*From left, Tadaaki Kimura, Jun Sugie, Ryo Nishihata, Yusuke Hatori, Takao Hatori, Koichi Noda, Takenobu Sugama, Kaoru Ninomiya
Corporate Governance Report
Explanation of the Board of Directors and Officers
・The number of directors is specified in IDOM’s Articles of Incorporation to be no more than five, in order to facilitate prompt decision making. Currently, the Board of Directors consists of a total of five directors, including three directors who have played a central role in IDOM’s business operations since the time of its founding, and two outside directors with management experience at other companies. Additionally, with the introduction of an officer system, a certain degree of authority for execution of business has been delegated to executive officers.
・Directors are selected for appointment by the Board of Directors, who evaluate candidates based on whether they will contribute to increasing the Company’s corporate value while considering the overall balance of experience and knowledge of the Board of Directors. Plenty of opportunities for dialogue with the candidates are provided before their appointment is decided by the board.
・The outside directors frequently exchange opinions from an objective viewpoint with the directors and Audit & Supervisory Board members, and perform their responsibilities as independent outside directors of the Company.
Directors, Auditors and Advisers
Born in 1971. Joined Gulliver in 1995, a year after its foundation. Established several stores, starting with the Sapporo store. After serving as director, executive director, and senior executive director, appointed representative director and president in 2008 with the start of the dual president structure. Currently responsible for corporate strategy and supervises the overseas business, among other operations.
Born in 1972. Joined Gulliver in 1995, a year after its foundation and established the first store in the Kanto area. After serving as director, executive director, and senior executive director, appointed representative director and president in 2008 with the start of the dual president structure. Currently responsible for corporate strategy and supervises all directly managed stores.
Born in 1958. After working at Toa Nenryo Kogyo Co., Ltd.(currently ENEOS Co., Ltd.), joined TERUMO Co., Ltd.
and appointed executive officer and CAFO (Chief Accounting Financial Officer).
Joined the Company in March 2020 as CFO (Chief Financial Officer). Appointed director of the Company in 2023.
Born in 1956. Joined the Ministry of Finance and works as chief of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau among other important posts. Appointed director of IDOM in 2017. Currently serves as Vice Chairman and Senior Director of The Investment Trusts Association, Japan and Outside Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.
Born in 1966. Graduated from Harvard Business School. Works for Rakuten, Inc. as an executive officer, Walmart Japan Holdings as Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Management Officer, Works Human Intelligence Co., Ltd. as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and WHI Holdings Co., Ltd as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Appointed director of the Company in 2018. Currently serves as Executive Officer Chief People Officer of Shiseido Company, Limited.
Worked at Mac Projects Co., Ltd. (currently Media Power Co., Ltd.) before joining AKATORI Shopping Department Stores Co., Ltd. (currently AKATORI Co., Ltd.) as Senior Managing Director. Joined the Company in 1996. Appointed an executive officer in 2003. Appointed Auditor (full-time) of the Company in 2021.
Currently CEO of addlight Inc. since January 2008 .
Registered as a certified public accountant in May 2008. Appointed an Audit & Supervisory Board member of the Company in 2020. Currently serves as Part-time director of KIMURA UNITY CO.,LTD.
Joined in the public relations department of Calbee, Inc. in April 1997. Social Contribution Committee of Calbee, Inc. in April 2021. Appointed an Audit & Supervisory Board member of the Company in 2021.
Founded the Company in 1994. Appointed representative director and chairman of the Company in 2008. Appointed honorary chairman of the Company in 2016.
12th Commissioner General of the National Police Agency. Appointed advisory of the Company in 2016.
Directors’ Skills Matrix
Reason for Selecting Skills
IDOM is engaged in automobile distribution operations both in Japan and overseas (in Australia and the United States, etc.)
The Board of Directors believes that it is necessary to gain insight and grasp the characteristics of the automobile distribution industry, and to discuss and supervise medium to long-term business management issues from a global perspective.
The Board also believes that it should discuss and provide supervision to enable the Group to achieve sustainable growth while forecasting future environmental changes and predicting risks and opportunities that may arise in the future.
IDOM places an emphasis on the Board of Directors performing such functions, and has selected the following skills to create a skill matrix for its directors.
Definition of Skills
Experience in corporate management and/or administrative management at listed companies, large-scale corporations or administrative (government) agencies, etc.
Expertise in finance and accounting
Insight relating to sustainable growth in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, etc.