Directors & Officers

(As of April 1, 2019)

Directors

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Makoto Tani

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Career Summary

Apr. 1977 Entered Former Skylark 1 (*1)
Dec. 1987 Director and General Manager of Sales Division of NILAX Inc.
Jan. 2000 President and Representative Director of NILAX Inc.
Jan. 2007 President and Representative Director of NILAX Inc. and Executive Officer in charge of HD Business Strategy Group No. 1 of Former Skylark 1 (*1)
Oct. 2007 Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of No. 2 Sales Division of Former Skylark 2 (*2)
Aug. 2008 President and Representative Director of Former Skylark 2
Sep. 2008 President and Representative Director and General Manager of Corporate Planning Division of Former Skylark 2
Feb. 2011 President and Representative Director and General Manager of Product Division of Former Skylark 2
Jun. 2012 President and Representative Director of Former Skylark 3 (*3)
Jul. 2014 President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company
Mar. 2018 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (to present)

Reason for Appointment

After gaining sales experience at restaurants since joining the Company in 1977, he has held posts including General Manager of the Business Division and President and Chief Executive Officer of NILAX Inc., and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008. He has been appointed Director for his extensive business experience in the Group and insight regarding overall management, business management, and supervision and operation of family restaurants, in addition to being familiar with consumer marketing in the restaurant market.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

*1 Sankei Seika Co., Ltd. changed its trade name to “Skylark Co., Ltd.” in October 1974.
*2 SNC Investment Co., Ltd. absorbed and merged with former Skylark 1 and changed its trade name to “Skylark Co., Ltd.” on July 1, 2007.
*3 K.K. BCJ Holdings 6 absorbed and merged with former Skylark 2 and changed its trade name to “Skylark Co., Ltd.” on June 1, 2012. The current Company absorbed and merged with former Skylark 3 and changed its trade name to “Skylark Co., Ltd.” on July 1, 2014.

Corporate Director and Managing Officer
Managing Director of Corporate Support Division

Minoru Kanaya

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Career Summary

Entered Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. in 1981 where he was employed for 25 years in accounting, IT, planning and other departments and served as an Executive Officer of the former Nomura Principal Finance Co., Ltd. After entering the Company in 2010, he strengthened the Administration Division as its General Manager. He also served as Managing Director of Human Capital Management Division from 2015, and appointed Managing Executive Officer in 2017. Inaugulated as Corporate Director, as well as Senior Advisor of Human Capital Management Division in March 2018, and took up his current post in April 2019.

Reason for Appointment

He has achieved results from supervising the Company’s finance, management and human capital departments since 2008, and has a wealth of experience and insight from working at securities companies, which the Company believes he will leverage for the Company’s growth strategy. The Company therefore requests approval to elect him as a Corporate Director.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

10 out of 10 times

Corporate Director and Managing Officer
Managing Director of Finance Division

Atsushi Kitamura

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Career Summary

Entered Procter & Gamble Far East, Inc. (currently Procter & Gamble Japan) in 1995. After serving as Finance & Accounting Associate Director of P&G and Senior Managing Director and General Manager of the Management Division of TNT Express Worldwide (Japan) Inc., he entered Skylark in 2013. He assumed the post of Executive Officer in 2016, and Corporate Director in 2017. He took up his current position in 2018.

Reason for Appointment

The Company has appointed him Director to leverage his experience gained in the Finance Division since joining the Company in 2013 in various financial strategies including the listing of shares on the stock exchange, his practical experience in Financial affairs from a global perspective in a foreign affiliated company, and his extensive experience as a director at a company in another industry.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Corporate Director and Managing Officer
Managing Director of Marketing Division and
Managing Director of IT Division

Yukihiro Wada

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Career Summary

Entered Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd. (currently Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) in 1992. His work experience includes the Research and Planning Section of the Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Finance, McKinsey & Company Japan, Director and Head of Corporate Division of Alpen Co., Ltd., Director at Advantage Partners, Managing Partner & Japan Country Manager at Kurt Salmon, and President and CEO of Interbrand Japan Co., Ltd., Head of Industry Strategy and Chief Analytics Officer at Google Japan Inc., and President and CEO of Shaddy Co., Ltd. In 2016, he became an Independent Outside Director of the Company. From July 2018 he was in charge of marketing division as Corporate Director and Managing Officer, and too up the current position since December.

Reason for Appointment

The Company has appointed him as Corporate Director to leverage his extensive experience and knowledge in building strategies of wide range of themes, its execution, and organization reform, including branding activities and advanced marketing in various business industries to enhance our branding and promotion strategies.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Corporate Director and Executive Officer
Managing Director of Store Construction Division

Haruyoshi Sakita

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Career Summary

Entered FOR YOU, INC. in 1999. After serving as Director of the said company, entered the Company in 2004. Served as Director of Skylark LesPros Co., Ltd., Representative Director of Tomato and Associates Co., Ltd., and Representative Director of NILAX Inc. Then, he concurrently has served as Executive Officer of the Company and President of Skylark Restaurants Co., Ltd. since 2015, then he assumed the post of Managing Director of Marketing Division of the Company. He has served in current position since December, 2018.

Reason for Appointment

Since joining the Company in 2004, he has contributed to the improvement of the Group’s corporate value as the President of Group companies, and has a wealth of experience and insight from working as a corporate manager in the restaurants industry, which the Company believes he will leverage for the Company’s growth strategy. The Company therefore requests approval to elect him as a Corporate Director.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

10 out of 10 times

Outside Director

Atsushi Nishijo

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Career Summary

Entered Sumitomo Corporation in 1965. After serving in positions including Director and Executive Vice President of Sumitomo Corporation and Chairman and Representative Director of Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (currently SCSK Corporation), he assumed a post of Outside Director of the Company in 2014. He currently holds this post. He is also a Director of Brother Industries, Ltd.

Reason for Appointment

The Company has appointed him an Outside Director to draw on his experience during employment at a trading company and his deep insight as a corporate manager, for the benefit of the Company’s management, and to provide objective and far-sighted advice and supervision that contribute to the benefit of the Company’s stakeholders.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

12 out of 13 times

Outside Director

Fumio Tahara

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Career Summary

Entered the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (currently the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) in 1972, and held the posts of Director-General of the Minister’s Secretariat and Director-General of the Fisheries Agency. He became an Outside Auditor of the Company in 2014 and currently holds this post. He is also a part-time Advisor at Yanmar Co.,Ltd. and Kyokuyo Co., Ltd

Reason for Appointment

In 2014 the Company has appointed him Outside Auditor based on his extensive experience and knowledge from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Fisheries Agency, and industry associations that are deemed necessary for the growth of the Company. He took up his current position in 2018.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

10 out of 10 times

Outside Director

Ayako Sano

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Career Summary

In 2001, she joined Goldman Sachs Japan Co. Ltd. and had being in charge of economic research at the Economic Research Group. Since 2009 she has been engaged in a wide range of duties including taxation as a lawyer at Tokyo Nishi Law Office (currently TNLAW Legal Professional Corporation). In December 2018, she assumed the post of Representative, Aya Law Office, and in March 2019 assumed the position of outside director of the Company. She is also a Civil Conciliator for the Tokyo District Court.

Reason for Appointment

Although Ms. Ayako Sano has never been directly involved in corporate management, the Company believes that she will leverage her experience working at a securities company, her broad insght as a lawyer, and her experienc in taxation-related issues forthe Company's management, and provide objective and far-sighted advice and supervision. The company therefore rquestes approval to elect her as an Outside Director.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

Assumed the position of director in 2019

Corporate Auditors

Corporate Auditor

Makoto Suzuki

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Career Summary

Entered the Company in 1979. After serving in positions including General Manager of Kitakanto No. 2 Sales Department, Manager of President’s Office and Manager of Internal Audit Office, he became full-time Auditor in 2011 and currently serves in this post.

Reason for Appointment

He has been appointed Auditor based on his extensive business experience at Skylark Co., Ltd. Since joining the Company in 1979, including experience operating restaurants and as a General Manager, Manager of the President’s Office, and Manager of the Internal Audit Office, and his knowledge of Company management.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Attendance at the Board of Auditors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Outside Corporate Auditor

Mitsuhiro Nagata

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Career Summary

Entered Saitama Bank (currently Resona Bank, Limited) in 1981. Thereafter, held the positions of General Manager of the Corporate Finance Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Managing Director at Union Bank of Switzerland, UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd. and Merrill Lynch Securities Co., Ltd. (currently Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd.). He currently serves as Representative Lawyer at Yoyogi Uehara Law Office, Outside Director of JIP CAPITAL INC. and Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of EduLab, Inc.. He became an Outside Director of the Company in 2016 and currently serves in this post.

Reason for Appointment

The Company has appointed him Outside Auditor to leverage his operational experience at a financial institution, as well as his extensive experience and broad insight as an attorney, and has determined that he will appropriately audit the Company’s management.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Attendance at the Board of Auditors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Outside Corporate Auditor

Tatsuya Aoyagi

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Career Summary

Entered Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC in 1993. Subsequently served as Director of Share Generate Co., Ltd, Outside Corporate Auditor of AmLead Co., Ltd., and Outside Corporate Auditor of BT Holdings, Inc. (currently Primagest Inc.). He currently serves as Director of Heartworth Partners, Inc. and Outside Director of mixi, Inc. He has served as Outside Corporate Auditor of the Company since 2017.

Reason for Appointment

The Company has appointed him Outside Auditor to leverage his extensive experience as a certified public accountant and certified tax accountant and his knowledge of accounting and finance, and has determined that he will appropriately audit the Company’s management.

Attendance at the Board of Directors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Attendance at the Board of Auditors Meeting in 2018

13 out of 13 times

Executive Officers

Executive Officer
Managing Director of Supply Chain Production Division

Toshiaki Aihara

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Career Summary

Entered the Company in 1978. After serving as General Manager of the Sales Division of Bamiyan Company, Representative of Gusto Company, and General Manager of the Product Division and General Manager of the Construction Division of the Company. He took up his current post in 2012.

Executive Officer
Managing Director of Supply Chain Purchasing Division

Nobuyuki Katayama

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Career Summary

・ In 1982, entered Jonas Co., Ltd., former Jonathan’s Co., Ltd. which had merged with the Company in January 2012. Served in the said company as Division Manager, Manager of Akishima Distribution Center, etc.
・ After joining the Company in 2004, served as Department Director and Deputy Managing Director of Supply Chain Purchasing Division, then has served in current position since October 2017.

Executive Officer
Managing Director of Human Capital Management Division

Kouzou Nishida

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Career Summary

Joined Bamiyan Co., Ltd. in 1993. After serving as Human Resources Manager of the Bamiyan Company, General Manager of Sales Promotion etc., served as Chairperson of the Labor Union Central Executive Committee since 2010. From 2016 he served as Director and Deputy Managing Director of Human Capital Management Division of the Company, then took up his current post in October 2018.

Executive Officer
and President of Skylark Restaurants Co., Ltd.

Toshiaki Ookawara

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Career Summary

Joined the company in 1980. After serving as General Manager of Sales Department of Yumean, assumed office in 2016 as a director of Skylark Restaurants Co., Ltd.. He served as Head of Field Operations Division, Head of Sales Operation Policy Division at the company, and has been in current position since December 2018.