Our Leadership

Our Directors and Executive Officers as of July 4, 2023

Directors

Yoshinobu Tsutsui

Chairman

Profile
Jan. 30, 1954
Born
Apr. 1977
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Jul. 2004
Director
Jan. 2007
Director and Executive Officer
Mar. 2007
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2009
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Apr. 2011
President
Apr. 2018
Chairman (present)
Hiroshi Shimizu

President

Profile

Position: Senior General Manager of Group Business Headquarters

Jan. 30, 1961
Born
Apr. 1983
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2009
Executive Officer
Mar. 2012
Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2013
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2014
Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2016
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2016
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Apr. 2018
President (present)
Yuji Mikasa

Representative Director and Executive Vice President

Profile

In charge of: Osaka Head Office

Responsible for:Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo Promotion Dept., Compliance Dept., Risk Management Dept., Internal Audit Dept. (other than audits of the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo Promotion Dept., Compliance Dept., Risk Management Dept. and Global Business Risk & Control Dept.), Global Business Risk & Control Dept.

Sep. 7, 1963
Born
Apr. 1986
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2013
Executive Officer
Mar. 2017
Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2017
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2020
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2022
Director and Executive Vice President
Mar. 2023
Representative Director and Executive Vice President (present)
Nobuto Fujimoto

Representative Director and Executive Vice President

Profile

Supervises: Investment Management Unit

Responsible for: Finance & Investment Planning Dept.

Oct. 27, 1962
Born
Apr. 1987
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2014
Executive Officer
Jul. 2017
Director and Executive Officer
Mar. 2018
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Representative Director and Executive Vice President (present)
Satoshi Asahi

Representative Director and Executive Vice President

Profile

In charge of: Agency Marketing Headquarters

Responsible for: Metropolitan Area Headquarters, Tokai Regional Headquarters, Kinki Regional Headquarters, Metropolitan Corporate & Worksite Marketing Headquaters, Sales Representatives Training Dept., Sales Representatives Operations Management Dept., General Insurance Planning & Operation Dept., Service Network Development Dept., Corporate & Worksite Marketing Dept.

Position:General Manager of Metropolitan Corporate & Worksite Marketing Headquaters, Senior Manager of Regional Branch Administration, General Manager of Business School for Sales Managers, General Manager of General Insurance Planning & Operation

Jun. 29, 1963
Born
Apr. 1987
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2014
Executive Officer
Jul. 2017
Director and Executive Officer
Mar. 2018
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Representative Director and Executive Vice President (present)
Hideki Ohno

Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer

Profile

In charge of: Financial Institution Relations Headquarters

Responsible for: Head Office 1st to 3rd Corporate Marketing Dept., East Japan Corporate Marketing Dept., Head Office Tokai Corporate Marketing Dept., Head Office Osaka Corporate Marketing Dept., Head Office Kyushu Corporate Marketing Dept., Corporate Marketing Planning Dept., Group Annuities Dept., Corporate Sales Promotion Dept., Group Marketing Information Center

Jun 14, 1965
Born
Apr. 1988
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2016
Executive Officer
Mar. 2020
Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Senior Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2023
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer(present)
Naoki Akahori

Director and Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Agency Marketing Headquarters, Financial Institution Relations Headquarters, Healthcare Business Dept., Product Planning Dept., Marketing Planning Dept., Sales Representatives Human Resource Dept., Financial Institution & Agency Marketing Planning Dept., Agency Operations Dept., Financial Institution Relations Dept.

Secondarily responsible for: DX Strategy Planning Dept.

Aug.13, 1964
Born
Apr. 1988
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2017
Executive Officer
Jul. 2020
Director and Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Director and Managing Executive Officer (present)
Kazuo Sato

Director and Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Corporate Planning Dept., Group Business Dept., Public & Investor Relations Dept., Planning and Research Dept., Head Office Public Affairs Dept., DX Strategy Planning Dept., Actuarial Dept., Legal Office, Internal Audit Dept. (audits of the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo Promotion Dept., Compliance Dept., Risk Management Dept. and Global Business Risk & Control Dept.)

Feb. 16, 1966
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2017
Executive Officer
Jul. 2020
Director and Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Director and Managing Executive Officer (present)
Kazuya Kishibuchi

Director and Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: IT Planning Dept., IT Promotion Dept., Customer Service Headquarters

Secondarily responsible for: DX Strategy Planning Dept.

Position: General Manager of Customer Service Headquarters

Feb. 6, 1967
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2017
Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2022
Director and Managing Executive Officer (present)
Akiko Osawa

Director and Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Treasury & Capital Markets Dept., Equity Investment Dept., International Investment Dept., Separate Account Investment Dept.

Oct. 12, 1965
Born
Apr. 1988
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2018
Executive Officer
Jul. 2021
Director and Executive Officer
Mar. 2022
Director and Managing Executive Officer (present)
Minoru Kimura

Director and Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Global Insurance Business Dept., Global Asset Management Business Dept., Global Representative Office, Global Business Planning Dept.

Jun. 20, 1967
Born
Apr. 1990
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2018
Executive Officer
Mar. 2022
Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2022
Director and Managing Executive Officer (present)
Yoshitaka Nakamura

Director and Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Secretarial Dept., Affiliated Business Dept., Human Resource Planning Dept., Human Resource Development Dept., Human Resource Dept., General Affairs Dept., Health Management Dept.

Position: General Manager of Health Management

Feb. 26, 1969
Born
Apr. 1991
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2019
Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2023
Director and Managing Executive Officer(present)
Shin Ushijima

Director

Profile
Sep. 30, 1949
Born
Apr. 1977
Public Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
Apr. 1978
Public Prosecutor, Hiroshima District Public Prosecutors Office
Apr. 1979
Attorney (present)
Jul. 2007
Director, Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
Satoshi Miura

Director

Profile
Apr. 3, 1944
Born
Jun. 2002
President, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION
Jun. 2005
Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Management Strategy Division, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Jun. 2007
President and Chief Executive Officer, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Jun. 2012
Chairman of the Board, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Jul. 2017
Director, Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
Jun. 2018
Advisor, NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (present)
Tetsuro Tomita

Director

Profile
Oct. 10, 1951
Born
Jun. 2008
Executive Vice President and Representative Director and Director General of Lifestyle Business Development Headquarters, East Japan Railway Company
Jun. 2009
Executive Vice President and Representative Director and Director General of Corporate Planning Headquarters, East Japan Railway Company
Apr. 2012
President and Representative Director and Director General of Corporate Planning Headquarters, East Japan Railway Company
Jun. 2012
President and Representative Director, East Japan Railway Company
Apr. 2018
Chairman and Director, East Japan Railway Company (present)
Jul. 2020
Director, Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
Junichi Hamada

Director

Profile
Mar. 14, 1950
Born
Apr. 1992
Professor, Institute of Socio-information and Communication Studies, University of Tokyo
Apr. 1995
Head, Institute of Socio-information and Communication Studies, University of Tokyo
Apr. 2000
Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo Concurrently, Dean, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo Concurrently, Dean, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies & Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
Apr. 2005
Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo
Apr. 2009
President, University of Tokyo
Jun. 2015
Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo (present)
Jul. 2021
Director, Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
  • *
    Shin Ushijima, Satoshi Miura, Tetsuro Tomita and Junichi Hamada are independent outside directors satisfying the Company's Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors.

Directors (Audit and Supervisory Committee Members)

Yosuke Matsunaga

Director(Audit and Supercisory Committee Member)

Profile
May 16, 1961
Born
Apr. 1985
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2012
Executive Officer
Mar. 2016
Managing Executive Officer
Jul. 2016
Director and Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2019
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Director and Executive Vice President
Mar. 2022
Representative Director and Executive Vice President
Mar. 2023
Director
Jul. 2023
Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)(present)
Takashi Imai

Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

Profile
Dec. 23, 1929
Born
Jun. 1989
Representative Director and Vice President, Nippon Steel Corporation
Jun. 1993
Representative Director and President, Nippon Steel Corporation
Jul. 1995
Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Nippon Life Insurance Company
Apr. 1998
Representative Director and Chairman, Nippon Steel Corporation
Apr. 2003
Director, Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus, Nippon Steel Corporation
Jun. 2003
Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus, Nippon Steel Corporation
Jun. 2008
Honorary Chairman, Nippon Steel Corporation
Oct. 2012
Honorary Chairman, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Apr. 2019
Honorary Chairman, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION (present)
Jul. 2022
Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
Kantaro Toyoizumi

Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

Profile
Oct. 17, 1945
Born
Apr. 1970
Attorney (present)
Jul. 2004
Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Nippon Life Insurance Company
Jul. 2022
Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
Keiichi Tadaki

Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

Profile
Jul. 1, 1943
Born
Jan. 2002
Vice-Minister of Justice
Jun. 2004
Superintending Prosecutor, Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office
Jun. 2006
Prosecutor-General
Jun. 2008
Retired as Prosecutor-General
Jul. 2008
Attorney (present)
Jul. 2009
Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Nippon Life Insurance Company
Jul. 2022
Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
Ryoji Sato

Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)

Profile
Dec. 7, 1946
Born
Feb. 1975
Certified public accountant (present)
Jun. 2007
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Jul. 2009
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Nov. 2010
Senior Advisor, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC
Jul. 2016
Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Nippon Life Insurance Company
Jul. 2022
Director (Audit and Supervisory Committee Member), Nippon Life Insurance Company (present)
  • *1
    Yosuke Matsunaga is a full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member.
  • *2
    Takashi Imai, Kantaro Toyoizumi, Kei'ichi Tadaki and Ryoji Sato are independent outside directors satisfying the Companys Criteria for Determining Independence of Outside Directors.

Executive Officers

Kouki Utsumi

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Finance Planning & Management Dept., Structured Finance Dept., 1st to 3rd Corporate Finance Dept., Metropolitan Area Corporate Finance Dept., Corporate Finance Dept., Tokai Area Corporate Finance Dept., Osaka Corporate Finance Dept., Kyushu Area Corporate Finance Dept., Real Estate Investment Dept.

May 8, 1963
Born
Apr. 1986
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2017
Executive Officer
Jul. 2018
Audit and Supervisory Board Member
Mar. 2021
Senior Audit and Supervisory Board Member
Jul. 2022
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Tatsuya Haraguchi

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Head Office 1st Corporate Marketing Dept., General Manager of Head Office 3rd Corporate Marketing Dept.

Jun. 20, 1967
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2017
Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Managing Executive Officer
Apr. 2021
Executive Officer
Mar. 2022
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Mitsugi Iwasaki

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Osaka Head Officer Corporate Marketing Dept.

Jul. 25, 1965
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2017
Executive Officer
Mar. 2021
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Norihiro Fujimasa

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Metropolitan Area Headquarters

Feb. 11, 1967
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2018
Executive Officer
Mar. 2022
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Yasutoyo Takada

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Responsible for: Public Affairs Dept., Corporate Promotion Dept., Credit Dept., Securities Operations Dept.

Position: General Manager of Corporate Promotion Dept.

Jul 6, 1967
Born
Apr. 1990
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2018
Executive Officer
Mar. 2022
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Takayuki Maeda

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Agency Marketing Headquarters, Deputy General Manager of Financial Institution Relations Headquarters

Feb. 5, 1967
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2019
Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Eiichi Hanawa

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Secondarily responsible for: Public & Investor Relations Dept., Planning and Research Dept.

Aug. 24, 1967
Born
Apr. 1991
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2019
Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Naoki Akiyama

Managing Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Financial Institution Relations Headquarters, Deputy General Manager of Agency Marketing Headquarters

Mar. 28, 1969
Born
Apr. 1991
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2019
Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Managing Executive Officer (present)
Tetsuya Ueda

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: Adviser (IT Planning Dept.)

Sep. 23, 1967
Born
Apr. 1991
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2019
Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Managing Executive Officer
Apr. 2023
Executive Officer (present)
Seiichi Tachi

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: Adviser (Group Business Dept.), Advisor (Financial Institution Relations and Corporate Agencies Planning Dept.)

Dec. 5, 1967
Born
Apr. 1991
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2019
Executive Officer
Mar. 2023
Managing Executive Officer
Apr. 2023
Executive Officer (present)
Akihiro Maeda

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Kinki Regional Headquarters, Deputy General Manager of Agency Marketing Headquarters (Kinki), Deputy General Manager of Financial Institution Relations Headquarters (Kinki), Deputy General Manager of Head Officer Osaka Corporate Marketing Dept. (Kinki)

Feb. 2, 1963
Born
Apr. 1986
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2020
Executive Officer (present)
Shinji Kuge

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Head Office 2nd Corporate Marketing Dept.

Jul. 11, 1965
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2020
Executive Officer (present)
Takahiro Miyajima

Executive Officer

Profile

Position:General Manager of Risk Management Dept.

Apr. 14, 1966
Born
Apr. 1990
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2020
Executive Officer (present)
Shinichiro Ito

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Sales Representatives Operations Management Dept.

Mar. 23, 1969
Born
Apr. 1991
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2020
Executive Officer (present)
Shinichi Okamoto

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: Head of the Americas and Europe, Adviser (Global Insurance Business Dept.), Adviser (Global Asset Management Dept.), Adviser (Global Business Planning Dept.)

Jun. 4, 1969
Born
Apr. 1992
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2020
Executive Officer (present)
Kei Nakashima

Executive Officer

Profile

Position:General Manager of Head Office East Japan Corporate Marketing Dept., Deputy General Manager of Agency Marketing Headquarters (Hokkaido, Tohoku), Deputy General Manager of Financial Institution Relations Headquarters (Hokkaido, Tohoku), General Manager of Market Development (Hokkaido, Tohoku), Adviser (Sales Representatives Operations Management Dept.)

Jun. 19, 1963
Born
May. 1987
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Apr. 2021
Executive Officer (present)
Takashi Masuyama

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept., Adviser (Group Business Dept.)

Dec. 21, 1969
Born
May 1993
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2021
Executive Officer (present)
Shinichiro Kashima

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Actuarial Dept., Head of Sustainability Planning Office, Adviser (Corporate Planning Dept.)

Mar. 9, 1968
Born
Apr. 1993
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2021
Executive Officer (present)
Takeshi Kimura

Executive Officer

Profile

Secondarily responsible for: Planning & Research Dept., Finance & Investment Planning Dept.

Position:Adviser (Sustainability Planning Office)

Feb. 13, 1965
Born
Sep. 2020
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2022
Executive Officer (present)
Sota Nakagawa

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Head Office Kyushu Corporate Marketing Dept., Deputy General Manager of Agency Marketing Headquarters (Kyushu), Deputy General Manager of Financial Institution Relations Headquarters (Kyushu), General Manager of Market Development (Kyushu), Adviser (Sales Representatives Operations Management Dept.)

May 8, 1969
Born
Apr. 1992
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2022
Executive Officer (present)
Kayoko Nakano

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Internal Audit Dept.

Sep. 18, 1968
Born
Apr. 1992
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2022
Executive Officer (present)
Shingo Matsui

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Secretarial Dept., General Manager of General Affairs Dept.

Mar. 29, 1972
Born
Apr. 1994
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2022
Executive Officer (present)
Terumasa Ito

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Tokai Regional Headquarters, General Manager of Head Office Tokai Corporate Marketing Dept., Deputy General Manager of Agency Marketing Headquarters (Tokai), Deputy General Manager of Financial Institution Relations Headquarters (Tokai)

Jun. 24, 1970
Born
Apr. 1994
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2022
Executive Officer (present)
Masato Hakutani

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Planning and Research Dept.

Feb. 26, 1971
Born
Apr. 1994
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2022
Executive Officer (present)
Yoshitsugu Umehara

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: Deputy General Manager of Metropolitan Corporate & Worksite Marketing Headquaters, General Manager of 1st Corporate & Worksite Sales Office

Apr. 29, 1966
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2023
Executive Officer (present)
Hirofumi Sugimura

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Group Life & Pension Dept.

Jan. 26, 1971
Born
Apr. 1993
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2023
Executive Officer (present)
Tomohiro Yao

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: Head of Asia Pacific, Head of India, Adviser (Global Insurance Business Dept.), Adviser (Global Asset Management Dept.), Adviser (Global Business Planning Dept.)

Jun. 1, 1971
Born
Apr. 1995
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2023
Executive Officer (present)
Akira Tsuzuki

Executive Officer

Profile

Position: General Manager of Finance & Investment Planning Dept.

Apr. 25, 1972
Born
Apr. 1995
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Mar. 2023
Executive Officer (present)

Audit and Supervisory Officer

Hiroshi Iwama
Profile
Feb. 8, 1967
Born
Apr. 1989
Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
Jul. 2022
Audit and Supervisory Officer (present)
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