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Panasonic Names Directors

Osaka, Japan –


formally revealed Tuesday proposed changes to its board of directors, and
listed its current slate of corporate auditors and executive officers, effective
April 1.

Kunio Nakamura was named chairman of the board and Masayuki
Matsushita has been proposed as board vice chairman, effective the same day.

Fumio Ohtsubo was named president of the board.

Meanwhile, the company’s visual, communication and IT systems are
being integrated within the BtoB systems unit and change its name from  the System Networks Company of Panasonic to
Panasonic’s Systems & Communications Company.

The newly established unit will incorporate Panasonic Mobile
Communications, Panasonic System Networks and Panasonic System Solutions Japan.

Panansonic’s proposed board and executive slate follows:

Chairman of the Board

Kunio Nakamura               

Vice Chairman of the Board

Masayuki Matsushita;



Executive Vice Presidents:

  • Toshihiro Sakamoto, domestic consumer marketing,
    general director, consumer products marketing domestic customer satisfaction
    and design;

  • Takahiro Mori, planning; corporate division for promoting
    systems & equipment business; electrical supplies sales, project sales, building
    products sales;

  • Yasuo Katsura, representative in Tokyo,

Senior Managing Directors:


    Hitoshi Otsuki;

  • Ken Morita, manufacturing innovation, facility
    management; quality administration, FF customer support & management, environmental
    affairs, motor business administration office;

  • Ikusaburo Kashima, legal affairs, intellectual property,
    corporate risk management, corporate information security, corporate business ethics,
    legal consultation & solutions center, corporate international affairs;

  • Junji Nomura, energy solutions business

  • Yoshihiko Yamada, industrial sales director, corporate
    industrial marketing & sales division;

Managing Directors:

  • Kazunori Takami, president, home appliances company;

  • Makoto Uenoyama, accounting, finance, general manager,
    corporate finance & IR group in charge of the global finance administration

  • Masatoshi Harada, representative in Kansai;

  • Takashi Toyama, president, systems & communications
    company, president, Panasonic System Networks;


  • Ikuo Uno

  • Masayuki Oku

  • Masashi Makino;

Honorary Chairman of the Board and Executive Advisor Member of the

  • Masaharu Matsushita;

Ikuo Uno and Masayuki Oku are outside directors of the company.

Members of the Board of Corporate Auditors


Senior Corporate Auditors


  • Kenichi Hamada, chairman, Panasonic Group
    Auditors meeting;

Corporate Auditors:

  • Masahiro Seyama,

  • Yasuo Yoshino,

  • Ikuo Hata,

  • Hiroyuki Takahashi                  


    Yasuo Yoshino, Ikuo Hata and Hiroyuki Takahashi
    are outside corporate auditors.

Executive Officers


Senior Managing Executive Officers:

  • Shusaku Nagae, Lighting; Panasonic Ecology
    Systems, president, Panasonic Electric Works.

  • Seiichiro Sano, president, Sanyo Electric,

  • Kazuhiro Tsuga, president AVC Networks;

  • Yoshiiku Miyata, overseas operations;

Managing Executive Officers:

  • Takumi Kajisha, corporate communications, advertising,
    corporate citizenship, CSR office;

  • Yutaka Takehana, corporate division for government
    & public affairs director;

  • Toshiaki Kobayashi, Panasonic Electronic Devices

  • Masaaki Fujita, global procurement director
    coporate procurement division,  global logistics,
    corporate global logistics division director, trading company;

  • Yoshihisa Fukushima, intellectual property, corporate
    intellectual property division director; president, intellectual property rights
    operations company;

  • Hideaki Kawai, corporate planning group general

  • Yoshiyuki Miyabe, technology, digital network &
    software technology, Tokyo R&D Center, Overseas R&D Centers;
    NewBusiness Strategy Office; Panasonic spin-up fund; acTVila Business Promotion;


    Laurent Abadie, corporate management division
    for Europe director; chairman & COO, Panasonic Europe, managing director,
    Panasonic marketing Europe GmbH;

  • Yorihisa Shiokawa, corporate management division
    for Asia and Oceania director, managing director Panasonic Asia Pacific;

  • Yoshiaki Nakagawa, personnel, general affairs, social
    relations, e-Work promotion office;

Executive Officers:

  • Joseph Taylor, corporate management division for
    North America director; Panasonic Corporation of North America chairman and

  • Jun Ishii, new business promotion; Panasonic consumer
    marketing president, corporate CS division;

  • Toshiro Kisaka, corporate management division
    for China and Northeast Asia director; Panasonic Corporation of China chairman;

  • Masato Tomita, corporate management division for
    CIS, the Middle East & Africa director;

  • Takeshi Uenoyama, device technology general manager,
    device strategy office, Advanced Technology Research Laboratories, The Nakao
    Laboratory acting director;

  • Shiro Nishiguchi, digital AVC products marketing
    division director, consumer products marketing;

  • Yoshio Ito, display devices business group AVC
    Networks Co, senior VP and director;

  • Hidetoshi Osawa, corporate communications
    division director;

  • Mamoru Yoshida, display network products business
    group, AVC networks., senior VP and director;

  • Tsuyoshi Nomura, corporate manufacturing
    innovation division director, advanced production systems development company;

  • Nobuharu Akamine, systems and communications
    company senior VP, Panasonic System Networks Co. executive senior VP;

  • Kuniaki Okahara, corporate engineering quality
    administration division director; customer support & management division
    corporate FF;

  • Yukio Nakashima, home appliances and wellness
    productions marketing division, consumer products marketing director;

  • Kuniaki Matsukage lighting company president, senior
    managing director; lighting manufacturing business unit director, Panasonic Electric
    Works senior managing director;

  • Masato Ito, energy company president senior VP, Mobile
    Energy Company, Sanyo Electric;

  • Yasutomo Fukui, information systems;

  • Katsuhiko Fujiwara, air conditioning and energy
    business, home appliances company senior VP;

  • Masahisa Shibata, automotive systems company

  • Toshiyuki Takagi, network systems business group
    senior VP and director AVC networks;

  • Shiro Kitajima, Panasonic Corporation of North America
    COO; Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company president;

  • Machiko Miyai, corporate environmental affairs
    division director.  

Effective March 31, Ikuo Miyamoto will retire from the office of managing
executive officer, and Naoto Noguchi and Osamu Waki will retire from the office
of executive officer.