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Takashi Nishijima

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President and Chief Executive Officer
Takashi Nishijima
Date of birth: Aug. 12, 1957

Mr. Takashi Nishijima properly supervises management as President and Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, he also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Management Board, providing appropriate guidance for management, and is expected to contribute to all stakeholders. He has therefore been elected as Director.

Apr. 1981Joined Hokushin Electric Works Ltd. (the present Yokogawa Electric Corporation)
Oct. 2008Vice President, Head of Control Products Business Center, IA Business Headquarters
Apr. 2010President of Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation
Jun. 2011Director of the Company, President of Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation
Apr. 2012Director and Senior Vice President, Head of IA Platform Business Headquarters
Apr. 2013President and Chief Operating Officer
Apr. 2015President and Chief Executive Officer (present)

Number of years since appointment as a Director: 7 years

Satoru Kurosu

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Director and Executive Vice President
Satoru Kurosu
Date of birth: Dec. 25, 1960

Mr. Satoru Kurosu properly supervises management as a Director. He also adequately performs his duties as Head of Premium Solutions and Services Business Headquarters, which handles the advanced solutions business that constitutes the core of the Group’s businesses. Accordingly, he has been electedas Director because we consider him qualified to lead the building of the solutions business, and he is expected to contribute to all stakeholders.

Apr. 1983Joined the Company
Apr. 2006Vice President, Head of Marketing Center, IA Business Headquarters
Apr. 2007Senior Vice President, Head of IA Business Headquarters
Apr. 2009Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Headquarters
Apr. 2010President of Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd.
Apr. 2011Senior Vice President, Head of IA Marketing Headquarters
Jun. 2011Director and Senior Vice President, Head of IA Marketing Headquarters
Apr. 2013Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, President of Yokogawa Electric International Pte. Ltd.
Apr. 2014Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Head of Solutions Service Business Headquarters, President of Yokogawa Electric International Pte. Ltd.
Apr. 2015Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Head of Solutions Service Business Headquarters
Apr. 2017Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Head of Premium Solutions and Service Business Headquarters (present)

Number of years since appointment as a Director: 7 years

Hitoshi Nara

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Director and Executive Vice President
Hitoshi Nara
Date of birth: Jan. 23, 1963

Mr. Hitoshi Nara properly supervises management as a Director. He also adequately performs his duties as President of Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation and has led the development of a new business model within the Group. From fiscal year 2018, he has been leading the Life Innovation Business Headquarters, and is expected to contribute to all stakeholders. He has therefore been elected as Director.

Apr. 1985Joined the Company
Oct. 2001Deputy Managing Director of Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd.
Oct. 2003Managing Director of Yokogawa (Thailand) Ltd.
Jan. 2007Head of Sales Div. I, Industrial Solutions Business Headquarters
Apr. 2010Senior Vice President, Head of Industrial Solutions Business Headquarters
Jun. 2011Director and Senior Vice President, Head of Industrial Solutions Business Headquarters
Apr. 2012Director and Senior Vice President, Head of Industrial Solutions Service Business Headquarters
Apr. 2013Director of the Company, President of Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation
Apr. 2017Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Chief Executive for Japan and Korea, President of Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation
Apr. 2018Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Head of Life Innovation Business Headquarters (present)

Number of years since appointment as a Director: 7 years

Masatoshi Nakahara

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Director and Executive Vice President
Masatoshi Nakahara
Date of birth: Dec. 14, 1958

Mr. Masatoshi Nakahara properly supervises management as a Director. He also adequately performs his duties as Head of IA Systems and Services Business Headquarters. He is expected to contribute to all stakeholders through improvement of corporate value by planning and executing the system products strategy. Accordingly, he has been elected as Director because we consider him qualified to help bring about sustainable improvement in our corporate value.

Apr. 1981Joined the Company
Apr. 2007Vice President, Head of IA Systems Business Center, Industrial Automation Business Headquarters
Apr. 2011President of Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd.
Apr. 2013Senior Vice President, Head of Industrial Automation Platform Business Headquarters
Jun. 2014Director and Senior Vice President of the Company, Head of IA Platform Business Headquarters
Apr. 2016Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Head of IA Platform Business Headquarters
Apr. 2017Director and Executive Vice President of the Company, Head of IA Systems and Service Business Headquarters (present)

Number of years since appointment as a Director: 4 years

Junichi Anabuki

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Director and Senior Vice President
Junichi Anabuki
Date of birth: Mar. 18, 1963

Mr. Junichi Anabuki properly supervises management acting as a Director. He has also adequately performed his duties as Head of Accounting & Treasury Headquarters and contributed to sustainable improvement in our corporate value. Since fiscal year 2018, he has led the Administration Headquarters, which also has the accounting and treasury functions of the Company, and is expected to make contributions to all our stakeholders. He has therefore been elected as Director.

Apr. 1986Joined Fukutoku Sogo Bank, Ltd.
Mar. 1992Joined the Company
Jan. 2005General Manager, Treasury Department
Apr. 2011Vice President, Head of Accounting & Treasury Headquarters
Jun. 2014Director and Vice President of the Company, Head of Accounting & Treasury Headquarters
Apr. 2016Director and Senior Vice President of the Company, Head of Accounting & Treasury Headquarters
Apr. 2018Director and Senior Vice President of the Company, Head of Corporate Administration Headquarters (present)

Number of years since appointment as a Director: 4 years

Mitsudo Urano

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Outside Director
Mitsudo Urano
Date of birth: Mar. 20, 1948

Mr. Mitsudo Urano properly supervises management acting as an outside director. He was appointed as an Outside Director so that he can contribute to greater operational fairness, objectivity, and transparency with respect to management of the Company based on his wide knowledge and abundant experience as a manager, and through his expertise in corporate governance.

Apr. 1971Joined Nippon-Reizo Co., Ltd. (the present Nichirei Corporation)
Jun. 1999Director of Nichirei Corporation
Jun. 2001Representative Director and President of Nichirei Corporation
Jun. 2007Representative Director and Chairman of Nichirei Corporation
Jun. 2011Director of the Company (present)
Jun. 2013Senior Advisor of Nichirei Corporation

Number of years since appointment as an Outside Director: 7 years

Noritaka Uji

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Outside Director
Noritaka Uji
Date of birth: Mar. 27, 1949

Mr. Noritaka Uji properly supervises management acting as an outside director. He was appointed as an Outside Director so that he can contribute to greater operational fairness, objectivity, and transparency with respect to management of the Company based on his wide knowledge as a corporate manager, as well as his abundant experience and expertise in technology development and IT/ICT fields.

Apr. 1973Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (the present Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)
Jun. 1999Director and Head of New Generation Information Services Sector of NTT DATA Corporation
Sep. 2000Director and Head of Corporate Strategy Planning Department of NTT DATA Corporation
Jun. 2003Executive Vice President, Head of Enterprise Systems Sector and Head of Enterprise Business Sector of NTT DATA Corporation
Jun. 2005Representative Director and Executive Vice President of NTT DATA Corporation
Jun. 2007Senior Executive Vice President of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Jun. 2012Advisor of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Jun. 2014Director of the Company (present)

Number of years since appointment as an Outside Director: 4 years

Nobuo Seki

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Outside Director
Nobuo Seki
Date of birth: Sep. 21, 1944

Mr. Nobuo Seki properly supervises management acting as an outside director. He was appointed as an Outside Director so that he can contribute to greater operational fairness, objectivity, and transparency with respect to management of the Company based on his wide knowledge as a corporate manager, as well as his abundant experience and extensive global business expertise in the engineering business centered on the energy industry.

Apr. 1970Joined Chiyoda Chemical Engineering Company (the present Chiyoda Corporation)
Apr. 1992Vice President & Project General Manager of Chiyoda International Corporation in USA
Jun. 1997Director of Chiyoda Corporation
Jun. 1998Managing Director of Chiyoda Corporation
Aug. 2000Senior Managing Director of Chiyoda Corporation
Apr. 2001President and CEO of Chiyoda Corporation
Apr. 2007Chairman of Chiyoda Corporation
Apr. 2009General Corporate Advisor of Chiyoda Corporation
Jul. 2012Advisor of Chiyoda Corporation
Jun. 2015Director of the Company (present)

Number of years since appointment as an Outside Director: 3 years

Shiro Sugata

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Outside Director
Shiro Sugata
Date of birth: Nov. 17, 1949

Mr. Shiro Sugata properly supervises management acting as an outside director. His election as an outside director is being requested so that he can contribute to greater operational fairness, objectivity, and transparency with respect to management of the Company based on his wide knowledge as a corporate manger, as well as his abundant experience and extensive global business expertise in the development and marketing of industrial instruments.

Apr. 1972Joined USHIO INC.
Jan. 1993President of BLV LICHT-UND VAKUUMTECHNIK GmbH
Jun. 2000Director and Corporate Senior Vice President of USHIO INC.
Apr. 2001Director and General Manager of Lamp Division II of USHIO INC.
Apr. 2003Director and Lamp Company President, COO of USHIO INC.
Apr. 2004Director and Corporate Executive Vice President of USHIO INC.
Jun. 2004Representative Director and Corporate Executive Vice President of USHIO INC.
Mar. 2005President and CEO of USHIO INC.
Oct. 2014Director and Corporate Advisor of USHIO INC.
Jun. 2016Corporate Advisor of USHIO INC.
Director of the Company (present)
Jul. 2017Special Advisor of USHIO INC. (present)

Number of years since appointment as an Outside Director: 2 years

Koichi Chujo

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Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Koichi Chujo
Date of birth: Sep. 16, 1954

Mr. Koichi Chujo is well-versed in the Group's business through his experiences of engaging in the test and measurement business, serving as the Head of Quality Assurance Headquarters and conducting internal audits at the Audit & Compliance Headquarters. He has been elected as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member because we consider it appropriate to reflect his knowledge and experience in audits of the Company.

Apr. 1979Joined the Company
Apr. 2000Head of Measuring Instruments Development Department, Test & Measurement Business Division
Oct. 2005Head of Core Technology Development Center, Communication & Measurement Business Headquarters
Apr. 2009Head of OE Test & Measurement Center, Communication & Measurement Business Headquarters
Apr. 2010Vice President, Head of Quality Assurance Headquarters
Apr. 2014Audit & Compliance Headquarters
Apr. 2015Audit, Compliance & Quality Assurance Headquarters
Jun. 2016Audit & Supervisory Board Member (present)

Number of years since appointment as a member of the audit & supervisory board: 2 years

Kouji Maemura

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Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Kouji Maemura
Date of birth: May21, 1956

Mr. Kouji Maemura is well-versed with respect to the Group's organization and business, and also has experience playing a leadership role in carrying out the Group's managerial reforms. His election as an Audit & Supervisory Board member is being requested because we consider it appropriate to reflect his knowledge and experience in audits of the Company.

Apr. 1980Joined the Company
Oct. 1999Head of Business Process Innovation Department
Apr. 2003Head of Human Resources & General Affairs Division, Management Administration Headquarters
Apr. 2006Director and Executive Vice President of Kokusai Chart Corporation, Head of FC Division
Oct. 2007Director of Yokogawa Digital Computer Corporation, Head of Management Administration Division
Jan. 2009Business Process Innovation Headquarters of the Company
Apr. 2010Head of HR Administration Department, Human Resources Headquarters
Apr. 2011Vice President, Head of Corporate Marketing Headquarters
Apr. 2015Vice President, Head of Human Resources Headquarters
Apr. 2017Corporate Administration Headquarters
Jun. 2017Audit & Supervisory Board Member (present)

Number of years since appointment as a member of the audit & supervisory board: 1 year

Zenichi Shishido

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Outside Member, Audit & Supervisory Board
Zenichi Shishido
Date of birth: Apr. 20, 1956

Mr. Zenichi Shishido was appointed as an outside member of the Audit & Supervisory Board so that he can contribute to the Company's audits as an expert in business law and corporate governance with his high insight based on experience in a wide range of research activities.

Apr. 1980Research Fellow of Faculty of Law, Tokyo University
Apr. 1983Assistant Professor of Faculty of Law, Seikei University
Apr. 1985Associate Professor of Faculty of Law, Seikei University
Apr. 1994Professor of Faculty of Law, Seikei University
Jul. 2001Registered as lawyer (Member of Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Apr. 2004Professor of School of Law, Seikei University
Apr. 2009Professor of Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University
Jun. 2012Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (present)
Apr. 2018Professor in Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University (present)

Number of years since appointment as an Outside member of the audit & supervisory board: 6 years

Yasuko Takayama

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Outside Member, Audit & Supervisory Board
Yasuko Takayama
Date of birth: Mar. 8, 1958

Ms. Yasuko Takayama has been working for a major company in the consumer market where she has gained extensive practical experience that includes handling corporate social responsibility, as well as experience acting as a full-time audit and supervisory board member, and also has a wealth of experience acting as an outside executive at various companies.

Apr. 1980Joined Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2005General Manager, Website Planning Group, Consumer Information Center
Apr. 2006General Manager, Consumer Information Center
Oct. 2008General Manager, Consumer Relations Department
Apr. 2009General Manager, Social Affairs and Consumer Relations Department
Apr. 2010General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility Department
Jun. 2011Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Jun. 2015Advisor
Jun. 2017Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (present)

Number of years since appointment as an Outside member of the audit & supervisory board: 1 year

Makoto Ohsawa

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Outside Member, Audit & Supervisory Board
Makoto Ohsawa
Date of birth:Feb. 20, 1959
New Candidate

Mr. Makoto Ohsawa has wide knowledge based on his perspective as an experienced corporate manager and his extensive range of business activities in the economic circles. Accordingly, he was appointed as an outside Audit & Supervisory Board member to reflect such experience in audits of the Company and to further strengthen corporate governance.

Apr. 1981Joined Bank of Japan
May 1990Seconded Asian Department, International Monetary Fund
May 1997Deputy Chief, London Representative Office, Bank of Japan
June 1999Director, Financial Markets Department
June 2003General Manager, Naha Branch (Okinawa)
Sep. 2006Joined PwC (Advisory)
Sep. 2008Partner in charge of Business Recovery, Financial, Healthcare and Hospitality Industries and Family Businesses
Feb. 2012Chief Executive Officer, FEMO Co., Ltd. (present)
Jun. 2018Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (present)

Average number of years since appointment as a board members: 4.2 years