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Nov 17, 2010
JAL Announces New Organizational Structure and Change of Executive Officers

Tokyo, November 17, 2010: The JAL Group (JAL) resolves to achieve a swift corporate recovery without backsliding and in its progress forward, JAL today announced a change in its organizational structure. In order to realize an effective and speedy revitalization, JAL aims to create a leaner financial constitution that firstly fulfills the condition of maintaining the highest levels of safety in its operation, and will put in place a new organizational structure including a change in the board of executive officers from December 15, 2010.

 

 

1.       Organizational Change

In this new organizational structure, each department will have to take full responsibility for their respective business’ functionalities. To realize this, all departments will be classified as a profit generating unit (Managing Division of Route Marketing, Managing Division of Passenger Sales, and Cargo and Mail Division) or a business support unit (Flight Operations, Engineering and Maintenance, Cabin Attendants, Airport Operations, and other general management divisions) and the corporate foundations of JAL will be built on the profitability of each of these units. All unnecessary layers and redundant functionalities will be abolished to speed up the decision-making process within the company, in order to sensitively react and adjust to the ever changing environment.

 

The newly established Managing Division of Route Marketing will work closely with other business units to formulate the Route Profitability Plan, and is responsible to ensure execution of the plan to achieve target profits.

 

The Managing Division of Passenger Sales will be task with creating sales strategies based on the business plan generated by the Managing Division of Route Marketing and will be held accountable for the profitability of various channels such as sales to agencies, corporate clients, direct sales as well as regionally.

 

Cargo and Mail Division will continue drawing up corporate plans mainly based on the utilization of belly space available on the Group’s passenger flights, and remains an integral part of the JAL Group as a business unit answerable for both revenue and profit.

 

Operational units such as flight crew, cabin attendants and airport staff will continue striving to safeguard customer satisfaction through safe flight operations and quality service. Other general management divisions which include Corporate Planning, Purchasing, Human Resources, newly formed divisions - Corporate Control, Finance and Accounting, General Affairs, and Group Companies Support, will jointly support the entire corporation to bring about a strong enhancement to the overall management capabilities and operational efficiency of JAL Group.

 

 

2.       New Executive Appointments

A review of the current board of executive officers was conducted to better define responsibilities and increase motivation so as to realize an effective organizational reform as described above. Newly assigned executives, as listed in the table below, will take office from December 15, 2010.

 

The appointed executives, together with each and every staff in JAL Group will strive in unity, day after day, to continue providing valued customers with the highest levels of flight safety and air transport services. At the same time, JAL Group will fervently pursue the soonest possible attainment of a complete recovery of its business, and may further fine-tune the organizational structure as well as review the Group’s lineup of Vice Presidents.

 

 

Executive Officers with effect from December 15, 2010

Name

Title

Assignments

1

Kazuo INAMORI

Chairman

2

Akitoshi NAKAMURA *1

Deputy Chairman

Assistant to the Chairman

3

Masaru ONISHI

President 

4

Koichi MIZUTOME *1

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President, Office of the Trustee,

Corporate Planning, Finance & Accounting,

General Affairs, Human Resources

5

Naoyuki MORITA *1

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the Chairman, Corporate Control , Purchasing

Group Companies Support

6

Yoshihito OHTA *1

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Assistant to the Chairman

Work Philosophy Enhancement

7

Hirohide KAMIKAWA

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Managing Division Passenger Sales

Managing Division Passenger Sales, Domestic Passenger Sales

President of JAL Sales

8

Yoshiharu UEKI

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Management Division Route Marketing

9

Tadashi FUJITA *2

Executive Officer

Managing Division Passenger Sales - International, Corporate, Web

Senior Vice President, Eastern Japan

Vice President of JAL Sales

10

Shigemi KURUSU

Executive Officer

Group Companies Support

11

Kunio HIRATA

 Executive Officer

Cargo & Mail

12

 Hisao TAGUCHI

 Executive Officer

Purchasing

13

Tadao SAKAI

 Executive Officer

Corporate Safety & Security

14

 Manabu SATO

 Executive Officer

Corporate Planning

15

Nobuhiro SATO

Executive Officer

Engineering & Maintenance Division

President of JAL Engineering

16

 Junko OKAWA

 Executive Officer

Cabin Attendants

17

Norikazu SAITO

 Executive Officer

Finance & Accounting

18

 Toshiaki NORITA

 Executive Officer

General Affairs, Executive Secretariat, Internal Control

19

Hideki KIKUYAMA

 Executive Officer

Managing Division Route Marketing (Domestic Route)

20

 Hideo NINOMIYA

Executive Officer

Managing Division Route Marketing (Marketing)

21

Makoto YONEYAMA *1

 Executive Officer

Corporate Control

22

 Kiwamu SUGIMOTO *1

 Executive Officer

Vice President Office of the Trustee, Audit

23

Toshinori SHIN *1

 Executive Officer

Flight Operations

24

 Munemitsu  ERIKAWA *1

 Executive Officer

Human Resources

25

Kiyoshi MARUKAWA *1 *3

Executive Officer

Airport Operations / President of JAL Sky

26

 Tetsuya ONUKI *1

 Executive Officer

Managing Division Route (International Route)

27

 Tsutomu ANDO

 Executive Officer

Managing Division Route (International Alliance)

28

Yoshito SHIMIZU

 Executive Officer

President of JAL EXPRESS

29

 Tsuyoshi YAMAMURA

 Executive Officer

President of J-AIR

30

Arata YASUJIMA

Executive Officer

President of Japan Air Commuter

31

 Makoto AOKI *1

 Executive Officer

President of Japan Transocean Air

32

Eiichi YAMAGUCHI

 Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, China

Vice President and Regional Manager, Beijing

33

 Toshio SHINOHARA

 Executive Officer

Vice President of JAL Sky

Vice President, Haneda Airport

34

Takahiro KATO *1

 Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, Western Japan

*1New appointments

*2Appointment is subject to the approval of the board of directors of JAL Sales.

*3) Appointment is subject to the approval of the board of directors of JAL Sky.

 

 

Retirements from December 14, 2010:

Name

Title

Last-held assignments

1

Hiroyasu OMURA

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Human Resource Management / Industrial Relations / Medical Services

2

Chihiro TAMURA

Senior Managing Executive Officer

General Manager, Corporate Safety & Security Division / Family Assistance & Support / Corporate Culture Reformation / Environmental Affairs

3

Hiroshi IKEDA

Executive Officer

President of JALways

4

Tatsuhito SAKIAWA

Executive Officer

Deputy General Manager, Flight Operations Division / Vice President, Flight Planning and Administration, Flight Operations Division

5

Tetsuro SUGAWA

Executive Officer

Airport Operations Division / President of JAL Sky

6

Susumu FUKUSHIMA

Executive Officer

Regional Manager Narita / Executive Vice President of JAL Sky / Vice President, Narita Airport

7

Takashi SAITO

Executive Officer

Deputy General Manager, Engineering & aintenance Division / Maintenance Planning & Administration Office

8

Toshiyuki KAWARABATA

Executive Officer 

Purchasing

9

Ryuzo TOYOSHIMA

Executive Officer

General Administration / Public Relations / Strategic Corporate Relations / Legal Affairs and Compliance

 

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