[Corporate Announcement]LINE Appoints External Board Member

2016.02.01 Corporate Announcement

Tokyo, Japan – February 1, 2016 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced that Koji Kotaka has been appointed as an external board member. The decision was approved at a special board of director’s meeting on January 27, 2016 and a special shareholders’ meeting on February 1, 2016. Kotaka assumes his new role starting today. 

 

1. New External Board Member (as of February 1, 2016)

External Board Member: Koji Kotaka

 

2. Profile of the New External Board Member

 Month/Year

Profile

 1984         

Joined Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
1986

Left Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan

 1986

Joined Sato and Tsuda Law Office

 1988

Left Sato and Tsuda Law Office

 1990

Graduated from University of Chicago Law School

 1990

Joined Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.

 2008

Left Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.

 2009

Joined Nishimura & Asahi

 2010

Left Nishimura & Asahi

 2011

Established Koji Kotaka Law Office (Current Position)

 2012 

Appointed as Consultant at Raine Group LLC (Current Position)

 2012

Appointed as Consultant at Apollo Global Management LLC (Current Position)

 2013

Appointed as Outside & Independent Director at Monex Group (Current Position)

 2013

Appointed as Consultant at Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (Current Position) 

 2015

Appointed as Supervisory Director at Japan Senior Living Investment Corp. (Current Position)

 2015

Appointed as Independent Director at Asia Growth Capital Ltd.

 2016

Released as Independent Director at Asia Growth Capital Ltd.

 

 

3. Board Structure After New Appointment (Board Members)

Representative Director and CEO       

Takeshi Idezawa

Board Member

Jun Masuda

Board Member

Joongho Shin

Board Member

In-joon Hwang

Board Member (Part-time)

Hae-jin Lee

Board Member (External)

Tadashi Kunihiro

Board Member (External)

Koji Kotaka