Biography: Keiko Erikawa
As of June 21, 2023
External Board Director, Independent Officer
Date of birth: January 3, 1949
|July 1978||Senior Executive Director, KOEI Co., Ltd. (currently KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.)|
|Apr. 1994||Director, foundation for the Fusion Of Science and Technology (to present)|
|June 2001||Chairman and CEO, KOEI Corporation (currently KOEI TECMO AMERICA Corporation)|
|May 2007||Head Director, Association of Media in Digital (to present)|
|June 2013||Chairman (Representative Director), KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.|
|June 2013||Chairman (Representative Director), KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (to present)|
|June 2014||Board Director, TECMO KOEI EUROPE LIMITED (currently KOEI TECMO EUROPE LIMITED) (to present)|
|Apr. 2015||Chairman Emeritus (Director), KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. (to present)|
|June 2021||Board Director, SoftBank Group Corp. (to present)|
Number of shares held
- 213,000 Shares
Ms. Keiko Erikawa satisfies the qualifications of external directors as provided in Article 2, item 15 of the Corporate Laws.
Reason for nomination and expected role
Since founding KOEI Co., Ltd. (currently KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.), Ms. Keiko Erikawa has played a vital role in developing and strengthening the business foundation of the KOEI TECMO Group as a corporate manager and a finance manager, and therefore has extensive knowledge and experience related to corporate management and technology. In addition to offering advice on the Group’s long-term strategies and playing a vital role in business judgments and decision-making processes at the Board, Ms. Erikawa has also expressed views from the standpoint of minority shareholders of SBG and thus the Board recognizes that she has made significant contributions to the improvement of enterprise value of SBG through the supervisory function.
SBG expects that Ms. Erikawa will use her wealth of knowledge and experience to supervise SBG and offer advice, and has elected her as an External Board Director for the further growth of the Group.