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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

March 19, 2020 (NAGOYA, JAPAN) – Over the last few years, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has restructured its company and gathered the personnel and resources to create a global organization capable of becoming one of the leading commercial aviation companies in the world.

Today, as the company prepares to end its fiscal year, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced executive personnel changes. These changes will be effective from April 1st, 2020.

Keisuke Masutani, current Senior Vice President, will move to the position of Director of the Board. In this role, he will oversee the governance of the global Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation organization by assisting the new President, Takaoki Niwa, on Corporate Affairs.

Hiroyuki Tatsuoka, also current Senior Vice President, will move to the position of Director of the Board to assist President on Development and Engineering.

Additionally, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced the addition of two members to the corporate board of directors. These members will be asked to use their knowledge and experience to strengthen the corporate governance of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. The new board members are:

Hitoshi Kaguchi, current Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, CoCSO, Head of Marketing & Innovation Headquarters will become a part-time Director of the Board.

Hiroyoshi Kodama, current Director of Financial Management Department, No.3 Financial Management Division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will become a part-time Statutory Auditor of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation.

Table of Changes:

New Current Name
Director of the Board Senior Vice President Keisuke Masutani
Director of the Board Senior Vice President Hiroyuki Tatsuoka
Director of the Board (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, SVP, CoCSO, Head of Marketing & Innovation Headquarters) Hitoshi Kaguchi
Director of the Board (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Director, Financial Management Department, No.3, Financial Management Division) Hiroyoshi Kodama

Directors and Auditors of the Board as of April 1st are as specified in Appendix.


Directors and Auditors as of April 1st, 2020 (Changes are bold.)

Title Name Roles
Chairman Hisakazu Mizutani -
President Takaoki Niwa -
Director of the Board Keisuke Masutani Assistant to President on Corporate Affairs
Director of the Board Hiroyuki Tatsuoka Assistant to President on Development and Engineering
Statutory Auditor Shoji Sato -
  • The representative directors, Chairman and President shall be subject to a resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Directors to be held separately.

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Title Name Remarks
Director of the Board Hitoshi Kaguchi Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Statutory Auditor Hiroyoshi Kodama Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Statutory Auditor Taiji Morisawa Nisshin Fire & Marine Insurance

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