Directors and Executive Officers
Ernest M. Higa (Date of Birth: October 15, 1952)
- Board Member, The Tokyo New Business Conference
- Board of Overseers, The Columbia Business School
- Director, JC Comsa Corporation
- Chairman & Representative Director, Wendy's Japan K.K.
- Director, Shinsei Bank, Limited
- Chairman President & Chief Executive Officer, Higa Industries Co., Ltd.
- Board of Trustees, Showa Women's University
As of May 1, 2017
One of the "key" themes of Prime Minister Abe's reforms for the economic recovery of Japan is "Corporate Governance." I believe the presence of outside board members that can represent shareholders with diverse perspectives and opinions in order to enhance management decisions is especially important.
Shinsei Bank has already implemented a robust governance structure whereby the outside board members actually outnumber the internal board members 5 to 2. Furthermore, Shinsei's Board meetings are very interactive, with frank discussions that challenge and advise the management team of the Bank in a collaborative manner, inciting reflection and sometimes resulting in reassessment of decisions made pertaining to strategy and execution.
In this context, as an outside board member, I endeavor to contribute to the Board Meetings in a proactive manner to express opinions and observations, from my perspective and experience, which I feel can be helpful to Shinsei's management, as well as represent the view point of our shareholders.
|April 2017||Board of Trustees, Showa Women's University (Current)|
|April 2015||Chairman President & Chief Executive Officer, Higa Industries Co., Ltd. (Current)|
|June 2013||Director, Shinsei Bank, Limited (Current)|
|March 2011||Chief Executive Officer, Wendy's Japan|
|June 2010||Director, JC Comsa Corporation (Current)|
|May 2009||Board of Overseers, The Columbia Business School (Current)|
|April 2008||Board Member, The Tokyo New Business Conference (Current)|
|April 1983||President and Chief Executive Officer, Higa Industries Co., Ltd.|
|April 1976||Joined Higa Industries Co., Ltd.|
|September 2016||Chairman & Representative Director, Wendy's Japan K.K. (Current)|