bitFlyer Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer, announced this Friday that it has made a series of director appointments to strengthen its corporate governance and management structure.
The appointments were made at a special assembly of shareholders, where a formal decision by the board of directors took place. Now, effective from today, the company has added new directors to its holding company and to its cryptocurrency exchange.
The appointees in question for bitFlyer holdings are Yoshio Hirako, who is now a representative director for bitFlyer holdings and Yuzo Kano, who was previously the representative director, has been named as a Director.
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For its subsidiary, Yoshio Hirako has also been named as a representative director and Norio Takimoto is now a director of the exchange. According to the statement released today Hirako and Takimoto will both be continuing their current executive positions at MJS Finance & Technology, CO., LTD. and BREEZE Co., Ltd. respectively.
Hirako is a current director at MJS Finance & Technology, a position he has held since this year. Prior to this, he was a representative director since April 2018. Earlier in his career, Hirako worked at a number of banks such as AEON Bank, Sanwa Bank, and Saikyo Bank. He has been a professional in the financial industry for more than two decades.
Takimoto, on the other hand, is a representative director at BREEZE Co. Before this, he worked at Miroku Jyoho Service Co., Ltd., a provider of systems and services to accounting firms and their client companies, as well as small to medium-sized companies in Japan.
During his tenure with the company, which lasted from 11 years from April 2004 until April 2015, he held a number of roles including managing executive director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He originally started off his career at Nomura Securities in 1988.