Biography: Kenneth A. Siegel
As of June 21, 2023
External Board Director
Kenneth A. Siegel
Date of birth: October 11, 1958
|Aug. 1986||Joined Morrison & Foerster LLP|
|Jan. 1994||Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP|
|Aug. 1996||Managing Partner, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo Office (Morrison & Foerster Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi Jimusho) (to present)|
|Jan. 2009||Member of Executive Committee, Morrison & Foerster LLP|
|Jan. 2009||Board Director, Member of Executive Committee, Morrison & Foerster LLP (to present)|
|June 2021||Board Director, SoftBank Group Corp. (to present)|
Number of shares held
Mr. Kenneth A. Siegel satisfies the qualifications of external directors as provided in Article 2, item 15 of the Corporate Laws.
Reason for nomination and expected role
After joining Morrison & Foerster LLP in August 1986, Mr. Kenneth A. Siegel became Managing Partner of Morrison & Foerster Tokyo Office (Morrison & Foerster Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi Jimusho) in August 1996, and assumed the position of Board Director, Member of Executive Committee of Morrison & Foerster LLP in January 2009. Having engaged in corporate acquisitions, joint venture deals, and strategic alliances, Mr. Siegel has extensive knowledge and experience as a lawyer. 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, Mr. Siegel has also expressed views from the standpoint of minority shareholders of SBG and thus the Board recognizes that he has made significant contributions to the improvement of enterprise value of SBG through the supervisory function.
SBG expects that Mr. Siegel will use his wealth of knowledge and experience to supervise SBG and offer advice, and has elected him as an External Board Director for the further growth of the Group.