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Change of Executive Directors

April 1, 2014

 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Shinji FUJINO and Mr. Masatoshi WATANABE assumed the position of Executive Directors, Members of the Board effective April 1, 2014.

 Mr. FUJINO is now in charge of General Coordination, Financial Management & Accounting, Evaluation and Research & Analysis as a successor to Mr. Hisanori NEI who left JOGMEC on March 31, 2014.
 Mr. WATANABE is now in charge of Stockpile Unit as a successor to Mr. Naoyuki HINATA who left JOGMEC on March 31, 2014.
 Mr. FUJINO and Mr. WATANABE’s brief histories are described below.
Name Mr. Shinji FUJINO
Title Executive Director, Member of the Board, General Coordination, Financial Management & Accounting, Evaluation and Research & Analysis
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Mr. Shinji FUJINO entered the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industries (METI), the Government of Japan in 1987. He has over ten years of experience in energy policy in METI.


He worked in the International Energy Agency (IEA, Paris) from September 2008 to June 2012. As Head of Country Studies Division, he reviewed energy policies of the IEA member countries.


Since July 2012, he has been working in JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation) as Director General of Business Strategy Department, Oil & Gas Upstream Business Unit.


He majored in physics, and has a BA and a Master in Science from the University of Tokyo.

Name Mr. Masatoshi WATANABE
Title Executive Director, Member of the Board, Stockpile Unit,
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Professional Background:
April 2014 Executive Director, Member of the Board, Stockpile Unit, JOGMEC
February 2009 Director General, Petroleum Stockpile Management Department
April 2008 Deputy Director General, Stockpile Planning Department
June 2004 Director, Planning Team, Petroleum Stockpile Management Group
February 2004

Director, Operation Team, Petroleum Stockpile Operation Group,
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation

July 2003 Director, Operation Division, Stockpile Management Department
April 1979 Japan National Oil Corporation

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