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Company Name GMO Internet, Inc.
Established May 24, 1991
Head Office Cerulean Tower 4-14F, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
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General:
Investor Relations:
+81-3-5456-2555
+81-3-3461-2222
Fax: +81-3-5456-2556
Corporate Site:
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https://www.gmo.jp/en/
http://ir.gmo.jp/en/
Business Segments Internet Infrastructure
Online Advertising & Media
Internet Securities
Mobile Entertainment
Capital JPY 5.0 billion(as of 3/2016)
Stock Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange : First Section
Stock Code 9449
Board of Directors
    *denotes current position

     

    Masatoshi Kumagai

    Founder & Group CEO

    May 1991   Appointed CEO of VoiceMedia (now GMO Internet)
    November 1999   Appointed CEO of MagClick (now GMO AD Partners) (served concurrently)
    April 2000   Appointed to Board of Directors of MagClick
    August 2001   Appointed Representative Director and Chairman of iSLE (now GMO Cloud)
    April 2002   Appointed Chairman of the Board at GMO Research*
    March 2003   Appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of GMO Internet Appointed Chairman of iSLE (now GMO Cloud)*
    March 2004   Appointed Chairman of the Board at paperboy&co.(now GMO Pepabo)*
    December 2004   Appointed Chairman of the Board at Card Commerce Services (now GMO Payment Gateway)
    March 2007   Appointed Chairman of the Board at MagClick (now GMO Ad Partners)
    May 2008   Appointed Group CEO and Representative Director*
    April 2009   Appointed Chairman of the Board of GMO TECH*
    December 2011   President and Chairman of the Board at GMO Payment Gateway
    December 2012   Appointed Chairman of the Board at GMO Payment Gateway
    March 2015   Appointed Director at GMO AD Partners
       


     

    Masashi Yasuda

    Chief Financial Officer, CPA

    April 2000   CPA certification
    Joined GMO Internet
    September 2001   Appointed Head of Corporate Strategy
    March 2002   Appointed to Board of Directors
    March 2003   Appointed Executive Director and Head of Investor Relations and Group Corporate Strategy Office and to the iSLE (now GMO Cloud)Board of Directors*
    December 2004   Appointed to Board of Auditors at Card Commerce Services (now GMO Payment Gateway)*
    March 2005   Promoted to Managing Director and appointed to Board of Auditors at paperboy&co.(now GMO Pepabo)*
    September 2006   Appointed to Board of Auditors at GMO Research*
    March 2008   Appointed to Board of Directors at GMO AD Partners*
    May 2008   Appointed Head of Management Division
    April 2009   Appointed to Board of Auditors at GMO TECH*
    June 2011   Appointed to Board of Directors at GMO CLICK Securities
    January 2012   Appointed to Board of Directors at GMO CLICK Holdings*
    March 2013   Appointed Deputy to Group CEO, Head of Corporate Services Division
    March 2015   Promoted to Deputy CEO, Deputy to Group CEO, Head of Corporate Services Division*


     

    Hiroyuki Nishiyama

    Chief Operating Officer

    September 1999   Joined MagClick (now GMO AD Partners)
    April 2000   Appointed CEO
    March 2001   Appointed to Board of Directors of GMO Internet
    March 2003   Appointed Executive Director and Head of Group Media
    March 2006   Appointed Chairman of the Board at MagClick (now GMO AD Partners)
    March 2007   Appointed Managing Director, GMO Internet*
    May 2008   Appointed Head of Group Business Division
    May 2010   Appointed to paperboy&co.(now GMO Pepabo) Board of Directors*
    March 2013   Appointed Deputy to Group CEO, Head of Ecommerce Solutions Division, Head of Group Staff Development Division
    March 2015   Promoted to Deputy CEO, Deputy to Group CEO, Head of Ecommerce Solutions Division, Head of Group Staff Development Division*


     

    Issei Ainoura

    Managing Director

    April 1986   Joined IBM Corporation Japan
    April 2000   Appointed President and Representative Director of GMO Payment Gateway (formerly Card Commerce Japan)
    December 2003   Appointed to the Board of Directors of MTI
    March 2006   Appointed to GMO Internet Board of Directors
    December 2011   Appointed CEO and Representative Director of GMO Payment Gateway
    December 2012   Appointed President and Representative Director of GMO Payment Gateway*
    March 2014   Appointed Managing Director and Head of Payment Processing at GMO Internet*


     

    Tadashi Ito

    Managing Director

    October 1997   Joined GMO Internet
    December 2001   Appointed Head of OEM
    March 2004   Appointed Head of Business Partner Division
    September 2004   Appointed to Board of Directors (while serving concurrently as Head of Business Partner Division)
    August 2006   Appointed Head of Business Development (serving concurrently as Director)
    April 2008   Appointed Executive Director
    January 2009   Appointed General Manager of Business Division
    March 2013   Appointed to Board of Directors at GMO Cloud*
    Appointed to Board of Directors at paperboy&co.(now GMO Pepabo)*
    Appointed Managing Director, Head of Group Infrastructure Division*


     

    Hirofumi Yamashita

    Managing Director

    April 1985   Joined IBM Japan
    February 2002   Appointed Head of Financial Solutions Development Division
    April 2007   Joined GMO Internet as Acting Head of Group Systems Support Office
    April 2008   Appointed Head of Group Systems Support Office
    January 2009   Appointed Head of Systems
    March 2009   Appointed to Board of Directors (while serving concurrently as Head of Systems)
    December 2010   Appointed to Board of Directors of GMO Payment Gateway*
    March 2011   Appointed Executive Director*
    June 2011   Appointed to GMO CLICK Securities Board of Directors*
    March 2013   Appointed Head of Group Systems Division
    March 2015   Promoted to Managing Director, Head of Group Systems Division*


     

    Kazuhiko Miyazaki

    Executive Director

    February 1999   Joined GMO Internet as Consumer Services Manager
    April 2002   Appointed Head of Executive Office
    August 2004   Appointed CEO of Telecom Online
    September 2004   Appointed Head of Sales, GMO Internet
    January 2006   Appointed Head of Media Sales
    March 2006   Appointed Executive Director (while serving concurrently as Appointed Head of Media Sales)
    June 2008   Appointed Head of Sales (while serving concurrently as Executive Director)
    March 2009   Appointed Managing Director
    March 2012   Appointed Executive Director*


     

    Toshiaki Horiuchi

    Executive Director

    July 2002   Joined GMO Media
    March 2003   Appointed to Board of Directors and as General Manager of Systems at GMO Media
    March 2008   Joined GMO Internet and appointed Head of Innovation and Technology Systems Office
    March 2011   Appointed to Board of Directors serving concurrently as Head of Innovation and Technology Systems Office
    October 2014   Appointed Head of CTO Office at GMO AD Partners Group
    March 2015   Head of Innovation and Technology Systems Office*
    Vice President at GMO AD Partners*
    Head of CTO Office at GMO AD Partners Group*
       


     

    Toshihiko Sugaya

    Board of Directors

    January 2000   Joined GMO Internet
    July 2001   Appointed Head of General Affairs
    March 2003   Appointed Head of Group General Affairs
    March 2004   Appointed to the Board of Directors (while serving concurrently as Head of Group General Affairs)
    June 2005   Appointed Director, Head of Group General Affairs and Human Resources
    March 2013   Appointed General Manager of Group Human Resources*


     

    Katsumi Arisawa

    Board of Directors, Certified Tax Accountant

    May 1999   Joined GMO Internet
    July 2001   Appointed Corporate Strategy Office Manager
    September 2001   Certified as Tax Accountant
    March 2003   Appointed Head of Group Corporate Strategy
    March 2005   Appointed to Board of Directors (while serving concurrently as Head of Group Corporate Strategy)
    March 2008   Appointed to Board of Auditors at MagClick (now GMO AD Partners)*
    January 2009   Appointed Director and General Manager of Group Finance Department*


     

    Teruhiro Arai

    Board of Directors, Certified Public Accountant

    December 1999   Joined GMO Internet
    April 2001   Appointed Corporate Strategy Office Manager
    July 2001   Resigned from GMO Internet
    July 2001   Established Arai Accounting Firm
    December 2003   Returned to GMO Internet
    April 2004   Appointed Head of Group Investment Strategy Office
    March 2005   Appointed to Board of Directors (while serving concurrently as Head of Group Investment Strategy Office)*
    December 2010   Certified as CPA


     

    Kentaro Sato

    Board of Directors

    January 2003   Joined paperboy&co.(now GMO Pepabo)
    January 2005   Appointed Head of Executive Office
    February 2006   Appointed to Board of Directors and as Head of Corporate Planning
    March 2007   Appointed Director, Senior Vice President, and Head of Corporate Planning
    March 2008   Appointed Representative Director, Senior Vice President, and Head of Corporate Planning
    March 2009   Appointed Representative Director and CEO*
    March 2010   Appointed to Board of Directors of GMO Internet*


     

    Kimihiro Kodama

    Board of Directors

    August 1998   Joined GMO Internet
    April 1999   Appointed Team Leader of Customer Service Division
    April 2005   Appointed Head of Customer Service, IxP Business Department, and Group Customer Service Quality Controller
    January 2007   Appointed Head of Access & Hosting, IxP Business Department
    January 2008   Appointed Head of Hosting, IxP Business Department
    January 2009   Appointed General Manager of Hosting Business Division*
    March 2012   Appointed to Board of Directors*


     

    Masamitsu Nomura

    Board of Directors

    April 1988   Joined Attax , Inc.
    March 2001   Appointed Director at Attax, Inc
    December 2001   Appointed Director at Attax Consulting Group
    December 2005   Appointed CEO of Interoffice Ltd.
    September 2007   Appointed as External Director to GMO CLICK Securities Board of Directors
    October 2007   Appointed as Vice-president at Kumagai Masatoshi Office*
    December 2011   Appointed as External Director to the GMO CLICK Holdings Board
    March 2013   Appointed to GMO Internet Board of Directors and as Head of Group Global Business Development Office*


     

    Akihito Suzuki

    Board of Directors

    April 1998   Joined Mitsubishi Motor Corporation
    June 2005   Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    April 2006   Joined Recruit, Inc. (now Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd.)
    December 2006   Established Innovex, Inc. (now GMO TECH) as Chief Executive Officer*
    March 2015   Appointed to the Board of Directors of GMO Internet*


     

    Masakazu Iwakura

    External Director, Solicitor

    April 1987   Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association registration Joined Nishimura Law Office (now Nishimura & Partners)
    April 1992   Professor, Law Faculty, Rikkyo University
    September 1993   Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    August 1994   Arnold & Porter LLP
    January 1996   Partner, Nishimura & Partners*
    April 2004   Professor, Law Faculty, Hitotsubashi University*
    June 2005   Auditor, ICJ*
    April 2005   Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University
    June 2005   Appointed External Auditor of Kakaku.com, Inc.
    April 2006   Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University*
    June 2006   External Director, FANCL Corporation
    April 2007   Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Law School
    January 2008   Financial External Auditor, Kakaku.com
    June 2009   External Director, Kakaku.com*
    March 2010   Appointed to Board of Auditors of GMO Internet*
    June 2010   Appointed External Director, Nidec Corporation*
    June 2011   Appointed External Auditor, Imperial Hotel*
    July 2012   Appointed External Auditor, COOKPAD Inc.*
    April 2013   Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Law School (returning)
    March 2014   Apointed External Director, GMO Internet*



     

    Masahiro Muto

    Board of Auditors

    April 1987   Joined Taito Corporation
    January 1997   Joined Cerespo Co. Ltd.
    October 1997   Appointed Finance Division Manager at Vi Cubic, Inc.
    March 1998   Joined GMO Internet
    Appointed to Board of Auditors*


     

    Takashi Gunjikake

    Auditor, Certified Tax Accountant

    April 1966   Joined Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau (Ministry of Finance Bureau)
    July 1996   Deputy Head of Kamakura Tax Office
    July 2003   Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, Second National Tax Examiner Division
    July 2004   Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, Second National Tax Examiner Division, Deputy Manager
    July 2005   Head of Kanagawa Tax Office
    August 2007   Certified as Tax Accountant
    March 2012   Appointed to Board of Auditors of GMO Internet*

     

    Keigo Ogura

    Auditor, Certified Public Accountant

    August 1996   Joined Century Auditing Firm (now Ernst & Young Japan)
    April 2000   Certified as CPA
    January 2001   Partners, Inc.
    September 2002   Established Ogura Certified Public Accountant Office*
    March 2004   Appointed to G Board of Auditors of GMO Internet*

     

    Kaname Masuda

    Auditor, Solicitor

    February 1990   Admission into Dai Ichi Tokyo Bar Association
    Joined Nishimura Law Office (now Nishimura & Asahi)
    October 1998   Joined Merill Lynch Japan Securities
    November 2000   Appointed General Counsel at Merill Lynch Japan Securities
    March 2001   General Counsel and Executive Board member at Merill Lynch Japan Securities
    November 2003   Joined Nimura Sogo Law Office
    September 2006   Admitted to the New York state Bar Association
    February 2008   Established Masuda & Partners Law Office
    May 2008   Appointed External Auditor for paperboy&co.(now GMO Pepabo) *
    June 2008   Appointed External Auditor for Jibun Bank Corporation*
    February 2013   Appointed External Auditor for Commons Asset Management, Inc.*
    March 2014   Appointed to G Board of Auditors of GMO Internet*
Advisor
     

    Fujio Maruyama

    Technology Advisor
    (Information, Production and Systems Research Center WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Visiting Researcher)

        Graduated from Tokyo University, Education Faculty
        Doctorate in Social Science Research, Hitotsubashi University
        Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University, Professor
        Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University, Chancellor for two terms as the university transitioned to a 4-year school
        Waseda University, Information Production Systems Research, Professor
        Future University Hakodate, Information Faculty Professor (Special Appointment)
        Japan Java Users Group, Chairman
        Cloud Research, representative
        Japan Android Group, member
     

    Hideyuki Negoro

    Special Advisor
    (Born in Tokyo, Doctor, Doctor of Medicine)

    Academic History   Associate professor at the Harvard University Medical Faculty, University of Paris Medical Faculty, and University of Milan, Board Member and Professor at the Graduate School of Project Design.
    Affiliation and
    Advisory Roles
      Internal Medicine Specialist - Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Advisor - Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, Advisor on Japan - American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Advisor - Tokyo Marine Nichido, Advisor - Dentsu.
        Doctor Negoro's specializations include internal medicine, anti-aging medicine, gene therapy,longevity gene therapy, and aesthetic internal medicine. Conducting research at 5 universities worldwide, Doctor Negoro is active in world leading clinical research and medical training. He is also the author of several best-selling books including Shintai Kakumei - Sekai Saisentan Anti-Aging Hosoku (The Body Revolution - World Leading Antiaging Techniques) and Netteiru Uchi ni Byoki ni Naranai Karada wo Tsukuru Hon (Building defense against sickness while you sleep), both published by Kadogawa Marketing.
Employees
Full-time employees Contract employees Total
3,916 717 4,633
(Total group employees as of end of 3/2016)
Affiliations IA Japan - Internet Association Japan
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
JAIPA - Japan Internet Providers Association
Japan Association of New Economy
JPNIC - Japan Network Information Center
Metropolitan Police Department - High Tech Crime Prevention Association
Trading Banks Aozora Bank (Headquarters)
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Shibuya Branch)
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (Headquarters)
Mizuho Bank (Shibuya Branch)
Resona Bank (Shibuya Branch)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Shibuya-ekimae Branch)

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