Japanese ship classification society NIPPON KAIJI KYOKAI (ClassNK) has announced the following changes in its Executive Board of Directors effective 22 March 2012.
Executive Vice President Hiroshige Kitada has retired and two executive officers, Tetsushi Agata and Tetsuya Kinoshita, General Managers of the General Affairs Department and Planning Department respectively, have been promoted to the position of managing director. The composition of the new board is as follows:
Chairman and President Mr. Noboru Ueda (unchanged)
Executive Vice President Mr. Toshitomo Matsui (unchanged)
Executive Vice President Mr. Shosuke Kakubari (unchanged)
Executive Vice President Mr. Koichi Fujiwara (unchanged)
Executive Vice President Dr. Takuya Yoneya (unchanged)
Executive Vice President Mr. Yasushi Nakamura (unchanged)
Managing Director Mr. Tetsushi Agata (newly appointed)
Managing Director Mr. Tetsuya Kinoshita (newly appointed)
Dr. Kitada will remain with the Society in the role of Advisor.