May 15, 2015

NTT DOCOMO Announces New Management Team

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TOKYO, JAPAN, May 15, 2015 --- 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 meeting, the board of directors meeting, and the audit & supervisory board meeting scheduled on June 18, 2015.

  1. New Audit & Supervisory Board Member (candidate)
    (Name) (Position)
    Yutaka Kawataki Former Secretary General of The Board of Audit of Japan
    • noticeMr. Yutaka Kawataki is expected to become an Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.
    • noticeThe company intends to file with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) the notification of Mr. Yutaka Kawataki as an Independent Auditor as defined by TSE regulations.
  2. New Senior Vice Presidents (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Shigeto Torizuka Managing Director of Sales Promotion Department
    Kenichi Mori General Manager, Kanagawa Branch
    Eiichi Sakamoto Managing Director of Public Relations Office
    NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
  3. Resigning Member of the Board of Directors (candidate)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Shoji Suto Executive Vice President
    Member of the Board of Directors
    [Expected to join DOCOMO CS, Inc.]
  4. Resigning Audit & Supervisory Board Member (candidate)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Haruo Morosawa Full-time Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
  5. Resigning Senior Vice Presidents (candidates)
    (Name) (Current Position)
    Mitoshi Hirokane Senior Vice President
    [Expected to join DOCOMO CS Hokkaido INC.]
    Morikazu Takahashi Senior Vice President

Expected Executive Positions and Organizational Responsibilities as of June 18, 2015

Positions 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
(effective until June 30, 2015)
Managing Director of Sales and Marketing Division
Responsible for:
  • Global business
  • Corporate
(effective from July 1, 2015)
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 Technology Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Seizo Onoe Managing Director of R&D Innovation Division
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 Sales and Marketing Division
Managing Director of TOHOKU Reconstruction Support Office
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Hiroyasu Asami Managing Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
Responsible for:
  • Broadband business
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa Managing Director of Network Department
Responsible for:
  • Network
  • Preparation for 2020
(effective until June 30, 2015)
Responsible for:
  • Network
  • Preparation for 2020
(effective from July 1, 2015)
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Toshiki Nakayama Managing Director of Smart-life Business Division
Executive 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
Outside Member of the Board of Directors Teruyasu Murakami -
Outside 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, Tokyo Branch
Senior Vice President Kenichi Mori General Manager, Kanagawa Branch
Senior Vice President Hiroshi Nakamura Managing Director of R&D Strategy Department
Senior Vice President Minoru Etoh Managing Director of Innovation Management Department
Senior Vice President Kyoji Murakami Managing Director of Smart-life Solutions Department
Senior Vice President Ken Yoshizaki Managing Director of Financial Business Department
Senior Vice President Hozumi Tamura Managing Director of Smart-life Planning Department
Managing Director of Global Service Planning Office
Senior Vice President Seiji Maruyama Managing Director of Product Department
Senior Vice President Shigeto Torizuka Managing Director of Sales Promotion Department
Senior Vice President Kouji Furukawa Managing Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing Department I
Senior Vice President Eiichi Sakamoto Managing Director of Corporate Marketing Strategy Department
Position Name
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member Tooru Kobayashi
Full-time Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Naoto Shiotsuka
Full-time Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Toshimune Okihara
Full-time Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Yutaka Kawataki
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member Eiko Tsujiyama

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 65 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.

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