JCI Management Team
Frank Seiji Sanda D.Eng.
Chairman and Chief Executive
Before founding Japan Communications Inc. in 1996, Frank Sanda served as CEO of Apple Computer Japan and Vice President and General Manager at Motorola Inc. Sanda has extensive experience in finance, having filled senior officer positions at Citibank and Merrill Lynch in the United States. He also spent 12 years working in the railroad industry in both Canada and the United States. An engineer by trade, Dr. Sanda holds a Ph.D., and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
President and Chief Operating Officer
A member of the Board of Directors since 2004, Naohisa Fukuda joined JCI as a Senior Vice President of Marketing in 2002.
Most recently Mr. Fukuda served as VP of Marketing at Apple Computer Inc. in California. He has also held various management positions at Apple Computer Japan, including Director of Business Operations and Director of Marketing. Mr. Fukuda has entrepreneurial experience, having started his own company while a student at the University of Tokyo. He holds an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Chief Human Resources Operation
After graduating from the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Miki Katayama worked in the Administration Section of the Department of French Literature of Sophia University, Tokyo. Katayama received her Registered Nurse qualification from the National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center (formerly Second National Hospital) School of Nursing in 1992 and served as a registered nurse in St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo from 1992-1996. Joining JCI as Head of the Office of the CEO while the company was still being established, she has been acutely involved in every aspect of JCI’s business. Appointed Assistant Vice President with responsibility for Human Resources and Administration in January 2008, Katayama has overseen the reinvigoration of JCI’s Corporate culture and JCI’s HR strategies. Katayama completed the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Human Resources Executive Program.
Senior Vice President
A member of the Board of Directors since 2008, Jun Tajima joined JCI on April 1, 2006, and was appointed to the Management Board. Jun Tajima has more than twenty-five years of experience in a wide range of business lines in senior positions with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Japan’s largest telecommunication operator in Japan, and NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest cellular operator. His focus included mobile handset and network equipment R&D, and international standardization of second and third generation cellular systems. He was also engaged in international business for more than ten years, including investments in mobile carriers and associated businesses. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of Global Network Development at NTT DoCoMo. He has a Ph.D. and Masters and Bachelor degrees in engineering from Keio University.
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Member of Management Board
Hiroaki Yokoyama started his career in the personal computer business, NEC Corporation in early 1980s. He then served as Director of Consumer Business at Apple Japan. Following this, as CEO, Yokoyama headed Intellution Japan & Korea, a global leader of industrial automation software. In 2001, Yokoyama established his own company, Mobile Computing Technologies, and served as CEO. Before joining JCI in March 2010, Yokoyama successfully expanded the business and managed M&A with Omron Group. As Vice President of Engineering at JCI, Yokoyama plays a critical role being responsible for all software and hardware development. Yokoyama graduated from Shizuoka University, and received his MBA (Master of Science in Management) from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Member of Management Board
At the dawn of the cellular phone industry, Kenichi Goto had served as the Director of Engineering Department of Cellular Subscriber Division at Nippon Motorola Inc., the corporation invented the cellular phone as a global leading company of the wireless communications. Goto has built the close relationship of mutual trust with the mobile network operators through technological assistance and proposals. Joined JCI in 2000, Goto has been responsible as a leader of product marketing, having been in charge of planning and development of the numerous JCI products both for corporative organizations and private customers.