JCB International Appoints New Board Directors

JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), today announced the appointment of new directors at the shareholders’ meeting held in Tokyo on April 3. Mr. Ichiro Hamakawa is the new Chairman and CEO, succeeding Mr. Takao Kawanishi who served in those roles since 2010. Mr. Koremitsu Sannomiya was appointed Deputy Chairman and Mr. Kimihisa Imada, President and COO. Mr. Kawanishi continues to lead our business as Chairman of JCB.

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB and JCBI will continue to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.