Executive Officers

Senior Executive Vice Presidents
  • Chihiro Katsuta
    CFO, Raw Materials & Environment
  • Kazuhiko Sakurai
    Paperboard & Household Paper
  • Tetsuo Izawa
    Paper Sales & Marketing, ICT & Logistics
Executive Vice Presidents
  • Yasushi Takei
    Administration & Planning
    General Manager, Corporate Planning Division
  • Mitsutoshi Imamura
    Global Business, Specialties
  • Toru Teshima
    General Manager, Kansai Branch
Senior Vice Presidents
  • Makoto Shirotani
    Raw Materials & Environment
  • Koji Ukeguchi
    General Manager, Newsprint & Publication Paper Sales Division
  • Kagetaka Matsuura
    General Manager, Paper Merchant Sales Division
  • Makoto Shimada
    General Manager, Printer & End User Sales Division
  • Nobuyuki Matsuura
    Deputy General Manager, Kansai Branch
  • Susumu Tanaami
    General Manager, Chubu Branch
  • Fumio Watanabe
    President, OVOL ICT Solutions Co., Ltd.
  • Shinichiro Yamamoto
    President, Eco Paper JP Co., Ltd.
Executive Officers
  • Kenichiro Fujii
    General Manager, Finance & Administration Division
  • Hisaaki Matsuoka
    General Manager, Purchasing Division
  • Kozo Nishio
    General Manager, Industrial Materials Sales Division
  • Hiroshi Kashima
    General Manager, International Sales Division
  • Seiichi Suganuma
    General Manager, Functional Materials Sales Division
  • Yutaka Endo
    General Manager, Raw Materials & Environmental Business Division
  • Shuichi Takeoka
    General Manager, Kyushu Branch
  • Toshihiko Kitayama
    General Manager, Kitanihon Branch
  • Takeyuki Matsuura
    President, JP Household Supply Co., Ltd.
  • Hiroyuki Ito
    Vice President, JP Corelex Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Masaaki Sato
    President, Japan Pulp & Paper (U.S.A.) Corp.
  • Takahiro Miyata
    Managing Director, Ball & Doggett Group Pty Ltd
Representative Director, President Akihiko Watanabe
Representative Director, President
Akihiko Watanabe
Profile
  • Apr. 1982
    Joined the Company
  • June 2009
    Corporate Officer
    Deputy General Manager, Global Business Division of the Company
  • June 2010
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Sales Promotion Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2012
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, International Business Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2013
    Executive Officer of the Company
    President of Japan Pulp & Paper (U.S.A.) Corp.
  • Apr. 2015
    Executive Vice President of the Company
    President of Japan Pulp & Paper (U.S.A.) Corp.
  • Apr. 2016
    Executive Vice President
    Global Business
    General Manager, International Sales Division of the Company
  • June 2016
    Director of the Board
    Executive Vice President
    Global Business
    General Manager, International Sales Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2017
    Representative Director
    President of the Company (present position)
Representative Director Chihiro Katsuta
Representative Director
Chihiro Katsuta
Profile
  • Apr. 1982
    Joined the Company
  • June 2009
    Corporate Officer
    Deputy General Manager, Finance & Administration Division of the Company
  • June 2010
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Management Planning Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2014
    Executive Vice President
    General Manager, Chubu Branch of the Company
  • Apr. 2016
    Executive Vice President
    Household Paper of the Company
  • June 2016
    Director of the Board
    Executive Vice President
    Household Paper of the Company
  • Apr. 2017
    Director of the Board
    Senior Executive Vice President
    CFO of the Company
  • June 2019
    Representative Director
    Senior Executive Vice President
    CFO of the Company
  • Apr. 2021
    Representative Director
    Senior Executive Vice President
    CFO Raw Materials & Environment of the Company (present position)
Director of the Board Tetsuo Izawa
Director of the Board
Tetsuo Izawa
Profile
  • Apr. 1981
    Joined the Company
  • May 2002
    General Manager, Secretarial Affairs Office of the Company
  • Apr. 2008
    General Manager, Paper Merchant Sales Department of the Company
  • June 2009
    Corporate Officer
    General Manager, Paper Merchant Sales Division of the Company
  • June 2010
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Paper Merchant Sales Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2012
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Purchasing Division
    General Manager, Paper Merchant Sales Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2015
    Executive Vice President
    General Manager, Kansai Branch of the Company
  • Apr. 2018
    Executive Vice President
    Paper Sales & Marketing
    General Manager, Paper Merchant Sales Division of the Company
  • Apr. 2021
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Paper Sales & Marketing, ICT & Logistics of the Company
  • June 2021
    Director of the Board
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Paper Sales & Marketing, ICT & Logistics of the Company (present position)
Director of the Board Kazuhiko Sakurai
Director of the Board
Kazuhiko Sakurai
Profile
  • Apr. 1982
    Joined the Company
  • Apr. 2011
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Hokkaido Branch of the Company
  • Apr. 2013
    Executive Officer
    General Manager, Kitanihon Branch of the Company
  • Apr. 2015
    Executive Vice President
    Paperboard & Household Paper of the Company
  • June 2015
    Director of the Board
    Executive Vice President
    Paperboard & Household Paper of the Company
  • Apr. 2016
    Director of the Board
    Executive Vice President
    Paperboard of the Company
  • Apr. 2017
    Director of the Board
    Executive Vice President
    Paperboard & Household Paper of the Company
  • June 2017
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Paperboard & Household Paper of the Company
  • June 2019
    Director of the Board
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Paperboard & Household Paper of the Company (present position)
Outside Director of the Board Itaru Masuda
Outside Director of the Board
Itaru Masuda
Profile
  • Apr. 1974
    Joined Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • June 1999
    Director of Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • Apr. 2000
    Executive Officer of the Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • Feb. 2002
    Senior Executive Officer of the Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • June 2004
    Managing Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
  • May 2006
    First Senior Executive Officer of the Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • June 2006
    Director, First Senior Executive Officer of the Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • June 2010
    Director, Deputy President of the Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited
  • Apr. 2012
    Corporate Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
  • May 2012
    Outside Director of Three F Co., Ltd. (present position)
  • June 2012
    Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
  • June 2016
    Outside Corporate Auditor of Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
  • May 2017
    Outside Director of Fujicitio Co., Ltd. (present position)
  • June 2017
    Outside Director of the Board of the Company (present position)
Outside Director of the Board Sumiko Takeuchi
Outside Director of the Board
Sumiko Takeuchi
Profile
  • Apr. 1994
    Joined Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated
  • Jan. 2012
    Director and Senior Fellow of International Environment and Economy Institute (present position)
  • Feb. 2012
    Director of Forestock Association
  • Apr. 2014
    Assistant Project Leader of The 21st Century Public Policy Institute (present position)
  • Apr. 2016
    Visiting Professor of University of Tsukuba (present position)
  • Oct. 2016
    External Advisor of Accenture Japan Ltd.
  • Nov. 2016
    Joint Representative of Matrix Associates LLP (present position)
  • Apr. 2018
    Visiting Professor of Kansai University
  • Apr. 2018
    External Advisor of McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Oct. 2018
    Joint Founder and Representative Director of U3Innovations LLC (present position)
  • June 2019
    Outside Director of the Board of the Company (present position)
  • Apr. 2020
    Specially Appointed Professor of Tohoku University (present position)
  • Apr. 2021
    Senior Advisor of Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC (present position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-time) Rie Uesaka
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-time)
Rie Uesaka
Profile
  • Apr. 1986
    Joined the Company
  • June 2005
    Director
    Financial Controller
    Japan Pulp & Paper GmbH
  • Apr. 2010
    General Manager
    Overseas Administration Department of the Company
  • Apr. 2017
    Director
    Deputy General Manager
    Japan Pulp & Paper (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Apr. 2018
    Director
    JPTS Electronics Materials (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • June 2020
    Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (present position)
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Katsunori Kitamura
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Katsunori Kitamura
Profile
  • Apr. 1984
    Appointed as judge
  • Apr. 1989
    Assigned to Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (name at the time)
  • July 1991
    Restored post of judge
  • Mar. 1996
    Retired as judge, and registered as an attorney (Marunouchi Law Office) (present position)
  • June 2012
    Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kataoka & Co., Ltd. (present position)
  • June 2015
    Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (present position)
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Naofumi Higuchi
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Naofumi Higuchi
Profile
  • Oct. 1997
    Joined Chuo Audit Corporation
  • Apr. 2001
    Registered as a certified public accountant
  • Aug. 2007
    Joined Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Aug. 2009
    Joined the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Apr. 2012
    Associate Professor of Tohoku University Accounting School
  • Jan. 2013
    Joined Grant Thornton Taiyo ASG LLC
  • June 2016
    Established Higuchi Certified Public Accountant Office, Appointed as Representative (present position)
  • June 2016
    Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (present position)
  • Apr. 2018
    Professor of Tohoku University Accounting School (present position)
  • Mar. 2020
    Outside Director of Nippon Aqua Co., Ltd. (present position)