Pioneer Corp. Names New President

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Press Release (unedited):
The board of directors of Pioneer Corporation, at its meeting held on May 14, 2018, resolved that Mr. Susumu Kotani, currently Representative Director,President and CEO, would become Director and Chairman Executive Officer, and Mr. Koichi Moriya, currently Director and Senior Executive Officer, would become Representative Director, President and CEO, effective as of June 27, 2018. This
change is subject to the approval at Pioneer’s ordinary general meeting of shareholders and the resolution by the board of directors, both to be held on that day.
Mr. Moriya has a wealth of experience in the Pioneer Group, including important posts at sales and marketing division of Pioneer, president of its overseas subsidiary, and taken responsibilities at administrative divisions at Pioneer.
Under Mr. Moriya’s new leadership, Pioneer Corporation will expedite review of operations and seek to improve its business performance. Mr. Kotani will be supporting the new president at external activities and so on.
A brief profile of Mr. Moriya is as follows:
Name Koichi Moriya
Title:
Representative Director, President and CEO
(currently Director and Senior Executive Officer)
Date of Birth:
August 13, 1957
Place of Birth:
Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Education:
March 1981
Graduated from the Faculty
of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Iwate University
Business Career:
April 1981
Joined Pioneer Corporation
April 1993
Sales Manager of Sapporo Sales Office, Pioneer
June 1993
Manager of Obihiro Sales Office, Pioneer
May 1998
Manager of Sales Planning Section, Domestic Sales Division of
Home Entertainment Company, Pioneer
April 2001
Manager in charge of planning, Corporate Planning Division,
Pioneer
August 2001
General Manager of Marketing Department, Domestic Sales
Division of Home Entertainment Company, Pioneer
May 2010
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer China Holding Co.,
Ltd.
June 2013
Executive Officer, Pioneer
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer China Holding Co.,
Ltd.
April 2015
Executive Officer, Pioneer; In charge of Human Resources Division,
General Administration Division, and IT Division
June 2015
Senior Executive Officer, Pioneer; In charge of Human Resources
Division, General Administration Division, and IT Division
June 2017
Director and Senior Executive Officer, Pioneer; In charge of Human
Resources Division, General Administration Division, IT Division,
Legal & Risk Management Division, Investor Relations & Public
Relations Division, Audit Division, CSR, and ecology
Number of shares of Pioneer
held as of March 31, 2018:
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