May 13, 2016

NTT DOCOMO Announces New Management Team

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TOKYO, JAPAN, May 13, 2016 --- 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 16, 2016.

1. Changes in Executives

1) Reasons for Change of Executives

To further grow and develop the company under the new management setup

2) New Representative Directors (candidates)

Name New Position(s) Current Position(s)
Kazuhiro Yoshizawa President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Hiroyasu Asami Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Toshiki Nakayama Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors

(Open a PDF file)(Attachment) Carrier summaries of Representative Directors of New Board of Directors (candidates) (PDF format: 15KB)

3) Resigning Representative Directors

Name Current Position
Kaoru Kato President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
[expected to become NTT DOCOMO Corporate Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors]
Yoshikiyo Sakai Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
[expected to join NTT FINANCE CORPORATION]

2. Other Executive Changes

1) New Members of the Board of Directors (candidates)

Name Current Position
Hiroshi Tsujigaminotice1 Member of the Board of Directors, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Kouji Furukawa Senior Vice President
Kyoji Murakami Senior Vice President
Seiji Maruyama Senior Vice President
Noriko Endonotice2notice3 Project Professor of Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Shinichiro Ueno Vice President of R&D Planning Research and Development Planning Department, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
  • notice1 Mr. Hiroshi Tsujigami is expected to become a Member of the Board of Directors on June 24, 2016.
  • notice2 Dr. Noriko Endo is expected to become an Outside Member of the Board of Directors.
  • notice3 The company intends to file with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) the notification of Dr. Noriko Endo as an Independent Director as defined by TSE regulations.

2) New Senior Vice Presidents (candidates)

Name Current Position
Michio Fujiwara Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
Hikaru Kawachiyama Senior Manager of General Affairs Department
Koichi Takahara Executive General Manager of Global Business Division
Taku Yamazaki General Manager of Radio Access Network Engineering Department
Kouji Tsubouchi General Manager of Public Relations Department
Deputy General Manager of Mobile Society Research Institute
Mayumi Tateishi Senior Manager of Smart-life Solutions Department
Senior Executive Vice President, OAK LAWN MARKETING, INC.

3) Resigning Members of the Board of Directors

Name Current Position
Kazuhiro Takagi Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
[expected to become Executive Vice President, Executive General Manager of Kyushu Regional Office]
Hajime Kii Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
[expected to become Executive Vice President, Executive General Manager of Kansai Regional Office]
Makoto Tani Senior Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
[expected to become Senior Vice President, Executive General Manager of Tokai Regional Office]
Takashi Nakamura Outside Member of the Board of Directors

4) Resigning Senior Vice Presidents

Name Current Position
Kiyohito Nagata Executive Vice President
[expected to join Asurion Japan Group]
Koji Aoyama Senior Vice President
[expected to join MIRAIT Corporation]
Kei Irie Senior Vice President
[expected to join DOCOMO CS, Inc.]
Kazunori Yamamoto Senior Vice President
[expected to join DOCOMO CS, Inc.]
Eiichi Sakamoto Senior Vice President
[expected to join NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION]

5) 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 Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Hiroshi Tsujigami Member of the Board of Directors, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Kouji Furukawa Senior Vice President
Kyoji Murakami Senior Vice President

6) Executive Vice Presidents (candidates)

Name Current Position
Hajime Kii Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kazuhiro Takagi Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors

3. Expected Executive Positions and Organizational Responsibilities as of June 16, 2016

Positions Name Organizational Responsibilities
President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Kazuhiro Yoshizawa Executive General Manager of Sales and Marketing Division
(effective until June 23, 2016)
Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief Privacy Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Hiroyasu Asami Responsible for:
  • Technology
  • Devices
  • Network
  • Information strategy
  • Preparation for 2020notice4
Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Toshiki Nakayama Responsible for:
  • 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 Technology Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Seizo Onoe Executive General Manager of R&D Innovation Division
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Hirotaka Sato General Manager of Accounts and Finance Department
Responsible for:
  • Finance
  • Business alliance
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kiyohiro Omatsuzawa General Manager of Corporate Strategy & Planning Department
Responsible for:
  • Broadband Business
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Hiroshi Tsujigami Executive General Manager of Sales and Marketing Division
(effective from June 24, 2016)
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kouji Furukawa Executive General Manager of Corporate Sales and Marketing Division
General Manager of TOHOKU Reconstruction Support Office
Executive Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Kyoji Murakami Executive General Manager of Smart-life Business Division
Senior Vice President
Member of the Board of Directors
Seiji Maruyama General Manager of Human Resources Management Department
Member of the Board of Directors Kaoru Kato Corporate Advisor
Outside Member of the Board of Directors Teruyasu Murakami -
Outside Member of the Board of Directors Noriko Endo -
Member of the Board of Directors Shinichiro Ueno -
Executive Vice President Hajime Kii Executive General Manager of Kansai Regional Office
Executive Vice President Kazuhiro Takagi Executive General Manager of Kyushu Regional Office
Senior Vice President Syohei Sakaguchi Executive General Manager of Hokkaido Regional Office
Senior Vice President Michio Fujiwara Executive General Manager of Tohoku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Makoto Tani Executive General Manager of Tokai Regional Office
Senior Vice President Ichiro Nishino Executive General Manager of Hokuriku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Yohji Maruyama Executive General Manager of Chugoku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Osamu Hirokado Executive General Manager of Shikoku Regional Office
Senior Vice President Tomohisa Ueno General Manager of Tokyo Branch
Senior Vice President Hikaru Kawachiyama General Manager of Kanagawa Branch
Senior Vice President Hiroshi Nakamura General Manager of R&D Strategy Department
Senior Vice President Minoru Etoh General Manager of Innovation Management Department
Senior Vice President Koichi Takahara General Manager of Smart-life Solutions Department
Senior Vice President Ken Yoshizaki General Manager of Financial Business Department
Senior Vice President Hozumi Tamura General Manager of Smart-life Planning Department
General Manager of Global Service Planning Office
Senior Vice President Kenichi Mori General Manager of Product Department
Senior Vice President Taku Yamazaki General Manager of Radio Access Network Engineering Department
Senior Vice President Shigeto Torizuka General Manager of Sales Promotion Department
Senior Vice President Kouji Tsubouchi General Manager of Public Relations Department
Deputy General Manager of Mobile Society Research Institute
Senior Vice President Mayumi Tateishi Senior Executive Vice President, OAK LAWN MARKETING, INC.
Engages in:
  • Commerce Business Promotion
  • notice4 "2020" refers to the anticipated increase in tourism and general economic activity, between now and 2020 and the opportunity develop various new products and services to capture this anticipated increase in demand.
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 70 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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