Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Career histories of the Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members of Link and Motivation Inc.

Chairman and Representative Director Yoshihisa Ozasa

Chairman and Representative Director

Yoshihisa Ozasa

Mr. Ozasa was appointed Chairman and Representative Director of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2013. He had previously served as President and Representative Director of the Company since he established it in 2000. Prior to that, he served as Manager of the Organizational and Personnel Consulting Office at Recruit Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.) and Senior Researcher at the Recruit Works Institute. Mr. Ozasa is a graduate of the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University.

President and Representative Director Hideki Sakashita

President and Representative Director

Hideki Sakashita

Mr. Sakashita was appointed President and Representative Director in 2013. In 2000, he participated in the establishment of Link and Motivation Inc. and was appointed as a Director. Prior to that, he worked in the General Human Resource Services Department and the Organizational and Personnel Consulting Office at Recruit Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.). Mr. Sakashita is a graduate of the School of Commerce at Senshu University.

Director Shunichi Ono

Director

Shunichi Ohno

Mr. Ohno has served as Manager of the Corporate Design Division (currently the Group Design Office) since 2004. He joined Link and Motivation Inc. in 2002 after previously working for Aoyama Audit Corporation (Price Waterhouse) and PwC Consulting Co., Ltd. (currently IBM Japan, Ltd.). Mr. Ohno is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at Seikei University.

Director Hiroyuki Kitsu

Director

Hiroyuki Kitsu

Since 2016, Mr. Kitsu has served as a Director of Link and Motivation Inc. and as President and Representative Director of Link Japan Careers Inc. He previously served as a Director of Interac Co., Ltd. (currently Link Interac Inc.) after joining Link and Motivation Inc. in 2015. He joined SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. in 2013, where he served as Corporate Executive, after previously serving as Operating Officer at Recruit Agent Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Career Co., Ltd.). Mr. Kitsu is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at Keio University.

Director Takashi Oguri

Director

Takashi Oguri

Mr. Oguri has been a Director of Link Staffing Inc. and Director of Link and Motivation Inc. since 2017. Prior to his current role, he was appointed President and Representative Director of Link Academy Inc. in 2014, and appointed as a Director of AVIVA Co., Ltd. (currently Link Academy Inc.) and as a Manager in the Corporate Design Division (currently the Group Design Office) in 2011. He worked in sales and consulting in the recruiting field after joining Link and Motivation Inc. in 2002. Mr. Oguri is a graduate of the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University.

Director Koji Asano

Director

Koji Asano

Mr. Asano was appointed as a Director of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2018. He was previously appointed as Executive Officer of the Company’s consulting business for small and medium-sized venture companies in 2013. Prior to that, he worked in sales and consulting in the recruiting field, and in the Corporate Design Division (currently the Group Design Office). He joined Link and Motivation Inc. in 2003. Mr. Asano is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Keio University.

Director Masanao Kawauchi

Director

Masanao Kawauchi

Mr. Kawauchi was appointed as a Director of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2018. He was previously appointed as Executive Officer of the Company’s consulting business for major corporations in 2014, and as Executive Officer of the recruiting business in Kansai in 2010. He joined Link and Motivation Inc. in 2003. Mr. Kawauchi is a graduate of the School of Education at Waseda University.

Outside Director (Part-Time) Etsuko Okajima

Outside Director (Part-Time)

Etsuko Okajima

Ms. Okajima was appointment as an Outside Director of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2016. Prior to that, she served as President and CEO of Globis Management Bank, Inc. She also worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan and Mitsubishi Corporation. She has served as CEO of ProNova Inc. since 2007, and has also served as an Outside Director of Astellas Pharma Inc., MARUI GROUP CO., LTD., LANCERS, INC., and SEPTENI HOLDINGS CO., LTD. Ms. Okajima is a graduate of the College of International Studies at the University of Tsukuba.

Outside Director (Part-Time) Tomoyuki Yuasa

Outside Director (Part-Time)

Tomoyuki Yuasa

Mr. Yuasa was appointed as an Outside Director of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2016. He was also appointed President and Representative Director of Revamp Corporation in the same year. Previously, he had been appointed as Representative Director of Revamp Business Solutions Corporation in 2013, and as President and Representative Director of ACT TANK Corporation and Director of Revamp Corporation in 2010. His prior experience at Revamp Corporation included a temporary transfer to LOTTERIA Co., Ltd., where he served as an Operating Officer at the Product Development Headquarters and Administrative Headquarters. Prior to joining Revamp Corporation, he worked at Andersen Consulting, Ltd. (currently Accenture Japan Ltd.). Mr. Yuasa is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-Time) Yutaka Honda

Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Full-Time)

Yutaka Honda

Mr. Honda joined Link and Motivation Inc. in 2001, and was appointed a full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member in 2002. Previously, he opened the Honda Certified Tax Accountant Office in 1998 after working for Recruit Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.) and other companies. Mr. Honda is a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tokyo.

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Part-Time) Hidekazu Kimura

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Part-Time)

Hidekazu Kimura

Mr. Kimura was appointed to his current position of part-time Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2006. He established HRT, Inc. in 2003 after working at Japan Recruit Center Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.). Mr. Kimura is a graduate of the School of Economics at Osaka University.

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Part-Time) Kenji Tominaga

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (Part-Time)

Kenji Tominaga

Mr. Tominaga was appointed to his current position of part-time Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Link and Motivation Inc. in 2003. He established Career Plan Co., Ltd. in 1999 after working at Japan Recruit Center Co., Ltd. (currently Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.). He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics at Doshisha University.