DENSO Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

Apr. 30, 2020

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation decided the following changes of members of the Board. These changes will be effective after the 97th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, 2020.


1. Changes of the Board of Directors
Appointed a Chief Risk Officer to the Board of Directors in order to quickly respond to rapid changes in the business environment.

The following will be appointed as a board of director:

  • Sadahiro Usui, currently Head of Executive Vice President

The following will resign as a board of director:

  • Shoji Tsuzuki


2. Structure of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board (draft) after 97th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, 2020

Members of the Board

Title Name
*President & CEO Koji Arima
*Executive Vice President
Yasushi Yamanaka
Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
Executive Vice President Sadahiro Usui
Member of the Board Akio Toyoda

Outside Member of the Board

George Olcott
Shigeki Kushida
Yuko Mitsuya


About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $47.6 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its worldwide 200 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. For more information about global DENSO, visit