CORPORATE INFORMATION
Akira Tanaka

President

Akira Tanaka

1979 Mar. Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Apr. Entered Nippon Television Network Corporation
2000 Jun. Appointed Director of Contents Business Department
2003 Jun. Appointed Director of Programming Department
2004 Dec. Appointed Deputy General Manager of Media Strategy Planning & Development Division
2005 Jun. Appointed Exective Managing Director of SKY Perfect Communications Inc
2008 Oct. Appointed Senior Managing Director of SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc
2010 Aug. Appointed President of SKY Perfect Entertainment Inc
2013 Jun. Appointed Board Director of SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc,
Executive Operating officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Inc,
Director of Multichannel Pay TV Business Group
2015 Jun. Appointed President of WOWOW (current position)
Noriaki Kuromizu

Vice President

Noriaki Kuromizu

1978 Mar. Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Literature
Apr. Entered Radio Nippon Co.LTD.
1990 Mar. Entered WOWOW
2001 Jul. Appointed Operating officer, General Manager of Production Division
2002 Dec. Appointed Operating officer, General Manager of Human Resources Department
2004 Jun. Appointed Board Director, General Manager of Corporate Strategy Division
2005 Jun. Appointed Managing Director, General Manager of Corporate Strategy Division
2006 Jun. Appointed Managing Director,responsible for Broadcasting Business, General Manager of Programming and Production Division
2007 Jun. Appointed Board Director, Programming,Production and Engineering Division
2008 Jun. Appointed Board Director, Human Resources, General Affairs and Compliance Division
2011 Jun. Appointed Managing Director,responsible for Marketing,Customer Relation and Sales Division
2012 Jul. Appointed Managing Director,responsible for Marketing,Sales and Digital Contents Division
2013 Apr. Appointed Managing Director,responsible for Marketing,Sales and Digital Contents, General Manager of Marketing Division
2014 Jun. Appointed Corporate Adviser,President of WOWOW Communications, Inc
2018 Jun. Appointed Vice President,responsible for Investor Relations,Finance & Accounting,Risk Management and Compliance Division, President of WOWOW Communications, Inc
Jul. Appointed Vice President,responsible for Office of the President,Investor Relations,Finance & Accounting,Risk Management and Compliance Division, President of WOWOW Communications, Inc (current position)
Ichiro Yamazaki

Senior Managing Director

Ichiro Yamazaki

1981 Mar. Graduated from Kobe Gakuin University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Economics
Apr. Entered SHO-BI Corporation
1990 Feb. Entered WOWOW, Sales & Special Events, Administration & Planning
1998 Oct. Appointed Director of Mass-Merchandisers Sales Department 3, Sales Division
2001 Apr. Appointed Director of Mass-Merchandisers Sales Department, Sales Division
2003 Apr. Appointed General Manager of Customer Service Division
2004 Nov. Appointed General Manager of Sales Division 2
2006 Jun. Appointed General Manager of Sales Division 1
2007 Jun. Appointed General Manager of Sales Planning Division
2009 Jul. Appointed General Manager of Customer Marketing Division
2010 Jun. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Customer Marketing and Sales Division
2011 Jun. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Human Resources, General Affairs, Risk Management and Compliance
2015 Jun. Appointed Managing Director, responsible for Human Resources, General Affairs, Risk Management and Compliance
2017 Apr. Appointed Managing Director, responsible for Marketing and Sales Division
2018 Jun. Appointed Senior Managing Director, responsible for Human Resources, General Affairs,Marketing and Sales Division
Jul. Appointed Senior Managing Director, responsible for Human Resources, General Affairs,Marketing Division(current position)
Hajime Hashimoto

Senior Managing Director

Hajime Hashimoto

1986 Mar. Graduated from Meiji University, School of Political Science and Economics
Apr. Entered Kanebo, Ltd.
1990 Apr. Entered WOWOW, Marketing Promotion Department, Corporate Services Division
2003 Apr. Appointed Director of Programming Department, Programming Division
2004 Jun. Appointed General Manager of Programming Division
2005 Apr. Appointed General Manager of Programming and Production Division
Jun. Appointed Board Director and General Manager of Programming and Production Division
2006 Jun. Appointed Board Director, General Manager of Media Strategy Division
2007 Jul. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Corporate Strategy
2011 Jun. Appointed Managing Director, responsible for Corporate Strategy
2015 Jun. Appointed Senior Managing Director, responsible for Corporate Strategy
Jul. Appointed Senior Managing Director, responsible for Information and Communication Technology Division(current position)
Nobutsune Sakata

Managing Director

Nobutsune Sakata

1978 Mar. Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Electronics
Entered Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
1996 Jun. Appointed Deputy Director of Engineering Division
1998 Jun. Appointed Director of studio, Engineering Division
2001 Jun. Appointed Management Associate of Engineering Division
2003 Jun. Appointed Chief Technical Manager of Engineering Division
2006 Jun. Appointed Deputy General Manager of Engineering Division
2008 Jun. Appointed Manager of Technical Production & Operation Center
2009 May. Appointed General Manager of Engineering Division
2009 Jul. Appointed General Manager of Customer Marketing Division
2013 Jun. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Engineering Division
2016 Jun. Appointed Managing Director, responsible for Engineering Division
2018 Jun. Appointed Managing Director, responsible for Engineering Division,and General Manager of Engineering Division
Jul. Appointed Managing Director, responsible for Engineering Division(current position)
Nobuyuki Otaka

Managing Director

Nobuyuki Otaka

1981 Mar. Graduated from Seikei University, Faculty of Economics
Apr. Entered Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
1990 Aug. Entered WOWOW
2000 Jul. Appointed Western Japan Sales Department, Sales Division, Sales & Customer Service Headquarters
2001 Apr. Appointed Manager, Chubu Area Branch Office, Affiliated Retailers Sales, Sales & Customer Service Headquarters
2010 Jul. Appointed Director of Platform Sales Department, Sales Division
2011 Jan. Appointed Director of Sales Department 1, Sales Division
Aug. Appointed General Manager for Corporate Strategy Division
2012 Jul. Appointed General Manager of Corporate Strategy Division
2014 Jun. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Marketing, Sales and Digital Contents Development
Jul. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Marketing and sales
2016 Jul. Appointed Board Director, responsible for Marketing, Sales and Business & Entertainment
2017 Apr. Appointed Board Director, Programming and Production Development Division
2018 Jul. Appointed Managing Directorr, Programming, Production and Business& Entertainment Development Division
Jul. Appointed Managing Directorr, Programming, Production and Business& Entertainment Development Division(current position)
Nobuya Wazaki

Director and Senior Adviser

Nobuya Wazaki

1968 Mar. Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Education
Apr. Entered NHK
1992 Jun. Appointed Head of Lifestyle Information Programs Unit, Program Production Department
1995 Jun. Appointed Head of Satellite Broadcasting (Hi-Vision) Department
1999 Jun. Appointed Head of General Planning (Digital Broadcast Promotion) Bureau
2003 Apr. Appointed Senior Director
2005 Jun. Appointed Executive Director of the Association for Promotion of Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting
2006 Jun. Appointed Chairman of WOWOW
2007 Jun. Appointed President of WOWOW
2010 Jun. Appointed Chairman of Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association
2015 Jun. Appointed Chairman of WOWOW
2018 Jun. Appointed Special Advisor of Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association (current position)
2018 Jun. Appointed Director and Senior Adviser of WOWOW (current position)
Fumihiro Yamanouchi

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Fumihiro Yamanouchi

1981 Mar. Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Commerce
Apr. Entered Showa Shipping Co. Ltd
1990 Apr. Entered WOWOW
2000 Jul. Appointed Director of Human Resources Department
2002 Dec. Appointed Director of Corporate Strategy Department
2003 Apr. Appointed General Manager of Promotion Division
2004 Nov. Appointed General Manager of Customer Marketing Division
2005 Jul. Appointed General Manager of Sales Planning Division
2007 Jun. Appointed General Manager for Corporate Strategy Division
2009 Jul. Appointed General Manager of Sales Division
2011 Jun. Appointed General Manager of Customer Marketing Division
2012 Feb. Appointed General Manager of Sales Division and Customer Relations Division
Jun. Appointed Board Director of WOWOW Communications, Inc
2013 Jun. Appointed Senior Managing Director of WOWOW Communications, Inc
2014 Jun. Appointed Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)
Board Director
Kazunobu Iijima
Board Director
Kimio Maruyama
Board Director
Hiroshi Kanno
Board Director
Yutaka Ishikawa
Board Director
Masao Nakao
Statutory Auditor
Takashi Kusama
Statutory Auditor
Tomohiro Tohyama
Statutory Auditor
Masayuki Umeda