DoCoMo plans major leadership shake-up

16 May 2017

Japan's NTT DoCoMo has announced significant proposed changes to its management team as part of efforts to “further grow and develop the company.”

The operator revealed that one executive director, one director, two audit and supervisory board members and four senior vice presidents are planning to resign, mostly to take up new positions at DoCoMo subsidiaries or affiliate companies.

In their places there are two new candidates for the board of directors, two new candidates for the audit and supervisory board and seven new senior vice president candidates.

The changes to the executive positions will be put up for approval at the shareholders meeting, the board of directors meeting and the audit & supervisory board meeting scheduled on June 20, 2017.

If the changes are approved, DoCoMo's new board will include executive vice presidents Hirotaka Sato, Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa, Hiroshi Tsujigami, Kouji Furukawa and Kyoji Murakami, as well as senior vice presidents Hiroshi Nakamura and Hozumi Tamura.

The top leadership team will consist of president, CEO and board member Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, senior executive vice president, CIO, CISO, chief privacy officer and board member Hiroyasu Asami, and senior executive vice president for global business, corporate and CSR and board member Toshiki Nakayama.

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