2021-02-05

Teijin Frontier Elects Yasunari Hirata as New President

Tokyo, Japan, February 5, 2021 --- Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fibers and products converting company, announced today that the company’s board of directors has elected Yasunari Hirata, currently director, executive officer of Teijin Frontier, as its next president. Hirata will assume his new role on April 1.

About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan's first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for 
digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions,” Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020.
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Teijin Limited
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Yasunari Hirata

Date of birth:   February 17, 1962 (age: 58)
Titles:                  Director, Executive Officer
                            Chief Officer, Industrial Textiles & Materials Division Group, 
                            Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
Birthplace:          Hiroshima, Japan
Education:          Graduated from Agriculture, Kobe University, Hyogo, March 1985
Career:
April 1985  Joined Nissho Iwai Corporation
April 2005 Appointed General Manager, Industrial Textiles Department II, 
N.I. Teijin Shoji Co., Ltd.
April 2013 Appointed General Manager, Industrial Textiles Department II,
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
April 2014 Appointed General Manager, Industrial Textiles Division,
General Manager, Industrial Textiles Department II,
 Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
December 2014 Appointed General Manager, Industrial Textiles Division,
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
April 2018 Appointed Corporate Officer,
Chief Officer, Industrial Textiles & Materials Division Group
General Manager, Industrial Textiles Division II,
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
June 2018 Appointed Director, Corporate Officer
Chief Officer, Industrial Textiles & Materials Division Group,
General Manager, Industrial Textiles Division II, 
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
April 2019 Appointed Director, Corporate Officer
Chief Officer, Industrial Textiles & Materials Division Group,
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
April 2020 Appointed Director, Executive Officer
Chief Officer, Industrial Textiles & Materials Division Group,
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
April 2021 To be appointed President, Chief Executive Officer of 
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.