Kao Appoints New CEO and Director, Chair


The board of directors at Kao Corporation has announced the appointment of Michitaka Sawada as director, chair and Yoshihiro Hasebe as representative director, president and CEO, effective January 1, 2021.

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Sawada was previously the representative director, president and CEO and Hasebe was previously the representative directors, senior managing executive officer.

According to the company, the reason for the change is to "further drive growth and increase corporate value under new leadership" amid "drastic changes in the business environment."

Sawada joined Kao in 1981 and Hasebe joined in 1990. 

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