CORPORATE INFORMATION
Nobuya Wazaki

Chairman

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 (current position)
2015 Jun. Appointed Chairman of WOWOW (current position)
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)
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 Executive Managing Director, responsible for Corporate Strategy
2015 Jun. Appointed Senior Managing Director, responsible for Corporate Strategy (current position)
Kazuhito Sato

Senior Managing Director

Kazuhito Sato

1975Mar.Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, College of Law
Apr.Entered NHK
1994Jun.Appointed Deputy Head of Budgeting Unit
1996Jun.Appointed Deputy Accounting Manager, General Broadcasting Administration Division
1997Jun.Appointed Deputy Accounting Manager, General Sales Division
2001Jun.Appointed Head of Accounting, Accounting Division
2002Jun.Appointed Head of Procurement, Accounting Division
2005Jun.Appointed Head of Budgeting, Accounting Division
2007Jun.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Investor Relations, Finance & Accounting
2011Jun.Appointed Executive Managing Director, responsible for Investor Relations, Finance & Accounting
2015Jun.Appointed Senior Managing Director, responsible for Investor Relations, Finance & Accounting (current position)
Ichiro Yamazaki

Executive Managing Director

Ichiro Yamazaki

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

Board Director

Nobutsune Sakata

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

Board Director

Tsutomu Makino

1980Mar.Graduated from Waseda University, School of Education
Apr.Entered NHK
2007Jun.Appointed Director of Economy and Society Unit, Program Production Department
2009Jun.Appointed General Manager of Kanazawa Broadcasting Center
2011Jun.Appointed General Manager of Program Inspection Bureau
2013Mar.Entered WOWOW, Appointed Managing Executive Producer of Programming and Production Division
Apr.Appointed Senior Executive Producer of Programming and Production Division
Jul.Appointed General Manager of Programming Division
2014Jun.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Programming, Production and Business & Entertainment Division and General Manager of Programming Division
2015Jul.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Programming, Production and Business & Entertainment Development Division
2016Jul.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Programming and Production Development Division (current position)
Nobuyuki Otaka

Board Director

Nobuyuki Otaka

1981Mar.Graduated from Seikei University, Faculty of Economics
Apr.Entered Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd.
1990Aug.Entered WOWOW
2000Jul.Appointed Western Japan Sales Department, Sales Division, Sales & Customer Service Headquarters
2001Apr.Appointed Manager, Chubu Area Branch Office, Affiliated Retailers Sales, Sales & Customer Service Headquarters
2010Jul.Appointed Director of Platform Sales Department, Sales Division
2011Jan.Appointed Director of Sales Department 1, Sales Division
Aug.Appointed General Manager for Corporate Strategy Division
2012Jul.Appointed General Manager of Corporate Strategy Division
2014Jun.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Marketing, Sales and Digital Contents Development
Jul.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Marketing and sales
2016Jul.Appointed Board Director, responsible for Marketing, Sales and Business & Entertainment (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
Toshihiro Yamamoto
Board Director
Tetsuya Fujita
Board Director
Hiroshi Kanno
Statutory Auditor
Takashi Kusama
Statutory Auditor
Tomohiro Tohyama
Statutory Auditor
Masayuki Umeda