Directors and Executive Officers

Ernest M. Higa (Date of Birth: October 15, 1952)

Ernest M. Higa

Outside Director

Current

  • Board of Trustees, Showa Women's University
  • Chairman & Representative Director, Wendy's Japan K.K.
  • Board Member, The Tokyo New Business Conference
  • Board of Overseers, The Columbia Business School
  • Director, JC Comsa Corporation
  • Director, Shinsei Bank, Limited
  • Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Higa Industries Co., Ltd.

As of July 20, 2017

Message

The Shinsei Board of Directors consists of five outside and only two internal directors, which allows discussions to be considered from different points of views due to the diverse backgrounds of the Board members. We also have two non Japanese board members, so “global best practices” are considered when evaluating the performance of Shinsei. As IT and AI continue to be “key” drivers of both “value creation,” as well as disruption, we need to keep up with the quick pace of changes that it brings. Another challenge is further empowering women in the workforce so that they can achieve their full potential at Shinsei.

Biography

April 2017 Board of Trustees, Showa Women's University (Current)
September 2016 Chairman & Representative Director, Wendy's Japan K.K. (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.

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