About NGK

Directors and Corporate Officers

Board of Directors

  • Taku Oshima

    Chairman

  • Shigeru Kobayashi

    President

  • Hiroshi Kanie

    Executive Vice President

    Responsible for Auditing Dept., Corporate Planning Office, New Business Planning Dept., Group Compliance Dept., Legal Dept., Intellectual Property Dept., Human Resources Dept., and General Affairs Dept.
    Senior Officer in charge of Group Companies, Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Committee Chair, and Internal Controls Committee Chair

  • Chiaki Niwa

    Executive Vice President

    Top Executive R&D,
    Manufacturing, Engineering Group Executive
    Responsible for Corporate Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Management Dept., Environment, Safety and Industrial Health Dept., and Digital Transformation and Innovation Dept.
    Quality Committee Chair, Environment, Safety and Industrial Health Committee Chair

  • Susumu Sakabe

    Director and Senior Vice President

  • Ryohei Iwasaki

    Director and Senior Vice President

    Group Executive, Process Technology Business Group

  • Shuhei Ishikawa

    Director and Senior Vice President

    Group Executive, Electronics Business Group

  • Nobumitsu Saji

    Director and Senior Vice President

  • Atsushi Matsuda

    Director and Senior Vice President

    Group Executive, Energy Infrastructure Business Group
    Ceramic Products Business Group Executive

  • Tsutomu Nanataki

    Director and Senior Vice President

    Group Executive, Corporate R&D, Development Committee Chair

  • Hiroyuki Kamano

    Outside Director

  • Emiko Hamada

    Outside Director

  • Kazuo Furukawa

    Outside Director

Executive Officers

Hiroshi Kurachi Senior Vice President General Manager, Sensor Div., Ceramic Products Business Group
Hiroto Matsuda Senior Vice President Group Vice Executive, Process Technology Business Group, General Manager, High Performance Ceramics Div.
Tadaaki Yamada Senior Vice President General Manager, Human Resources Dept., In Charge of General Affairs Dept. HR Committee Chair, General Manager, Osaka Branch
Akira Katoh Senior Vice President Group Vice Executive, Electronics Business Group, General Manager, New Metals Div., General Manager, Chita Site
Masanobu Inoue Vice President General Manager, Industrial Process Div., Process Technology Business Group
Hiroharu Kato Vice President General Manager, Business Strategy Dept. Global Sales & Marketing Div., Ceramic Products Business Group
Atsushi Miyajima Vice President Group Executive, Corporate Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities Committee Chair
Hideaki Shindo Vice President Responsible for ESG Management Dept., Secretarial Office, Finance Dept. and Purchasing Dept.
Jun Mori Vice President Group Executive, Ceramic Products Business Group, General Manager, Nagoya Site
Hiroyuki Shinohara Vice President General Manager, Corporate Planning Office, In Charge of New Business Planning Dept.
Iwao Ohwada Vice President General Manager, Advanced Device Components Div., Electronics Business Group
Tatsumi Ichioka Vice President General Manager, Energy Storage Div., Energy Infrastructure Business Group, General Manager, Komaki Site
Ryo Ishiara Vice President General Manager, ESG Management Dept., In Charge of Secretarial Office, General Manager, Tokyo Main Office
Mayumi Inagaki Vice President In Charge of Auditing Dept., Group Compliance Dept., Legal Dept., and Intellectual Property Dept.
Hirofumi Sakamoto Vice President General Manager, Engineering Div., Ceramic Products Business Group

Audit & Supervisory Board

Ken Sugiyama Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Takeshi Shimazaki Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Junichi Itoh Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Outside
Masayoshi Sakaguchi Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Outside