Japan Association of Corporate Directors Announces Its Corporate Governance of the Year 2016 Prize Winners

February 20, 2017

In Recognition of Distinctive Corporate Governance

Grand Prize Winner

◆HOYA CORPORATION (Precision Instruments)

Winners

◆ASTELLAS PHARMA INC (Pharmaceutical)
◆KAO CORPORATION (Chemicals)

Japan Association of Corporate Directors (JACD, Chairman: Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman, Orix Corporation), the independent organization for the board and directors, dedicated to promote excellence in governance and directorship, has announced its Corporate Governance of the Year Prize winners 2016.

The Corporate Governance of the Year (Committee Chairman: Atsushi Saito, Chairman of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Japan) honors the companies which have achieved and maintained long term profitability by implementing good corporate governance with the ultimate goal of revitalizing the Japanese economy, since 2015.

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Awarding ceremony has held on February 20th, 2017 in Imperial Hotel Tokyo.

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Japan Association of Corporate Directors
Corporate Governance of the Year 2016

Endorsed by

  • Financial Services Agency
  • Minister of Economy Trade and Industry
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • The Japanese Institute of Certified Pubric Accuontants
  • IR Association of Japan
  • Asian Corporate Governance Association

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    Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki, CEO, HOYA corporation, as Grand Prize Winner Company and Mr. Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman, JACD.

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    Congratulatory speech by Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chairman, Institute of Directors (UK)

    The Nomination Committee members are;

  • Chairman: Atsushi Saito, Chairman of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Japan
  • Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, Chairman of Institute of Directors, UK
  • Kazuhiko Toyama, CEO of Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
  • Kunio Ito, Professor of Graduate School, Hitotsubashi University
  • Shigeyuki Ii, Editorial writer of the Sankei News Paper
  • Yasunori Nakagami, Yasunori Nakagami, Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Misaki Capital Inc.
  • Yo Ota, Attorney-at-Law in Japan & NY, ex. Professor of the University of Tokyo