Board Members

Board Members

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CxO / Executive Officer / Professional Officer

主要グループ会社代表

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Other Euglena Corporate Information

Kengo SuzukiExecutive Officer CTO

2003 Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, specializing in Biological Systems Engineering
2005 Became a director at Euglena Co., Ltd.
2006 Completed a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
2016 Obtained a PhD in Agriculture at the University of Tokyo Graduate School
2018 Became the Team Leader of the Microalgae Production Control Technology Laboratory, RIKEN (to present)
2018 Became the Research and Development Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2019 Obtained a PhD in Medicine at Kitasato University Graduate School
2019 Became a visiting professor at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (to present)
2019 Became a specially-appointed professor of the Advanced Graduate Program for Future Medicine and Health Care, Tohoku University (to present)
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CTO

Mitsuru IzumoPresident

2002 Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, specializing in Agricultural Structure and Farm Business Management
2002 Joined the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.
2005 Became the Representative Director,President of Euglena Co., Ltd.

Achievements

2000 Became the Japanese Representative in the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society, Stanford University
2003 『東大に入るということ 東大を出るということ』(プレジデント社・共著) 上梓
2004 Completed the Price-Babson program at Babson College
2004 Became a committee member for a mission to the United States, based on the Hiranuma-Evans Initiative between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the U.S. Department of Commerce
2007 Awarded the Japan-China-Korea Young Business Newcomer Award by the All-China Youth Federation
2010 Became a committee member of the Expert Panel on Strengthening Competitiveness by Intellectual Property and International Standardization, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat
2010 Awarded the Tokyo Venture Technology Award by the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
2011 Awarded Rookie of the Year as a special award by the Diamond Frontier Club
2011 Selected as one of the “100 people to rebuild Japan” in AERA by the Asahi Shimbun Company
2011 Awarded the Invention and Discovery Encouragement Prize, Ando Momofuku Awards, by the ANDO Foundation
2012 Awarded the METI Minister’s Award, Japan Venture Awards, by the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation
2012 Became a member of the Council for the Future of Small and Micro Enterprises (Overseas Business, New Business and New Collaboration), the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
2012 2012 Selected as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum)
2012 Became a committee member of the Formulation Committee on the Basic Plan for the Japan Pavilion at the Milan Expo, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2012 Published “I’ve Decided to Save the World with Euglena.” (DIAMOND, Inc.)
2013 Became a part-time lecturer at the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
2013 Awarded CHANGEMAKERS OF THE YEAR by Nikkei Business Online
2013 Became an expert adviser to the Financial System Council, Financial Services Agency
2013 Awarded the 15th Entrepreneur Venture Award by the Entrepreneur Network
2013 Awarded the Emerging Leader Award, Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards, by Stanford University
2013 Joined the Advisory Board of the G1 New Leaders Summit/G1 Venture
2014 Awarded the 39th Keizaikai Awards Venture Management Award by Keizaikai
2014 Awarded the 8th IPO Award (Rookie Category) by the Tokyo New Business Conference
2014 Became a committee member of the Award for Academic Startups Screening Committee, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2014 Awarded the 3rd “Symbols of Tomorrow” Award by the All Japan Hospital Association/Japan Hospital Association/Sanofi
2015 Awarded the 57th Management Award by ZAIKAI
2015 Awarded the Prime Minister’s Award, 1st Nippon Venture Awards
2015 Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Harvard Business School Club of Japan
2015 Became a committee member of the Academic Activities Committee, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
2015 Awarded the 31st Outstanding Leadership Award in Corporate Communications by Keizai Koho Center
2015 Became an expert for the Education Rebuilding Implementation Council, Cabinet Secretariat
2017 Became an Education Rebuilding Implementation Advisor, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2017 Awarded the George Bernard Shaw Unreasonable Person Award, Real Innovation Awards 2017, sponsored by the London Business School
2018 Awarded the 6th Technology Management and Innovation Award by the Japan Techno-Economics Society
2018 Became a director of the Tokyo New Business Conference
2018 Became a member of the Deliberation Committee, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
2018 Became an ad hoc committee member of the Industrial Structure Council
2020 Became the Vice-Chairman of the Deliberation Committee, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

Akihiko NagataDirector, Representative Executive Officer, CEO 

2007 Graduated from the Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
2007 Joined INSPiRE Corporation
2008 Became a director at Euglena Co., Ltd.
2015 Became the President and Representative Director of Euglena Investment Co., Ltd. (currently Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.)
2018 Became a director at Oriental Air Bridge Co., Ltd. (to present)
2018 Became the Chief Operating Officer of Euglena Co., Ltd.
2020 Became the Representative Director of Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd. (to present)
2021 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director, CEO, Healthcare Company
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director, Representative Executive Officer and CEO

Takuyuki FukumotoOperating officer Healthcare Company Sales Representative
 

1995 Enrolled at St Gregory’s College
1997 Transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma
1999 Became a director of High Chlorella Co., Ltd. (currently Epauler Co., Ltd.)
2005 Became a director at Euglena Co., Ltd.
2015 Became the Chairman of Shanghai Euglena Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
2016 Became a director of Chlorella Supply Co., Ltd. (to present)
2018 Became the Healthcare Business Head, Executive Officer, euglena Co., Ltd.
2020 Became the Healthcare Company Sales Representative, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2021 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer Healthcare Company Sales Manager
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer, General Manager of Euglena Healthcare Company

Makoto ShimizuDirector and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (External Director)

2004 Became a certified attorney
2004 Joined Nishimura & Partners (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
2015 Became a director at Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 Became a director and Audit and Supervisory Committee member (External Director) at Euglena Co., Ltd.

Aiko MochizukiDirector and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (External Director)

2002 Joined ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation
2005 Became a certified public accountant
2007 Joined Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
2016 Became the Managing Director and a co-owner (partner) of Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (to present)
2018 Became the CEO and Representative Director of IGPI Technology, Inc. (to present)
2020 Became a director and Audit and Supervisory Committee member (External Director) at Euglena Co., Ltd.

Mirai MurakamiDirector and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (External Director)

2000 Joined ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation
2004 Became a certified public accountant
2006 Joined the Global Banking Headquarters of UBS Securities Company (currently UBS Securities Co., Ltd.)
2009 Joined KPMG Healthcare Japan Co., Ltd.
2012 Joined Uzabase, Inc.
2013 Became the Management Representative, Executive Officer, Uzabase, Inc.
2018 Became the Managerial Finance Planning Representative, Expert Director and CFO, Uzabase, Inc.
2019 Became the Representative Director of somebuddy Co., Ltd. (to present)
2019 株式会社ブリッジ・シー・キャピタル(現クリアル株式会社)
社外取締役(現任)
2019 Became an External Auditor at INCLUSIVE Inc. (to present)
2020 Became a director and Audit and Supervisory Committee member (External Director) at Euglena Co., Ltd.

八重山殖産株式会社 代表取締役社長中野 良平

2008 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 株式会社ユーグレナ 生産技術開発部長
2017 八重山殖産株式会社 代表取締役社長(現任)
2018 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer in charge of production technology development
2022 株式会社ユーグレナ R&Dカンパニー R&Dセンター長

Operating officer
In charge of management
Daisuke Susa

1998 Joined NAIGAI Co., Ltd.
2003 Joined ChuoAoyama PwC Consulting, Inc. (currently Mirai Consulting, Inc.)
2006 Joined Fidec Corporation (currently Accretive Co., Ltd.)
2009 Became the Deputy Financial Director of Fidec Corporation
2011 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2014 Became the Administration Manager of euglena Co., Ltd. (to present)
2018 Became the Management Representative, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2021 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer and Administration Head Healthcare Company SCM
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer and Administration Head

Tomohiro WakaharaExecutive Officer CFiO 

2001 Joined UBS Warburg Securities Ltd. (currently UBS Securities Co., Ltd.)
2013 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 Became the Corporate Strategy Manager of Euglena Co., Ltd. (to present)
2018 Became the Corporate Strategy Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2021 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CFiO (Chief Financial Officer)

グラミンユーグレナ 代表取締役社長佐竹 右行

1979 Joined Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
1997 Became the Kanayama Branch Manager, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
2004 Became the Senior Managing Director of Paraca Inc.
2007 Became the President and Representative Director of Tokyo REIT, Co., Ltd.
2009 Became the Managing Executive Officer of Yukiguni Maitake Co., Ltd.
2010 Became the co-CEO of Grameen Yukiguni Maitake (currently Grameen Euglena) (to present)
2014 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 Became the Business Development Manager of Euglena Co., Ltd.
2018 Became the Overseas Business Development Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.

Korehiro OdateEnergy Company Head, Executive Officer

1983 Joined Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
1995 Graduated with an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business
2006 Transferred to Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
2007 Became the Corporate Planning Manager, Planning & Administration Division, Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. (temporary transfer)
2008 Became the Deputy Manager, New Business Promotion Office, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
2011 Became the Planning and Administration Manager, Urethane Business Division, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
2012 Joined Shell Chemicals Japan Limited
2014 Became the President and Representative Director of Shell Chemicals Japan Limited
2016 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 Became the Biofuel Business Manager of Euglena Co., Ltd. (to present)
2018 Became the Biofuel Business Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2020 Became the Energy Company Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.

Shoko TakahashiBioinformatics Business Head, Executive Officer

2012 Completed a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
2013 Founded and became the Representative Director of Genequest Inc. (to present)
2015 Completed a doctoral course at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
2018 Became the Bioinformatics Business Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.

Moe KudoOperating officer
Euglena Healthcare Company
Co-Company Chief

2004 Joined Shiseido Company, Limited
2014 Became the Assistant Brand Manager of Shiseido Company, Limited
2015 Became the Brand Manager of Shiseido Company, Limited
2019 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2020 Became the Leading Brand Department Manager of Euglena Co., Ltd.
2021 Became a director at LIGUNA Co., Ltd. (to present)
2021 Became the Healthcare Company Marketing Representative, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer Euglena Healthcare Company Co-Company Head

Masahiro KotosakaDirector (External Director)

2004 Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc.
2013 Became an associate professor at the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
2016 Became an External Auditor at Uzabase, Inc. (to present)
2016 Became an associate professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University (to present)
2017 Became an External Auditor at Raksul Inc. (to present)
2018 Became an External Director at Euglena Co., Ltd.

Etsuko OkajimaDirector, Executive Officer CHRO 

1989 Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
2001 Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc.
2002 Joined GLOBIS Management Bank, Inc.
2005 Became the President and Representative Director of GLOBIS Management Bank, Inc.
2007 Became the President and Representative Director of ProNova Inc. (to present)
2014 Became an External Director at Astellas Pharma Inc.
2014 Became an External Director at MARUI GROUP Co., Ltd. (to present)
2015 Became an External Director at Lancers, Inc. (to present)
2015 Became an External Director at SEPTENI Holdings Co., Ltd. (to present)
2016 Became an External Director at Link and Motivation Inc.
2018 Became an External Director at Euglena Co., Ltd.
2019 Became an External Director at Money Forward, Inc. (to present)
2020 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director CHRO

Rena KawasakiCFO (ChiefFutureOfficer)

2020 Euglena Co., Ltd. CFO (Chief Future Officer)

About CFO of Euglena Co., Ltd.

Yukihiro MaruProfessional Officer CRO and R&D Company Co-CEO 

2002 Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. (currently Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.) Representative Director
2006 Completed doctoral course at Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo
2010 Leave a Nest Singapore, Private Ltd. Director
2011 Leave a Nest America, Inc. Director
2013 Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Director
2016 Leave a Nest United Kingdom Ltd. Director
2019 Glocalink Singapore Pte. Ltd. Co-Founder / Director
2019 Visiting Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Japan International Institute of Technology, Malaysia
2019 Visiting Professor, Kobe University
(Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Technology Innovation Doctoral Program Advisory Board Member)
2020 Representative Director of Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. CRO

Yasuhiro FukutomiProfessional Officer CSO 

1987年 Joined Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
2003 ドイツ武田 副社長
2009 英国武田 社長
2015 武田薬品工業株式会社 社長室長
2017 武田薬品工業株式会社 経営企画部長 兼 社長室長
2017 (兼任) 武田コンシューマーヘルスケア株式会社 取締役会長
2018 (兼任) 武田コンシューマーヘルスケア株式会社 代表取締役会長 兼 社長
2019 日本製薬株式会社 代表取締役社長
2022 株式会社ユーグレナ 専任役員 CSO

株式会社エポラ 代表取締役社長竹村 孝介

2005株式会社エポラ 入社
2009株式会社エポラ 取締役営業部長
2019株式会社エポラ 取締役副社長
2020株式会社エポラ 代表取締役社長

株式会社MEJ 代表取締役社長古賀 徹

2008MEJ 創業

Shinji MorosawaExecutive Officer and Overseas Business Development Head 

1999株式会社雪国まいたけ入社
2006同 仙台支店 支店長
2010同 東京支店 課長
兼 事業開発部 課長
兼 グラミン雪国まいたけ ボードメンバー
2014株式会社ユーグレナ入社
2016Business Development Department Business Development Section Chief
2018海外事業開発部 部長
2022執行役員 海外事業開発担当

キューサイ株式会社 代表取締役社長佐伯 澄

1996年 株式会社東京三菱銀行 入行(現 三菱東京UFJ銀行)
2000 IBI, Inc.  入社(現 WPPグループ)
2003 株式会社UFJ銀行 入行(現 三菱東京UFJ 銀行)
2005 住友商事株式会社 入社
2017 Amazon 入社
2018 株式会社MOA 代表取締役
2020 リテールデジタルソリューションズ株式会社 最高執行責任者
2021 株式会社さとふる 取締役
2022 キューサイ株式会社 取締役
2022 キューサイ株式会社 代表取締役社長

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