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Message from the CEO

Hisayuki Idekoba CEO, President, and Representative Director of the Board

I am so excited and honored to begin serving as President, CEO, and Representative Director of the Board starting April 1, 2021.

I joined Recruit in 1999 and took on the challenge of transforming our magazine businesses such as Jalan (travel magazine) and Hot Pepper (beauty and dining magazine) into online booking platforms. I later started exploring ways to expand Recruit's reach beyond Japan and promote the Group's global strategy. I fell in love with Indeed, a human resources tech company with a similar mission to Recruit. Luckily I was able to convince Indeed to join us, and have been managing the company since then. For the past 20 years, my passion has been to challenge myself both professionally and personally to find better ways of doing things using technology. I am constantly thinking, "couldn't this be faster and easier?" and "how can we make this more convenient?"

Recruit has expanded its business globally, taking its "Opportunities for Life. Faster, simpler and closer to you." mission to more than 60 countries around the world. Though we are among a small group of companies competing with some of the global tech giants, our mission-driven approach ensures that we provide value to the world. We aim to utilize the depth of our data in focused areas such as "human resources matching" and "improving productivity of Japanese SMEs." I believe it is important that we earnestly accumulate innovations that cannot be imitated thanks to our hands-on experience and our willingness to take on tedious work, while continuously incorporating evolving technologies.

We will continue to create overwhelmingly convenient products and services that make people wonder, "How did we live without them?" If we can contribute to society by doing this, we will have no greater joy. We look forward to your continued support as we embark on the next chapter of our journey.

April 2021
President, CEO, and Representative Director of the Board, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
"Deko" Hisayuki Idekoba