Board Member

Kiyoshi Matsuura, President and Representative Director

President and Representative Director

Kiyoshi Matsuura

Kiyoshi Matsuura, President and Representative Director

President and Representative Director

Kiyoshi Matsuura

After graduating from college, Kiyoshi Matsuura joined American Family Life Insurance Co.,Ltd. (currently Aflac Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.), then he received an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2001.

After working for a strategic consulting firm, Matsuura successively served as the president of the Japanese subsidiary of an Italian luxury brand, a US online jewelry brand, and a listed investment company, before joining QVC Japan Inc. in 2008. He established Premier Anti-Aging Co., Ltd. in December 2009, leveraging his experience in the TV shopping industry. He assumed the position of President and Representative Director and started the cosmetics development and sales business.

“DUO the Cleansing Balm”, which was released in 2010, achieved the No. 1 sales~{※} in the cleansing category in 2019 as a result of the strategy of expanding from digital to mass marketing.

In October 2020, the Company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market and has continued to grow to a company with sales of 33.9 billion yen (fiscal year ended July 2022).


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Yoichiro Ito, Director and Managing Executive Officer, CFO

Director and Managing Executive Officer, CFO

Yoichiro Ito

Yoichiro Ito, Director and Managing Executive Officer, CFO

Director and Managing Executive Officer, CFO

Yoichiro Ito

After involved in legal practices as a Japanese lawyer at a Japanese domestic law firm, Yo Ito joined Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. Tokyo Branch (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.). He engaged in domestic and overseas M&As, financial advisory for capital market transactions, etc. in the Investment Banking Division of the company, and in 2010 he was promoted to Managing Director. For many years, he has been involved in the development and execution of financial, business and M&A strategies and capital policies for clients at the company.

He joined the Company in September 2022 as Managing Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Division.

He was appointed as Director, Managing Executive Officer, CFO and Head of Corporate Division of the Company in October 2022. He is promoting the enhancement of the Company's corporate function by utilizing his global and highly professional experience.

Currently serving as Executive Advisor at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

Takuyuki Fukumoto, Independent Outside Director

Independent Outside Director

Takuyuki Fukumoto

Takuyuki Fukumoto, Independent Outside Director

Independent Outside Director

Takuyuki Fukumoto

Served as director and senior managing director at High Chlorella Co., Ltd. (currently Epauler Co., Ltd.).

Appointed as a director of Euglena Co., Ltd. as one of the co-founders from 2005. Takuyuki Fukumoto was mainly engaged as a business manager in the healthcare business and has experience in listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market and the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. After serving as Director and General Manager of the Marketing Department and Director and Head of the Healthcare Business Division, he currently serves as Executive Officer of Euglena Co.,Ltd. and CEO of the Euglena Healthcare Company at the company.

He is also a representative director at LIGUNA Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Yu Green Na Biotechnology Co., Ltd. of the Euglena Group, and a director at Epauler Co., Ltd., and has knowledge and extensive experience in business operations in the health and beauty industry.

He has been an Independent Outside Director of the Company since September 2019. He has served as a director of a listed company whose business domain is close to that of the Company and provides useful advice on management, including professional business operations, thereby contributing to ensuring the transparency of the Company's management.

Sakiko Sakai, Independent Outside Director

Independent Outside Director

Sakiko Sakai

Sakiko Sakai, Independent Outside Director

Independent Outside Director

Sakiko Sakai

Sakiko Sakai started her career in the accounting department of Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd), and worked in accounting and financial operations at two foreign non-life insurance companies and a foreign publishing company. She obtained certificate of CPA (U.S.A.)and served as General Manager of Internal Audit Department at DirecTV Japan Management, Inc. and Hughes Electronics Japan Co., Ltd., Senior Consultant at Andersen Japan (currently KPMG AZSA LLC), and Head of Internal Audit at PCA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (currently SBI Life Insurance Co., Ltd.)
She has served on various committees and global board at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) since 2004.
She has been an Independent Outside Director of the Company since August 2020. She contributes to the realization of strengthening and improving the Company's management capabilities by providing advice. based on her extensive experience and knowledge in internal auditing, finance and accounting.
In October 2022, she was appointed as a temporary member of the Business Accounting Council of the Financial Services Agency.

Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

Motoyasu Ishihara, Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member

Motoyasu Ishihara

Motoyasu Ishihara, Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member

Motoyasu Ishihara

Motoyasu Ishihara was involved in mid-term management planning, M&A, etc. at Kirin Brewery Company, Limited and Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, and served as Vice President of Four Roses Distillery, LLC, Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc., Executive Officer and Audit and Supervisory Board member at Kirin Holdings Company, Limited. In 2015, he served as Audit and Supervisory Board member of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (currently Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd.) and Director of the Institute of Internal Auditors Japan.

He has been appointed as an Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member of the Company in September 2019. He has expertise in various fields based on his experience as an officer of various companies and contributes to the establishment of a high-quality corporate governance system by providing useful advice on management from a fair and neutral standpoint.

He has also served as an Auditor of Premier Anti-Aging (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. since February 2021, and an Audit and Supervisory Board Member of Venex Co., Ltd. since February 2023.

He is an Auditor of the Institute of Internal Auditors Japan and an Auditor of the Japan Internal Audit Research Foundation.

Akira Ide, Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member

Akira Ide

Akira Ide, Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

 Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member

Akira Ide

After working for KPMG AZSA & Co. (currently KPMG AZSA LLC), Frontier Management Inc. and Uluru Co., Ltd., Akira Ide opened Ide Certified Public Accountant Office in 2018.

He has been an Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member of the Company since October 2018.

In 2019, he founded AI Corporate Advisory Co., Ltd. and serves as its president.

He also serves as a director (Audit and Supervisory Committee member) of WACUL, Inc. and an Audit and Supervisory Board member of wevnal inc.

He is a certified public accountant and has practical experience at auditing firms and business companies. By utilizing his expertise and experience, he contributes to the sound and sustainable growth of the Company by providing advice on accounting and internal control matters and conducting effective audits from an independent standpoint as an outside officer.

Yosuke Kondo, Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member

Yosuke Kondo

Yosuke Kondo, Independent Audit and Supervisory Board Member

 Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member

Yosuke Kondo

After registering as an attorney in 2009 and working at a law firm in Tokyo, Yosuke Kondo opened Sazanami Law Office and served as its representative in January 2019.

He has been appointed as an Independent Audit and Supervisory Board member of the Company since September 2019.

He has a proven track record of handling customer service and responding to customer complaints and is responsible for many corporate trainings and call center instruction. He also has experience in legal services related to compliance and personal information.

Supporting the Company's efforts to raise compliance awareness by providing appropriate advice based on his expertise as an attorney at Compliance Committee meetings as well as at Board of Directors meetings.

He also has a bright knowledge of cosmetics, having been certified as a Japan Cosmetics Test Level 1 and as a cosmetic concierge instructor.

Executive Officer

Takahiro Toya, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Takahiro Toya

Takahiro Toya, Director and Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Takahiro Toya

After graduating from Graduate school, Takahiro Toya joined Accenture Japan Ltd. At Accenture, he was in charge of supporting the implementation of operational reforms and system renewal for a major manufacturing company. He was mainly involved in the areas of accounting operations and worked on many projects such as acceleration of settlement of accounts and application of IFRS : International Financial Reporting Standards.

He then joined AlphaPolis Co., Ltd. as General Manager of Corporate Planning Office, where he promoted the strengthening of the internal management system and other measures to realize the IPO, which led to the IPO in October 2014.

He joined the Company in July 2018 as Head of Corporate Division, and in July 2019, as Director, CFO and Head of Corporate Division, he contributed to the realization of the IPO in October 2020 by strengthening the management control system, etc.

He was appointed as Director, Executive Officer, and Head of Corporate Planning Division in October 2022. 

Since November 2023, he has been serving as assistant to the President and has been driving the Company's management by leveraging his experience in the management and IT fields.

Keigo Uemura, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Keigo Uemura

Keigo Uemura, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Keigo Uemura

After graduating from university, Keigo Uemura worked in marketing at foreign advertising companies such as J. Walter Thompson Japan, and later he served as the person in charge of the overall business at business corporations.

He joined the Company in 2018 as General Manager of Marketing. He has established the Company’s unique marketing methods by utilizing his marketing knowledge and experience. He contributed significantly to the growth of the company-wide marketing and mail-order business, which led to a dramatic increase in sales.

Appointed Executive Officer and Head of Direct Marketing Division in October 2021.

From August 2022, he has been in charge of the Direct Marketing Division and Brand Management Division, driving further growth of the brand.

Kiyoshi Iwakawa, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Kiyoshi Iwakawa

Kiyoshi Iwakawa, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Kiyoshi Iwakawa

After working as a corporate/business revitalization, derivative product development, and fund manager at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd. (currently MUFG Bank, Ltd.) and other financial institutions, Kiyoshi Iwakawa worked at a foreign-affiliated consulting firm, leading the formulation of management and business strategies, the implementation of organizational and operational reforms, the development of new businesses, and the execution of M&A, etc. In addition, he launched a foreign Internet company and took charge of its management, realizing its listing in New York. Later, he led management and business strategy and new business creation for cutting-edge technology at GREE and SoftBank Group.

Since becoming independent, he has assisted both major listed companies and venture companies in formulating and implementing various strategies and plans, launching new businesses, IPOs, etc.

Specially Appointed Professor(Visiting), Center for Co-Creation Strategy, Tohoku University.

He joined the Company in April 2022 as Executive Officer and Head of New Business Development and Promotion Division.

He has also served as a Director of Venex Co., Ltd. since February 2023.

Yuka Uehara, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Yuka Uehara

Yuka Uehara, Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Yuka Uehara

After graduating from university, Yuka Uehara joined Goldman Sachs Securities Co., Ltd. After that, she built a career at several securities companies in Japan and the United States, including Merrill Lynch Securities Co., Ltd. (currently BofA Securities Co., Ltd.), where she was in charge of advising and supporting Japanese companies, government agencies, and public institutions in raising funds through the stock market and other capital markets, as well as in investor relations activities.

She joined the Company in May 2022 as Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Communications Division.

She leads IR, public relations, and ESG promotion activities with her extensive knowledge, high level of expertise and network in capital markets on a global level.

Since December 2021, she has also served as an outside director (audit and supervisory committee member) of Retty Inc.