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Announcement of Appointment of Audit & Supervisory Board Member Candidates and Changes in Corporate Executive Officers

Feb. 24, 2016
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter the "Company") hereby announces the following appointment of Audit & Supervisory Board Member candidates and changes in Corporate Executive Officers, resolved at the Board of Directors meeting held today.

1. Changes in Audit & Supervisory Board Members

(1) New Audit & Supervisory Board Member Candidates (to be resolved at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June)
NameNew Position
Yukiko Nagashima Audit & Supervisory Board Member (standing)
Yasuaki Nishiura Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Biography of New Audit & Supervisory Board Member Candidates
NameBiography
Yukiko Nagashima
(April 4, 1961)
April 1985 Joined the Company
April 2004 Division Head of the Bridal Information Division, IMC Division Company
April 2006 Corporate Executive Officer (current position), Bridal Company
January 2008 President and Representative Director, Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd. (current position)
Yasuaki Nishiura
(March 28, 1952)
November 1975 Joined Tohmatsu Awoki & Co. (current Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC)
March 1984 Registered as Certified Public Accountant of the U.S.
June 1985 Acquired MBA (Taxation) at Golden Gate University
June 1987 Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
June 2011 West Region Leader of Japanese Corporate Service Group, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
(2) Audit & Supervisory Board Members Scheduled to Retire (to retire at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June)
NameCurrent Position
(As of February 2016)
Koichi Shima Audit & Supervisory Board Member (standing)
Hideshi Takeuchi Audit & Supervisory Board Member

2. Changes in Corporate Executive Officers

(1) Promoted Corporate Executive Officer (as of April 1, 2016)
NameNew PositionCurrent Position
(As of February 2016)
Shogo Ikeuchi Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Shigeru Kusahara Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Keiichi Sagawa Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Hisayuki Idekoba Managing Corporate Executive Officer Corporate Executive Officer
(2) New Corporate Executive Officer (as of April 1, 2016)
NameNew PositionCurrent Position
(As of February 2016)
Akihiko Okamoto Corporate Executive Officer Corporate Professional Officer
(3) Retiring Corporate Executive Officer (as of March 31, 2016)
NamePosition After RetirementCurrent Position
(As of February 2016)
Yukiko Nagashima Advisor Corporate Executive Officer

*As stated above, Yukiko Nagashima is scheduled to become Audit & Supervisory Board Member at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June.

3. Changes in Representative Directors of Major Subsidiaries (as of April 1, 2016)

NameNew Position
Mio Kashiwamura President and Representative Director, Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd.
Yoshihiro Kitamura President and Representative Director, Recruit Technologies Co., Ltd.
Suguru Tomizuka President and Representative Director, Recruit Administration Co., Ltd.

(For reference)

1. Board Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

(to be resolved at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June and the Board of Directors meeting held thereafter.)

PositionName
Representative Director Masumi Minegishi
Board Director Shogo Ikeuchi
Board Director Shigeru Kusahara
Board Director Keiichi Sagawa
External Board Director Shigeo Ohyagi
External Board Director Yasushi Shingai
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (standing) Yukiko Nagashima
Audit & Supervisory Board Member (standing) Akihito Fujiwara
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Hiroki Inoue
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Yasuaki Nishiura
2. Corporate Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2016)
NamePositionAreas Responsible
Masumi Minegishi President and CEO Internal Audit
Shogo Ikeuchi Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Corporate Planning
Corporate Planning Corporate Planning
Human Resources
Human Resources Human Resources Management
R&D
Shigeru Kusahara Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer Administration
Administration Legal & Internal Control,
Information Systems,
Recruit HR Research Organization
Keiichi Sagawa Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer Finance
Finance Financial Management
Hisayuki Idekoba Managing Corporate Executive Officer
R&D Global Internet Business Development
Global Online HR SBU
Global Online HR SBU Global Online HR Company
Yoshihiro Kitamura Managing Corporate Executive Officer
R&D Domestic Internet Business Development
Media & Solution SBU
Media & Solution SBU Small Business Support,
Health Care Business,
New Business
Hitoshi Motohara Managing Corporate Executive Officer Global Staffing SBU
Global Staffing SBU International Staffing Company
Hideaki Kitou Managing Corporate Executive Officer Global Staffing SBU President and Representative Director, STAFF SERVICE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Ken Asano Corporate Executive Officer
Media & Solution SBU ID Strategy
Media & Solution SBU President and Representative Director, Recruit Lifestyle Co., Ltd.
Toshio Oka Corporate Executive Officer Global Staffing SBU International Staffing Company
Akihiko Okamoto Corporate Executive Officer R&D R&D
Mio Kashiwamura Corporate Executive Officer Global Staffing SBU President and Representative Director, Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd.
Takashi Kuzuhara Corporate Executive Officer Media & Solution SBU International Recruitment Company
Daizo Kobayashi Corporate Executive Officer
Corporate Planning Corporate Planning
Media & Solution SBU Media & Solution SBU Management
Suguru Tomizuka Corporate Executive Officer
Finance IR
Administration Work Style Innovation,
Corporate Communication
Takahiro Noguchi Corporate Executive Officer Media & Solution SBU President and Representative Director, Recruit Sumai Company Ltd.
Masaki Yanagawa Corporate Executive Officer
Media & Solution SBU President and Representative Director, Recruit Career Co., Ltd.
Media & Solution SBU President and Representative Director, Recruit Jobs Co., Ltd.
Fumihiro Yamaguchi Corporate Executive Officer
Media & Solution SBU Education Business
Media & Solution SBU President and Representative Director, Recruit Marketing Partners Co., Ltd.
Kazumasa Watanabe Corporate Executive Officer Media & Solution SBU International Online Marketing
3. Corporate Professional Officers (as of April 1, 2016)
NamePositionAreas Responsible
Yukio Okubo Corporate Professional Officer Administration Recruit Works Institute
Hiroaki Ogata Corporate Professional Officer R&D Global Internet Business Development

4. Changes in Organizational Structure

The following three areas will be established as Strategic Business Units (SBU) and the Company will change through such units to a structure that will accelerate the enhancement of our business value.

1) Media & Solution SBU: A unit that integrates the domestic and overseas marketing media business, the domestic HR business and international recruitment

By combining assets of our proprietary media and solution business, the Company will establish the Media & Solution SBU, to generate new industry contribution value as well as to maximize our existing industry contribution value.

2) Global Online HR SBU: A unit led by Indeed to globally expand the online HR business

The Company will establish the Global Online HR SBU and aim for the No. 1 position in global HR by accelerating Indeed's business expansion.

3) Global Staffing SBU: A staffing business unit that integrates the domestic staffing business and overseas staffing business

The Company will establish the Global Staffing SBU to share and evolve the knowledge that we have accumulated both in Japan and overseas, with the aim of achieving the world's highest productivity by disseminating unit management system.