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JCI Management Team

Frank Seiji Sanda D.Eng.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
JCI Group

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.

Naohisa Fukuda
President and Chief Operating Officer
JCI Group

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.

Hiroaki Yokoyama
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.

Kenichi Goto
Vice President
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.