Tamron’s CEO To Resign Over Misappropriation Of Expenses

It seems Tamron has been doing a bit too well because the CEO was just caught by a whistle-blower misappropriating funds. As a result, Shiro Ajisaka has submitted his letter of resignation and Shogo Sakuraba will be taking over.

Notice Concerning Change (Resignation) of Representative Director and Director (PDF)

The Company has received a request from former Representative Director and President Shiro Ajisaka (hereinafter referred to as “Mr. Ajisaka”) that he would like to resign as Representative Director and Director as of today. We hereby announce that the Board of Directors has resolved to change the representative director as follows.

  • On July 9, 2023, a whistleblower report was sent to the external contact point of the whistleblowing system operated by the Company, stating that Ms. Ajisaka had accompanied a third party woman on a business trip and used the company’s expenses for personal use. With this as an opportunity, the Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Outside Directors of the Company have investigated the facts.
  • As a result, Ms. Ajisaka ate and drank at a specific restaurant where the above third-party woman was involved multiple times a month for at least the past five years, and caused the Company to bear the costs (hereinafter referred to as the “Matter”). ) was discovered.
  • In response to the occurrence of this incident, Mr. Ajisaka requested that he resign as representative director and director as of today. is.
  • The Company takes the occurrence of this matter extremely seriously, and at the meeting of the Board of Directors held today, an investigative committee (hereinafter referred to as the “special We have also resolved to establish an investigative committee” and to conduct a thorough fact-finding investigation on this matter.
  • The Company will fully cooperate with the investigation by the Special Investigation Committee and proceed with the investigation as soon as possible. In addition, if there are matters that should be disclosed during the investigation by the Special Investigation Committee, we will promptly announce them, and we will promptly notify you of the investigation results by the Special Investigation Committee as soon as we receive the investigation report. is.

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