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Uhuru Strengthens its Senior Management Team and Board

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Uhuru Corportion (“Uhuru”, headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Takashi Sonoda) is pleased to announce the following appointments: Kenichiro Yoshida as Chief Financial Officer. Mr Yoshida will join the Board as Executive Director; and Tetsuya Kubo to the Board as Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit & Supervisory Committee.

Mr Yoshida joins Uhuru Corporation from Ichigo Asset Management, where he was a partner. Mr Yoshida held numerous senior positions including head of equity reaseach at Nikko Cordial Securities and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.

Mr Kubo joines Uhuru as external director and member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee. Mr Kubo started his career at Sumitomo Bank, now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and rose through the ranks to become Chairman, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. He has held numerous senior roles and Board positions within SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and SMBC Nikko Securities.

The two appointments bring a wealth of expertise to Uhuru and boost its ability to transform the IoT space. Mr Yoshida has an abundance of experience in the capital markets and Japanese equities sectors, whilst Mr Kubo’s reputation and knowledge will add invaluable experience to Uhuru as the company embarks on the next stage of growth.

Takashi Sonoda, Chief Executive of Uhruru, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Yoshida-san and Kubo-san to our team. Their names carry immense weight in the financial industry and lend even more credibility to Uhuru’s already impressive board of directors, while further strengthening the company’s financial capability and oversight. This year has been one of global expansion for Uhuru and these appointments demonstrate our continual commitment to drive the acceleration of the growing IoT market. I would also like to thank outgoing CFO Uchida-san for his contribution towards the development of Uhuru over the years and wish him all the very best with his future endeavours.”

1. Changes of Director and Executie Officers
Directors and Executive Officers (as of April 16, 2021)

Name Position
Takashi Sonoda President & CEO
Yasuro Katori Executive Director
Kenichiro Yoshida* (New) Executive Director & CFO
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)
Andrew Rose External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Shinsuke Matsumoto External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Tetsuya Kubo* (New) External Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee Member)
Naoya Sakamoto Managing Executive Officer
Hisashi Arikawa Executive Officer

About Uhuru Corporation

Based on our corporate philosophy “Create a sustainable society with technology and out of the box thinking”, Uhuru supports and promotes digital transformation (DX) and data utilization by businesses and society. We offer one-stop access to services such as consulting and system development based on our in-house products and solutions for edge devices and the cloud. To go beyond the framework of corporate activities and make DX for localities and industries happen, we are working on R&D in the domain of IoT + blockchain while advocating ways to introduce and standardize a system for trusted data distribution, an essential factor for smart cities and supply chains.
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