Masato Ogawa
Date of Birth: December 7, 1954
Apr. 2009
Corporate Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Planning, ALL Nippon Airways Co., LTD. (currently ANA HOLDINGS INC.)
Jun. 2011
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nagoya Region, chubu sales Headquarter, ALL Nippon Airways Co., LTD.
Apr. 2013
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nagoya Region, chubu sales Headquarter, ALL Nippon Airways Co., LTD.
Apr. 2015
Executive Vice President and COO, ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2017
Chairman of the Board, ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd. (incumbent)
Jun. 2018
Director, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (incumbent)

Director*
(Audit & Supervisory Committee Member) (Standing)
Ryoichi Kobayashi
Date of Birth: October 25, 1946
Apr. 1971
Joined Nomura Computing Center Co., Ltd. (NCC) (currently, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.)
Oct. 1986
President, NCC America
Jun. 1994
Director, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Jul. 1996
Managing Director, NRI Data Services, Ltd. (currently Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.)
Jun. 1999
Executive Director
Jun. 2002
Auditor, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Jun. 2007
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (incumbent)
Jun. 2008
Outside Director, Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2008
Audit & Supervisory Board Member(Standing), SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Jun. 2018
Director(Audit & Supervisory Committee Member) (Standing) (incumbent)
Director*
(Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Ryuji Matsuda
Date of Birth: April 30, 1955
Apr. 1986
Registered as Attorney and CPA
Joined Kawai, Takeuchi, Nishimura and Inoue Law Office
Jan. 1988
Joined Miyake, Hatazawa and Yamazaki Law Offices
Jul. 1992
Opened Matsuda Law Office (up to the present)
Jun. 2007
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jun. 2008
Outside Corporate Auditor, SEIKA CORPORATION
Oct. 2008
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Jun. 2018
Director(Audit & Supervisory Committee Member) (incumbent)
Director*
(Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Tadao Toyoshima
Date of Birth: April 23, 1955
Mar. 1979
Joined Pricewaterhouse
Sep. 1987
Joined Asahi Shinwa & Co. (currently, KPMG AZSA LLC)
Oct. 1987
Registered as a Certified Public Accountant録
Jun. 2004
Representative Partner, AZSA & Co.
(currently, KPMG AZSA LLC).
Jul. 2010
Partner, KPMG AZSA LLC.
May. 2014
Outside Corporate Auditor, CAREERLINK CO., LTD.
May. 2015
Full-time Outside Corporate Auditor, CAREERLINK CO., LTD.
Mar. 2016
Supervisory Director, Mitsui Fudosan Logistics Park Inc.(incumbent)
Jun. 2017
Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Jun. 2018
Director(Audit & Supervisory Committee Member) (incumbent)

* Outside Director specified in Article 2, Item 15 of the Companies Act


Honorary Chairman

Honorary Chairman
Yasuhiro Fukushima
Date of Birth: August 18, 1947
Sep. 1975
Founded Eidansha Boshu Service Center, President and Representative Director
Aug .1982
President and Representative Director, ENIX CORPORATION
Apr. 1989
ENIX CORPORATION, KONIKA ENIX, and Enix Products merged into Eidansha Boshu Service Center, renamed ENIX CORPORATION (currently, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), President and Representative Director
Oct. 2000
Chairman, CEO and Representative Director
Apr. 2003
Chairman and Representative Director, SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Jun.2004
Honorary Chairman
Oct. 2008
Honorary Chairman, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (incumbent)