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Kengo SuzukiExecutive Officer CTO and R&D Company Co-CEO

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 Team Leader, Algae Resource Upcycling Research Team, RIKEN (current position)
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 IzumoFounder and President

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 President and Representative Director of Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)

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
2005 President and Representative Director of Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)
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)
2021 Received the "SDGs Promotion Headquarters (Prime Minister) Award" at the 5th Japan SDGs Awards

Akihiko NagataDirector

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. Executive Officer, CEO, Healthcare Company
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director, Representative Executive Officer and CEO
2024 Director of Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)

Executive Officer
Euglena Healthcare Company CEO
Takumoto Takuyuki

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 Director of Chlorella Supply Co., Ltd. (now Epora Co., Ltd.)
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 Representative
2021 Representative Director of LIGUNA Co., Ltd. (current position)
2022 Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd. President, Euglena Healthcare Company
2023 Director of Yaeyama Shokusan Co., Ltd. (current position)
2023 Executive Officer of Euglena Co., Ltd. CEO 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 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (Outside Director) (current position)

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)
2020 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (Outside Director) (current position)
2021 Outside Director of Nankai Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (current position)

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 Bridge Sea Capital Co., Ltd. (currently CREAL Inc.)
Outside director (current position)
2019 Became an External Auditor at INCLUSIVE Inc. (to present)
2020 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director Audit and Supervisory Committee Member (Outside Director) (current position)

Ryohei Nakano, President and CEO of Yaeyama Sangyo Co., Ltd.

2008 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 Euglena Co., Ltd. Production Technology Development Department Manager
2017 President of Yaeyama Sangyo Co., Ltd. (current position)
2018 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer in charge of production technology development
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. R & D Company R & D Center Director
2024 Euglena R&D Center Director (current position)

Daisuke SusaExecutive Officer CAO

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 Euglena Co., Ltd. Management Manager
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
2023 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CAO (current position)

Tomohiro WakaharaRepresentative Executive Officer Co-CEO and CFiO

2001 Joined UBS Warburg Securities Ltd. (currently UBS Securities Co., Ltd.)
2013 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016 Euglena Co., Ltd. Corporate Strategy Department
2018 Became the Corporate Strategy Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2021 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CFiO (Chief Financial Officer)
2024 Euglena Co., Ltd. Representative Executive Officer Co-CEO and CFiO (current position)
2024 Director of Q-Sai Co., Ltd. (current position)

Grameen Euglena Co-CEO Shiori Onishi

2004 Joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
2011 University of Manchester, Master of Development Finance, Completed
2012 Joined the World Bank
2015 Joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. (currently PwC Advisory LLC)
2018 Joined Crowdcredit Co., Ltd.
2019 Executive Officer Crowdcredit Co., Ltd.
2022 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2022 General Manager of Euglena Co., Ltd. Overseas Business Development Department (current position)
2023 Co-CEO of Grameen Euglena (current position)

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 General Manager of Euglena Biofuel Division
2018 Became the Biofuel Business Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2020 Became the Energy Company Head, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.

Shoko TakahashiExecutive Officer and Bioinformatics Business Head

2012 Completed a master’s degree at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo
2013 Established Gene Quest Co., Ltd. CEO
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.
2023 Director of Gene Quest Co., Ltd.
2023 Euglena Co., Ltd. Professional Officer in charge of Bioinformatics

Moe KudoExecutive Officer and Euglena Healthcare Company Co-CEO

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 Director of LIGUNA Co., Ltd.
2021 Became the Healthcare Company Marketing Representative, Executive Officer, Euglena Co., Ltd.
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer Euglena Healthcare Company Co-CEO

Masahiro KotosakaDirector (External Director)

2004 Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc.
2013 Became an associate professor at the College of Business Administration, Ritsumeikan University
2016 External Auditor, UZABASE, Inc.
2016 Became an associate professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University (to present)
2017 Raksul Co., Ltd. Outside Corporate Auditor
2018 Outside Director of Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)
2019 Outside Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, Uzabase, Inc.
2019 Outside Director and Audit and Supervisory Committee Member of Raksul Co., Ltd. (current position)

Etsuko OkajimaDirector and Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

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 Outside Director of Yapuri Co., Ltd. (current position)
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 Executive Officer CHRO
2023 Euglena Co., Ltd. Director and Professional Officer CHRO
2024 Director of Euglena Co., Ltd. and Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee (current position)

Professional Officer CFO (Chief Future Officer) Midori Watanabe

2022

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

About the CFO of Euglena Co., Ltd.

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

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

Yasuhiro FukutomiProfessional Officer CSO 

1987 Joined Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
2003 Vice President Takeda, Germany
2009 President Takeda, UK
2015 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited President's Office Manager
2017 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited General Manager of Corporate Planning Department and General Manager of President's Office
2017 (Concurrent post) Takeda Consumer Healthcare Co., Ltd. Chairman of the Board
2018 (Concurrent post) Takeda Consumer Healthcare Co., Ltd. Chairman and CEO
2019 President of Nihon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. CSO

Kosuke Takemura, President and CEO of Epauler Co., Ltd.

2005Joined Epauler Co., Ltd.
2009Epauler Co., Ltd. Director and Sales Manager
2019Epauler Co., Ltd. Executive Vice President
2020Representative Director and President of Epora Co., Ltd. (current position)

MEJ Co., Ltd. President Hidemitsu Otsuki

2002Joined Mori Trust Co., Ltd.
2010Director of MEJ Co., Ltd.
2023MEJ Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President (current position)

Shinji MorosawaExecutive Officer and Overseas Business Development Head 

1999Joined Yukiguni Maitake Co., Ltd.
2006Sendai Branch Branch Manager
2010Tokyo branch manager
Also, Manager of Business Development Department
Cum Grameen Snow Country Maitake Board Member
2014Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2016Business Development Department Business Development Section Chief
2018General Manager of Overseas Business Development Department
2022Executive Officer in charge of overseas business development

Yuichi HoshinoExecutive Officer and CIO

1999Joined RASIS Software Service Co., Ltd.
2001Director of YAMATO Co., Ltd.
2007Director and CTO of Global ID Co., Ltd.
2008Representative Director, Stella Field Partners Co., Ltd.
2013Director of GeneQuest Co., Ltd. (current position)
2022Director of Frembacy Co., Ltd. (current position)
2022Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CIO (current position)

Q'SAI Co., Ltd. President and CEO Sumi Saeki

1996 Joined The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Corporation (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
2000 Joined IBI, Inc. (currently WPP Group)
2003 Joined UFJ Bank Limited (currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
2005 Joined Sumitomo Corporation
2017 Joined Amazon
2018 Representative Director of MOA Co., Ltd.
2020 Chief Operating Officer, Retail Digital Solutions Co., Ltd.
2021 Director of Satoful Co., Ltd.
2022 Q'SAI Co., Ltd. Director
2022 Q-Sai Co., Ltd. Representative Director and President (current position)

Hiroko UemuraRepresentative Executive Officer Co-CEO and COO

2001 Joined SB Foods Co., Ltd.
Convenience store chain headquarters sales and PB brand product planning
2006 Joined Ikyu Co., Ltd.
Sales Planning Senior Manager, Headquarters Sales Team Team Leader
2014 General Manager of Customer Service Department, Ikyu Co., Ltd.
2016 Ikyu Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CHRO
2016 Ikyu Co., Ltd. Executive Officer General Manager of CHRO Management Headquarters
2023 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2023 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CSXO and General Manager of Human Resources Department
2024 Euglena Co., Ltd. Representative Executive Officer Co-CEO and COO (current position)
2024 Director of Daikyo Hiryo Co., Ltd. (current position)

Chief Creative Director Chihiro Kato

2007 Founded EDING: POST / Appointed CEO (current position)
2008 Graduated from Bunka Fashion College
2009 Appointed Director of Method Co., Ltd. (current position)
2021 Appointed as CDO of Azero Co., Ltd. (current position)
2022 Appointed as CDO of Luxury Goods Laboratory Co., Ltd. (current position)
2023 Appointed as Chief Creative Director of Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)

Senior Executive Officer and CEO of Healthcare Company Kim Seong-hwan

2011 Joined Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
2018 Joined Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
2019 Joined Rakuten, Inc.
2021 Joined Persol Career Co., Ltd.
2021 Persol Career Co., Ltd. Career SBU Business Strategy Department Planning Manager
2022 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2023 Became a director at LIGUNA Co., Ltd. (to present)
2023 Director of MEJ Co., Ltd. (current position)
2023 Director of Frembacy Co., Ltd. (current position)
2023 Euglena Co., Ltd. Euglena Healthcare Company COO
2024 Senior Executive Officer and CEO of Healthcare Company, Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)
2024 Director of Epora Co., Ltd. (current position)
2024 Director of Hako Co., Ltd. (current position)

Executive Officer and Energy Company CEONao Nitta

2003 Joined Shuei Preparatory School Co., Ltd.
2008 Joined MISUMI Co., Ltd.
2018 Misumi Co., Ltd. European Corporate Entity FA Product Department Business Manager
2021 Joined Fracta Leap Co., Ltd.
2022 Fracta Leap Co., Ltd. VP of Business Development
2022 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2023 Deputy General Manager, Euglena Biofuel Division, Co., Ltd.
2024 Executive Officer Head of Energy Company, Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)
2024 EUGLENA MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. Director (current)

Yosuke Inoue Executive Officer General Manager of New Business Headquarters

2010 Joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
2020 Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management
2022 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Sustainable Agritech Division Manager
2023 Director of Daikyo Hiryo Co., Ltd.
2023 Director of Euglena Taketomi Shrimp Farming Co., Ltd. (current position)
2023 Representative Director of Daikyo Hiryo Co., Ltd. (current position)
2024 Executive Officer General Manager of New Business Headquarters, Euglena Co., Ltd. (current position)

Executive Officer CLO Yuko Suzuki

2010 Became a certified attorney
2011 Joined Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Law Office
2016 Graduated from New York University School of Law (LLM), USA
2022 Joined Euglena Co., Ltd.
2022 Euglena Co., Ltd. Legal Department Manager
2024 Euglena Co., Ltd. Executive Officer CLO (current position)

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