NISSUi Letter

Back to Press Release IndexJanuary 21, 2011

Organizational Restructuring, Changes in Responsibilities of Board Members, and Assignment of General Managers

Please be informed that Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Representative Board Member, President & CEO - Naoya Kakizoe) will be restructuring its organization, changing the responsibilities of its Board Members, and appointing General Managers as indicated below.

I. Organizational Restructuring (As of March 1, 2011)

(1) Fisheries & Food Products Business Operation Division

  • The purpose of the structural reform is to strengthen global marketing and the fisheries business. As regards global marketing, Global Links and Local Links will be promoted with agility and flexibility through structural integration. Furthermore, production management, product strategy and marketing functions for the fisheries business will be consolidated to enhance business management.

1) Global Marketing-Related
(Establishment of new organization)

  • Global Marketing Department will be newly established by consolidating the Global Marketing Office with the Global Marketing Director.

2) Fisheries Business Operation-Related
(Establishment of new organizations; transfer of functions; abolition of organizations)

  • A new Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Department will be established by consolidating Fisheries Products Production with the Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Department and incorporating the functions of Fisheries Products Foods Development Section of Product Research & Development Center, as well as the functions of Planning Section 3 of the Marketing Planning Office.
  • A Fisheries Products Promotion Section, Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Section 1 and Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Section 2 will be established under the new Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Department.
  • The Fisheries Products Food Development Section of the Product Research & Development Center and Planning Section 3 of the Marketing Planning Office will be abolished.

(Change in name)

  • The name “Planning Section 4 (Specifications)” will be changed to “Product Specifications Planning  Section”.
  • Fisheries Business Department 2 Section 4 will be transferred to Fisheries Business Department 3 and consolidated with Section 5 to form Fisheries Business Department 3 Section 4.

3) Food Products Business Operation-Related

  • A Deputy Food Products Business Operating Officer will be placed under the Food Products Business Operating Officer to assist with the duties of the Operating Officer.

(2) Support Administration Division

  • Organizations within the Support Administration Division will be consolidated, abolished or established newly for the purpose of enhancing legal risks and crisis management. A research and development center will be newly established to improve the efficiency of operations common to the research and development departments.
    (Establishment of new organizations; transfer of functions; abolition of organizations)
  • A Legal Department will be newly established, and function will be transferred from the Legal Section of the General Affairs Department. Legal Section 1 and Legal Section 2 will be established.
  • The Legal Section of the General Affairs Department will be abolished.
  • The General Affairs Department and the Public Relations & Investor Relations Office will be consolidated to newly establish a General Affairs & Public Relations Department.
  • A General Affairs Section, formed by consolidating General Affairs Section 1 and General Affairs Section 2, and a Public Relations Section that succeed the functions of the current Public Relations & Investor Relations Section will be placed under the General Affairs & Public Relations Department.
  • Tokyo Innovation Center will be newly established for the purpose of improving the efficiency of operations common to the R&D departments that will be located in the Tokyo Innovation Center Building.

(3) Establishment and Abolition of Sections

1) Establishment of New Sections

  • An Aquaculture Research Section will be established newly at the Oita Marine Biological Technology Center in order to reinforce the Center’s operational functions. Further, a Functional Ingredient Research Section will be established newly at the Human Life Science R&D Center.

2) Abolition of Section

  • The Patent and Information Section of the Central Research Laboratory will be abolished, transferring the function thereof to the Research Support & Administration Section of the Center.

II. Changes in Responsibilities of Board Members (As of March 1, 2011)

<New Position>

<Old Position in Parentheses>

<Sustained Position>

<Name>

▽—

(Senior Managing Executive Officer;
Commissioned American Business Supervisory Officer;
Commissioned Business Supervisor in South America;
President, Nippon Suisan America Latina S.A.)

Senior Managing Executive Officer;
Commissioned Supervisory Officer for the Americas Business

Katsunori Sasao

▽Commissioned General Manager, Fisheries Business Department 1

(Executive Officer;
Fisheries Business Operating Officer)

Executive Officer;
Fisheries Business Operating Officer

Kenjiro Fujimoto

▽In Charge, Tokyo Innovation Center

(Board Member;
Executive Officer;
In Charge of Quality Assurance Office, Central Research Laboratory, Environment Office, Food Safety Research Center, Human Life Science R&D Center, and Bio-production Research Center;
Jointly in charge of Aquaculture Business Promotion Office)

Board Member;
Executive Officer;
In Charge of Quality Assurance Office, Central Research Laboratory, Environment Office, Food Safety Research Center, Human Life Science R&D Center, and Bio-production Research Center;
Jointly in charge of Aquaculture Business Promotion Office

Naoto Ihara

▽General Manager, General Affairs & Public Relations Department; In Charge, Legal Department

(Executive Officer;
Commissioned Public Relations Officer;
In charge of Risk Management)

Executive Officer;
Commissioned Public Relations Officer;
In charge of Risk Management

Koki Sato

▽Deputy Food Products Business Operating Officer  

(Executive Officer;
Commissioned General Manager, Food Service Products Department)

Executive Officer;
Commissioned General Manager, Food Service Products Department

Eiichiro Yamahashi

▽Commissioned Business Supervisor in South America;
President, Nippon Suisan America Latina S.A

(Executive Officer;
Commissioned Deputy Fisheries Business Operating Officer (Procurement);
Commissioned General Manager, Feed and Aquaculture Business Operations Department)

Executive Officer

Seiji Takahashi

▽Deputy Fisheries Business Operating Officer;
Commissioned General Manager, Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Department

(Executive Officer;
Deputy Fisheries Business Operating Officer (Sales);
Commissioned General Manager, Fisheries Business Department 1)

Executive Officer

Yuji Kobayashi

III. Change in Assignment of General Manager (As of March 1)

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<Old Position in Parentheses>

<Sustained Position>

<Name>

▽Executive Officer; Fisheries Business Operating Officer;
General Manager, Fisheries Business Department 1)

(Executive Officer;
Fisheries Business Operating Officer)

Executive Officer;
Fisheries Business Operating Officer

Kenjiro Fujimoto

▽Executive Officer; Deputy Food Products Business Operating Officer;
General Manager, Food Service Products Department

(Executive Officer;
General Manager, Food Service Products Department)

Executive Officer;
General Manager, Food Service Products Department

Eiichiro Yamahashi

▽Executive Officer; Business Supervisor in South America;
President, Nippon Suisan America Latina S.A.

(Executive Officer;
Deputy Fisheries Business Operating Officer (Procurement);
General Manager, Feed and Aquaculture Business Operations Department)

Executive Officer

Seiji Takahashi

▽Executive Officer; Deputy Fisheries Business Operating Officer;
General Manager, Fisheries Products Value-enhancing Department

(Executive Officer;
Deputy Fisheries Business Operating Officer (Sales);
General Manager, Fisheries Business Department 1)

Executive Officer

Yuji Kobayashi

▽Executive Officer; General Manager, General Affairs & Public Relations Department

(Executive Officer;
General Manager, Public Relations & Investor Relations Office)

Executive Officer

Koki Sato

▽Advisor; General Manager, Global Marketing Department

(In charge of Global Marketing) 

Jonathan Peter Safey

▽General Manager, Feed and Aquaculture Business Operations Department

(General Manager, Co-op Sales Department)

Naoya Jinushi

▽(General Manager, Co-op Sales Department)

(General Manager, Co-op Sales Section 2)

Kiyomi Kumagai

▽General Manager, Osaka Fisheries Products Marketing & Sales Department

(Marketing Planning Office)

Fumiaki Kawatake

▽General Manager, Bio-production Research Center

(General Manager, Food Safety Research Center) 

Eiji Ohashi

▽General Manager, Food Safety Research Center

(General Manager, Central Research Laboratory Health Fundamental Research Group)

Hiroyuki Kawahara

▽General Manager, Oita Marine Biological Technology Center

(Central Research Laboratory Health Fundamental Research Group)

Toru Mitsuboshi

▽General Manager, Global Group Strategic Planning Office

(On loan to King & Prince Seafood Corp.)

Tomoyuki Inoue

▽General Manager, Technology Development Center

(General Manager, Processed Foods First Plant, Hachioji General Plant)

 

Akinobu Masuda

▽General Manager, Legal Department

(General Manager, General Affairs Department)  

 

Yasunori Takeuchi

▽General Manager, Central Research Laboratory; General Manager, Tokyo Innovation Center

(General Manager, Central Research Laboratory)

General Manager, Central Research Laboratory

Shinya Yamashita

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