Changes of Directors and Executive Officers and the Establishment of the Executive Board

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Uhuru Corportion (“Uhuru”, headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Takashi Sonoda) hereby informs the following changes for Directors and Executive Officers, which were approved at our Board of Directors meeting today.

Changes of Director and Executie Officers

Directors and Executive Officers (as of September 27, 2019)

Names Positions
Takashi Sonoda President & CEO
Hirokazu Kizawa Chairman of the Board, External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Tadaaki Kimura External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Yoshie Munakata External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Peter Bateman External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
John Andrew Sunley External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Andrew Rose (newly appointed) External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Shinsuke Matsumoto (newly appointed) External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Yasuro Katori (newly appointed) Executive Director
Hiroki Uchida Executive Director & CFO
Naoya Sakamoto Executive Officer
Shigehiro Shimano Executive Officer

Profiles of newly appointed Directors who are Audit & Supervisory Committee

Name Andrew Rose
Biography Jun 1979 Graduated from Sheffield University
May 1981 Completed post graduate studies at Kobe University
Jul 1981 Joined Schroders Group
Aug 1987 Became Japanese equity fund manager at Schroders Investment Management
Mar 1996 Senior Investment Officer in the Tokyo office
Jul 1999 Joint Head of Japanese Equity
Mar 2001 Head of Japanese Equity
Jun 2019 Retired from Schroders
Name Shinsuke Matsumoto
Biography Apr 1997 oined Nishimura Law Office (current Nishimura & Partners)
Oct 1999 Joined Nagashima & Ohno (Current Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)
Apr 2004 Joined Nakamura & Tsunoda
Jan 2005 Became Partner at Nakamura, Tsunoda & Matsumoto (incumbent)
Jun 2012 Became External Auditor for LSD Entertainment, Inc. (incumbent)
Mar 2019 Became External Auditor for UZABASE Inc (incumbent)

Establishment of the Executive Board

As the business expands, in order to strengthen corporate governance, people from outside the company are added to the board of directors to oversee the management practices. In addition to that a management execution committee consisting of representative director, president, the CEO and four executive officers will be established.

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About Uhuru Corporation

Uhuru’s corporate philosophy is to “create the future with technology and free thinking”. We aspire to contribute to our clients and society by bringing added value with innovative products and services based on the Internet. Focusing on IoT business, we continue to make transformation happen with enebular, our IoT Orchestration service that allows unified management of edge devices and the cloud. We are also working on next-generation telecommunications technology including NB-IoT in preparation for the upcoming era of 5G. Our teams of experts in consulting, engineering and creative production strive to create business at our clients by offering one-stop access to professional services in business strategy, technological support and communication strategy.


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