Kinbasha is led by a seasoned executive management team with decades of experience and accumulated industry knowledge. Kinbasha’s CEO, for instance, is a prominent member of the community and has been a Chairperson of the Japan Association of Pachinko Industry Executives.
Chief Executive Officer
Masatoshi Takahama is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Kinbasha, and the President and CEO of Kinbasha Japan. He became Executive Managing Director of Kinbasha Japan in 1987, was promoted to senior vice president and COO in 1995, and then appointed President and CEO of Kinbasha Japan in 2000. Mr. Takahama has been a chairperson for Japan Association of Pachinko Industry Executives and has been a governor of the 333-E district of Lions Club International. Mr. Takahama earned a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics from Waseda University in 1972.
Chief Operating Officer
Satoshi Okamura is a director of Kinbasha, and is the Chief Operating Officer of both Kinbasha and Kinbasha, Japan. He is primarily responsible for day to day supervision of the Company’s Pachinko operations. Mr. Okamura was employed by Kinbasha as General Manager in Human Resources and General Affairs in 2005, and he became a Director of Kinbasha Japan in 2008. Mr. Okamura was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kinbasha Japan in 2009. Mr. Okamura earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Chuo-Gakuin University in 1986.
Chief Financial Officer
Masami Umezono is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and a Director of Kinbasha, and also of Kinbasha, Japan. Mr. Umezono started his career as General Manager in the Corporate Planning department in Kinbasha, Japan, in 2006, and was appointed CFO, Treasurer and Secretary of Kinbasha Japan in 2010. Mr. Umezono graduated Himeji-Higashi High school in Hyogo prefecture in 1982.