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  • February 18, 2009

JAL Announces Board of Directors for FY2009

Tokyo, February 18, 2009: The Japan Airlines Group today announced minor changes to the boards of directors and executive officers of Japan Airlines Corporation (the JAL Group holding company) and Japan Airlines International, the Group’s main operating airline for FY2009, the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.

The changes announced today are effective April 1, 2009 although some of them are subject to the approval of shareholders at the annual general meeting in late June, when proposed new board members announced today can be formally elected. New executive officers do not have board voting rights and their appointments do not require shareholder approval.

JAL Corporation and JAL International’s Board of Directors have been listed below reflecting the changes that will be made in FY2009, where promotions have been listed in bold.

Executive Officer promotions have been listed in separate tables for both companies.

 

Japan Airlines Corporation

Board of Directors Including Promotions

Name

Title

Assignments

Haruka NISHIMATSU

President

Chairman of  Executive Management Board / JAL Group CEO

Katsuhiko NAWANO

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President / Airport Projects / Corporate Governance

Tetsuya TAKENAKA

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President / Corporate Planning / Customer Satisfaction Improvement

Kiyoshi KISHIDA

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President / General Manager, Corporate Safety Division / Environmental Affairs

Toshio ANNAKA

Managing Director

Industrial Relations

Shunichi SAITO

Managing Director

Passenger Sales & Marketing

Masaaki HAGA

Managing Director

Engineering & Maintenance Division

Kunio HIRATA

Senior Vice President

Cargo & Mail Division

Yoshimasa KANAYAMA

Senior Vice President

Finance / Accounting / Purchasing

Toshinari OSHIMA

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

Airport Operations Division

Chihiro TAMURA

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

Flight Operations Division

Tetsuo TAKAHASHI

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

General Manager, Corporate Planning Division

Hiroyasu OMURA

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

Cabin Attendants Division

Kiyofumi KAMIJO

Senior Vice President

 (External)

Kunio ISHIHARA

Senior Vice President

 (External)

*Remain as executive officers from April 1, up until the 2009 General Shareholder’s Meeting.

 

Executive Officer Promotions

Susumu MIYOSHI

Promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer

Legal Affairs / Business Activities and Reappraisal

Masato UEHARA

Promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer

Public Relations / Executive Secretariat Office / Strategic Corporate Relations

Toshio TAKAHASHI

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

Personnel & Organization Administration / Associated Businesses

 

JAL International Co., Ltd

Board of Directors Including Promotions

Name

Title

Assignments

Haruka NISHIMATSU

President

Chairman, Executive Management Board

Chairman, Safety Enhancement Task Force

Chairman, Customer Satisfaction Improvement Committee

Chairman of Corporate Culture Reform Committee

Chairman, CSR Committee

Chairman, Global Environmental Committee

Chairman, Corporate Compliance and Business Risk Management Committee

Katsuhiko NAWANO

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President / Airport Projects / Corporate Governance

Tetsuya TAKENAKA

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President / Corporate Planning / Customer Satisfaction Improvement

Kiyoshi KISHIDA

Executive Vice President

Assistant to the President / General Manager, Corporate Safety / Family Assistance and Support / Corporate Culture Reformation/ Environmental Affairs

Toshio ANNAKA

Managing Director

Industrial Relations / Medical Services

Shunichi SAITO

Managing Director

General Manager, Passenger Sales & Marketing  / Asia and Oceania Region

Masaaki HAGA

Managing Director

General Manager, Engineering & Maintenance Division

Kunio HIRATA

Senior Vice President

Cargo & Mail Division

Yoshimasa KANAYAMA

Senior Vice President

Finance / Accounting / Purchasing

Toshinari OSHIMA

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

General Manager, Airport Operations Division

Chihiro TAMURA

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

General Manager, Flight Operations Division

Tetsuo TAKAHASHI

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

General Manager, Corporate Planning Division

Hiroyasu OMURA

Promoted to Senior Vice President*

General Manager, Cabin Attendants Division

Kiyofumi KAMIJO

Senior Vice President

 (External)

Kunio ISHIHARA

Senior Vice President

 (External)

*Remain as executive officers from April 1, up until the 2009 General Shareholder’s Meeting.

 

Executive Officer Promotions

Susumu MIYOSHI

Promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer

Legal Affairs / Business Activities Reappraisal

Masato UEHARA

Promoted to Senior Managing Executive Officer

Public Relations / Executive Secretariat Office / Strategic Corporate Relations / Taiwan Relations

Hirohide KAMIKAWA

Promoted to Managing Executive Officer

Deputy General Manager, Passenger Sales & Marketing Division / Regional Manager, Tokyo & Eastern Japan

Atsuro NISHI

Promoted to Managing Executive Officer

CEO for the Americas Region

Nobuhiro SATO

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

Deputy General Manager, Engineering and Maintenance Division

Tatsuhito SAIKAWA

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

Deputy General Manager, Flight Operations Division / Vice President, Administrations, Flight Operations Division

Hiroshi IKEDA

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

President of JALways Co., Ltd

Masaru ONISHI

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

Japan Air Commuter

Keizaburo YOKOTA

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

China Relations / Vice President and Regional Manager, Beijing

Kazuhiko NISHI

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

Deputy Regional Manager, Tokyo and Eastern Japan / Corporate Accounts

Yoshito SHIMIZU

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

Regional Manager, Sapporo & Hokkaido

Tsuyoshi YAMAMURA

Promoted to Executive Officer (New post)

President of J-AIR Co., Ltd

About Japan Airlines

The JAL Group is Asia’s biggest airline group in terms of sales revenues and 2nd largest in Asia in terms of passengers carried annually. JAL Group airlines serve 214 airports in 33 countries and territories, including 60 airports in Japan. The international network covers over 240 passenger routes and 27 cargo routes, and the domestic network covers 156 routes.

With around 23,000 employees in the air transport segment, JAL Group operates a fleet of some 270 aircraft including Boeing 747s and  B777s and is now in the process of a major fleet renewal, introducing more fuel-efficient small and medium aircraft such as the B737 New Generation series and in the future the new high-tech Boeing 787 “Dreamliner”.

JAL First Class offers fully reclining Skysleeper or New Skysleeper Solo seats. “JAL Executive Class - Seasons,” introduces the concept of “quality time” spent on board and features the award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat that reclines to almost the horizontal and provides a high degree of personal privacy. From December 2007 JAL started offering JAL Premium Economy on key business routes, and from August 2008 started introducing on US routes a luxurious new suite to JAL First Class and the JAL Shell NEO, a leading-edge seat for JAL Executive Class.

Top quality in-flight service has always been the hallmark of JAL’s reputation. Cuisine offered in all classes is a combination of Western and Asian food. JAL carries a fine selection of award-winning wines and sake in First Class and JAL Executive Class - Seasons, JAL’s business class. Quality in-flight entertainment systems are a feature of JAL’s international fleet aircraft.

A member of the oneworld global alliance since April 2007, JAL offers customers many benefits, such as the JAL Mileage Bank frequent flier program.

 

 

 

 

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