May 13, 2011
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.
|Name||: Jiro Asakura|
|Date of Birth||: July 31, 1950|
|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|