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Recruit Holdings Announces a Change in Board of Directors

Feb. 13, 2019
Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. (TSE 6098) ("Recruit Holdings" or the "Company") announced today a change in its Board of Directors. This change is subject to the approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June 2019.

1. Purpose of the Change

The Company appointed Hisayuki Idekoba, currently COO and Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer, as new Board Director to accelerate the global expansion of Recruit Holdings' and its subsidiaries' (collectively the "Recruit Group") online businesses. He has driven much of Recruit Group's technology-based business growth and has successfully grown Indeed into a world-class global job site.

2. Change in Board of Directors

1. Candidate for New Board Director

Name Current Position(s) (as of February 2019)
Hisayuki Idekoba COO and Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer
Head of HR Technology Business
CEO, RGF OHR USA, Inc.
Chairman, Recruit Global Staffing B.V.
CEO, Indeed, Inc.

2. Career Summary of Candidate for New Board Director

Name/Date of Birth Career Summary
Hisayuki Idekoba
(Apr. 22, 1975)
Apr. 1999
Joined Recruit Co., Ltd. (current Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd)
Oct. 2009
Executive Manager of the Customer Action Platform Promotion Office
Apr. 2011
Executive Manager of the Web Strategy Promotion Office, Executive Manager of the CAP* Company Internet Business Promotion Office, Unit Executive of the R&D Unit (*Cap: Customer Action Platform referring to the travel, restaurant, beauty, learning, and other lifestyle business categories)
Apr. 2012
Corporate Executive Officer
Sep. 2012
Chairman, Indeed, Inc.
Oct. 2012
Corporate Executive Officer, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2013
CEO & President, Indeed, Inc.
Oct. 2015
CEO, Indeed, Inc. (current position)
Apr. 2016
Managing Corporate Executive Officer, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., Head of Global Online HR Business* (current position) (*currently HR Technology Business)
Jan. 2018
COO and Senior Managing Corporate Executive Officer (current position), CEO, RGF OHR USA, Inc. (current position), Chairman, Recruit Global Staffing B.V. (current position)

For Reference

Board Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members (to be resolved at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June 2019 and the Board of Directors meeting held thereafter.)

Name Position
Masumi Minegishi Representative Director
Shogo Ikeuchi Board Director
Hisayuki Idekoba Board Director
Keiichi Sagawa Board Director
Rony Kahan Board Director
Naoki Izumiya External Board Director
Hiroki Totoki External Board Director
Yukiko Nagashima Audit & Supervisory Board Member (standing)
Akihito Fujiwara Audit & Supervisory Board Member (standing)
Hiroki Inoue Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Yasuaki Nishiura Audit & Supervisory Board Member