TAIYO YUDEN

Seiichi Koike

Outside, Independent Director

Seiichi Koike

Date of birth: January 3, 1956

  • Apr. 1980

    Joined Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Currently Mazda Motor Corporation)

  • Mar. 1982

    Joined Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

  • Apr. 1993

    General Manager, Advanced Material Research Laboratory, R&D Center of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

  • Apr. 2004

    General Manager, Automobile R&D Center Brazil of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

  • Apr. 2008

    Executive Officer, General Manager, Development Engineering Headquarters of Honda Foundry Co., Ltd.

  • Jun. 2011

    Director of Honda Foundry Co., Ltd.

  • Jun. 2012

    Director of Metts Corporation

  • Jun. 2013

    Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Metts Corporation
    Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Honda Foundry Co., Ltd.

  • Jun. 2018

    Outside Director of the Company (to the present)

Reasons for appointment
Mr. Seiichi Koike has engaged in material development for automotive components and research and development related to production technology at an automotive maker over many years, and possesses wide-ranging expertise in relation to the automotive electronics business. In addition, the Company also believes it will be valuable to the Group for his wide-ranging expertise from an investor’s perspective to be reflected in the management of the Company, utilizing his abundant experience, including corporate management in the automotive components industry and strengthening governance systems as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member. For these reasons, it was judged that he will be able to provide valuable advice and suggestions regarding overall management at meetings of the Company’s Board of Directors, and therefore he was appointed as an Independent Outside Director.