May 13, 2014

NTT DOCOMO Announces New Management Team

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TOKYO, JAPAN, May 13, 2014 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that its board of directors has met and proposed the following changes in executive positions for official approval at the shareholders and board of directors meetings scheduled on June 19, 2014.

1. Changes in Executives

  1. New Representative Directors (candidates)
    Senior Executive Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Kazuhiro Yoshizawa Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Managing Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
    Yoshikiyo Sakai Director and Senior Vice President
    Director of Finance and Accounting Department
    NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Akira Terasaki Adviser
    Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
    • noticeMr. Yoshikiyo Sakai is expected to become Senior Executive Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors on June 26, 2014.
  2. Resigning Representative Directors (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Kazuto Tsubouchi Senior Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to become Adviser]
    Fumio Iwasaki Senior Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to join DOCOMO Engineering Inc.notice1]

2. Other Executive Changes

  1. New Members of the Board of Directors (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Hiroyasu Asami Executive Vice President
    Managing Director of Smart-life Business Division
    Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa Senior Vice President
    Managing Director of Chugoku Regional Office
    Shoji Suto Senior Vice President
    Managing Director of Shikoku Regional Office
    Toshiki Nakayama Senior Vice President
    Managing Director of Smart-life Solutions Department
    Makoto Tani Senior Vice President
    Managing Director of Corporate Marketing Department II
    Hajime Kii Senior Vice President
    Managing Director of Global Business Division
  2. New Audit & Supervisory Board Members (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Tooru Kobayashi President and Chief Executive Officer
    DOCOMO Service Inc.
    Toshimune Okihara President and Chief Executive Officer
    NTT ComTechnology Corporation
    • noticeMr. Toshimune Okihara is expected to become an External Audit & Supervisory Board Member.
  3. New Senior Vice Presidents (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Tomohisa Ueno General Manager, Kanagawa Branch
    Hiroshi Nakamura Managing Director of Core Network Development Department
    Ken Yoshizaki Managing Director of Financial Business Department
    Hozumi Tamura Managing Director of Smart-life Planning Department
    Seiji Maruyama Managing Director of Product Department
    Osamu Hirokado Managing Director of Public Relations Department
  4. Resigning Members of the Board of Directors (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Tsutomu Shindou Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to join mmbi, Inc.]
    Takashi Tanaka Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to join DOCOMO Service Inc.notice1]
    Wataru Kagawa Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to join NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION]
    Kiyoshi Tokuhiro Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to join DOCOMO Mobile Inc. notice1]
    Ryuji Yamada Member of the Board of Directors
    Chief Strategic Adviser
    [Expected to become Chief Strategic Adviser]
  5. Resigning Audit & Supervisory Board Members (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Takanori Utano Audit & Supervisory Board Member
    [Expected to become Adviser]
    Kenji Ota Audit & Supervisory Board Member
    [Expected to become Adviser]
  6. Resigning Executive Vice President and Senior Vice Presidents (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Seiji Nishikawa Executive Vice President
    Akiko Ide Senior Vice President
    [Expected to join NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION]
    Yuji Araki Senior Vice President
    [Expected to join DOCOMO Support Inc.]
    Tomohiro Kurosawa Senior Vice President
    [Expected to join KYOWA EXEO CORPORATION]
    • noticeMr. Seiji Nishikawa is currently Member of the Board of Directors at DOCOMO Systems, Inc., and is expected to stay in the same position.
  7. Executive Vice Presidents and Members of the Board of Directors (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Seizo Onoe Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Hirotaka Sato Senior Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Kazuhiro Takagi Senior Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Hiroyasu Asami Executive Vice President
    Shoji Suto Senior Vice President
    Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa Senior Vice President
    Toshiki Nakayama Senior Vice President
  8. Executive Vice President (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Kiyohito Nagata Executive Vice President

Expected Executive Positions and Organizational Responsibilities as of June 19, 2014

Position(s) Name Organizational Responsibilities
President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Kaoru Kato  
Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Privacy Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Kazuhiro Yoshizawa Responsible for:
  • Technology
  • Device
  • Information strategy
Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Yoshikiyo Sakai Responsible for:
  • Consumer business
  • Marketing
  • Global business
  • Corporate
Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Akira Terasaki Responsible for:
  • Corporate business
  • Improvement of business operations
  • CSR
Executive Vice President
Chief Technical Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Seizo Onoe Managing Director of R&D Center
(effective until June 30, 2014)
Managing Director of R&D Innovation Division
(effective from July 1, 2014)
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Hirotaka Sato Managing Director of Accounts and Finance Department
Responsible for:
  • Finance
  • Business alliance
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kazuhiro Takagi Managing Director of Corporate Marketing Division
Managing Director of TOHOKU Reconstruction Support Office
Responsible for:
  • Corporate sales
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Hiroyasu Asami Managing Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Shoji Suto Responsible for:
  • Consumer sales
  • Branches in Kanto and Koshinetsu areas
(effective until June 30, 2014)
Responsible for:
  • Consumer sales
(effective from July 1, 2014)
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa Managing Director of Network Department
Responsible for:
  • Network
  • Preparation for 2020
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Toshiki Nakayama Managing Director of Smart-life Business Division
Managing Director of Smart-life Solutions Department
Senior Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Hajime Kii Managing Director of Human Resources Management Department
Senior Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Makoto Tani Managing Director of General Affairs Department
Managing Director of Improvement Action Office
Member of the Board of Directors Teruyasu Murakami -
Member of the Board of Directors Takashi Nakamura -
Executive Vice President Kiyohito Nagata Managing Director of Kansai Regional Office
Senior Vice President Syohei Sakaguchi Managing Director of Hokkaido Regional Office
Senior Vice President Koji Aoyama Managing Director of Tohoku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Kei Irie Managing Director of Tokai Regional Office
Senior Vice President Ichiro Nishino Managing Director of Hokuriku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Yohji Maruyama Managing Director of Chugoku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Osamu Hirokado Managing Director of Shikoku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Kazunori Yamamoto Managing Director of Kyushu Regional Office
Senior Vice President Tomohisa Ueno General Manager, Shinjuku Branch
(effective until June 30, 2014)
General Manager, Tokyo Branch
(effective from July 1, 2014)
Senior Vice President Minoru Etoh Managing Director of R&D Strategy Department 
Senior Vice President Hiroshi Nakamura Managing Director of Core Network Development Department
Senior Vice President Seiji Maruyama Managing Director of Product Department
Senior Vice President Ken Yoshizaki Managing Director of Financial Business Department
Senior Vice President Hozumi Tamura Managing Director of Smart-life Planning Department
Senior Vice President Morikazu Takahashi Deputy Managing Director of Corporate Marketing Division
Senior Vice President Kouji Furukawa Managing Director of Corporate Marketing Department I
Senior Vice President Mitoshi Hirokane Managing Director of Information Security Department
Senior Vice President Kyoji Murakami Senior Executive Vice President, docomo Healthcare, Inc.
Engages in:
  • Medical / Healthcare Business Promotion
Position Name
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member Tooru Kobayashi
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member Haruo Morosawa
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member Naoto Shiotsuka
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member Toshimune Okihara
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Eiko Tsujiyama
  • notice1 DOCOMO Engineering Inc., DOCOMO Service Inc., DOCOMO Mobile Inc., and DOCOMO Business Net Inc. will be merged to become DOCOMO CS, Inc. on July 1, 2014.

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 63 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.

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