JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI) a wholly owned subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. today announced the appointment of Takao Kawanishi as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its shareholders' meeting in Tokyo with immediate effect.
Mr. Kawanishi, who served as Vice Chairman of JCBI since June 2010, succeeds Tamio Takakura. Mr. Takakura, who held the position of JCB's Chairman and JCBI's Chairman and CEO is retiring after 9 years of dedication to the growth of JCB's presence worldwide and having made substantial contributions to expand its wide-ranging business in the payment industry.
Mr. Kawanishi, who has also served as President and CEO of JCB since June 2010, joined JCB in an advisory capacity in May 2010. He has in-depth expertise and broad experience gained in his 39 years in the banking industry, starting with the Sanwa Bank, Limited, followed by UFJ Holdings, Inc., UFJ Bank, Ltd., and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Before joining JCB, Mr. Kawanishi held a number of senior management roles at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., including Managing Director, Senior Managing Director and Deputy President.
Under the leadership of the strong management team including Mr. Kawanishi, Mr. Sannomiya, President and Chief Operating Officer, JCBI, and Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President, JCBI together with JCB Co., Ltd., continues to strengthen the JCB cardmember base and card acceptance globally by enhancing alliances with partner banks, corporations and other institutions worldwide.
About Takao Kawanishi
Date of Birth: November 23, 1948
Mar. 1972 Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics,
Apr. 1972 Joined The Sanwa Bank, Ltd.
Jun. 1994 General Manager of Hongo Branch
Jun. 1999 Executive Officer and General Manager of Nagoya Branch
Apr. 2001 Executive Officer and General Manager of Human Resources
Department of UFJ Holdings, Inc.
Jan. 2002 Senior Executive Officer of Human Resources Department and
General Affairs & Premises Department of UFJ Bank Ltd.
May. 2004 Representative Director, Senior Executive Officer and
Deputy Head of Corporate Banking Division
Jan. 2006 Managing Director of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Oct. 2007 Senior Managing Director
Apr. 2008 Deputy President of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and
Senior Executive Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
May. 2010 Joined JCB Co., Ltd (JCB) as adviser.
Jun. 2010 President and Chief Executive Officer of JCB, and Vice Chairman
of JCB International Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of JCB, and Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of JCB International Co., Ltd.