News and Press Releases

Change of Top Management

May 13, 2011

Mr Jiro Asakura

Mr. Kenichi Kuroya tendered his resignation from the position of President & CEO of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) effective May 13, 2011. It has been resolved at Board of Directors meeting held today that Mr. Jiro Asakura, presently Vice President, will be appointed President and CEO as of today, May 13, 2011.

Mr. Kuroya will remain as Director of the company.

For profile of the new President, please see below.

Attachment : Profile
Name : Jiro Asakura
Date of Birth : July 31, 1950
Personal History:
October 1973 : Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kobe University
April 1974 : Joined Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
July 1989 : "K" Line (HONG KONG) LIMITED
July 2000 : Appointed as General Manager for Coal & Iron Ore Carrier Group
July 2005 : Appointed as Director
July 2006 : Appointed as Executive Officer
April 2007 : Appointed as Managing Executive Officer
April 2009 : Appointed as Senior Managing Executive Officer
June 2009 : Appointed as Representative Director
April 2011 : Appointed as Vice President Executive Officer
May 2011 : Appointed as President & CEO