Press Release

ClassNK Executive Officers Election, Corporate Officer System and Reorganization

7 March, 2018

Tokyo – ClassNK announced the following three items decided at the meetings of the Council and Board of Directors held on 6 March 2018.

[ClassNK Executive Officers Election, 6 March 2018]
ClassNK’s currently serving Executive Officers have been appointed as follows:

President & CEO, Representative Director Koichi Fujiwara
Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Director Tetsuya Kinoshita
Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Director Junichiro Iida (Newly appointed)
Senior Executive Vice President, Executive Director Toshiyuki Shigemi (Newly appointed)

Former Director of the Planning Division Michio Takagi has also been appointed as an Executive Auditor and Tetsushi Agata has stepped down from his position of Executive Auditor to serve as Advisor.

[Corporate Officer System, 1 April 2018]
Beginning 1 April 2018, ClassNK is reforming their way of governance by implementing a Corporate Officer system for structural enhancement. The structure of Corporate Officers as of 1 April 2018 will be as follows:

NameCurrent PositionNew Position
Koichi FujiwaraPresident & CEOPresident & CEO
Tetsuya KinoshitaSenior Executive Vice PresidentSenior Executive Vice President
Junichiro IidaSenior Executive Vice President (Newly appointed on 6 March)Senior Executive Vice President
Toshiyuki ShigemiSenior Executive Vice President (Newly appointed on 6 March)Senior Executive Vice President

NameCurrent PositionNew Position
Hirofumi Takano        Director of Innovation Development DivisionSenior Corporate Officer, Director of Innovation Development Division
Taira NarisawaRegional Manager of ChinaSenior Corporate Officer, Director of Planning Division
Masayuki MiyakuraExecutive ConsultantSenior Corporate Officer, CFO
Katsuhide KunoDirector of Administrative DivisionCorporate Officer, Director of Administrative Division
Takeshi OkamotoGeneral Manager of Operational Planning DepartmentCorporate Officer, Director of Business Operations Division
Hayato SugaDirector of Plan Approval DivisionCorporate Officer, Director of Plan Approval Division
Yoshinori KozekiDirector of Survey Operations DivisionCorporate Officer, Director of Survey Operations Division
Toshiro ArimaDirector of Rule Development DivisionCorporate Officer, Director of Rule Development Division
Toshiyuki MatsumotoDirector of Research InstituteCorporate Officer, Director of Research Institute
Seiichi GyobuRegional Manager of North, Central and South AmericaCorporate Officer, Regional Manager of Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Northern Black Sea

[Reorganization, 1 April 2018]
In addition to the implementation of the Corporate Officer System, ClassNK will carry out a comprehensive reorganization of its administrative structure as part of efforts to improve productivity and streamline operations. From 1 April, ClassNK’s operational headquarters will be reorganized from 9 to 8, and 32 departments located at the Head Office will be consolidated into a total 25 departments. By reorganizing its administrative structure and pooling its resources, ClassNK is working to provide an ever greater level of service to better serve industry needs.

For more information on this topic please contact:

ClassNK Executive Operations Department
Tel: +81-3-5226-2047

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