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IIJ Engineering Announces Proposed Board Members

May 23, 2019
IIJ Engineering Inc.

TOKYO - May 23, 2019 - IIJ Engineering Inc. ("IIJ-EG"), Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ", TSE1: 3774)'s 100% owned subsidiary, today announces the following planned executive appointments as resolved at the Board of Directors meeting held May 20, 2019. These appointments are subjected to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the subsequent Board of Directors meeting scheduled in June 27, 2019.

Changes of Representative Directors (scheduled in June 27, 2019)

Positions and Names

New Title Name Current Title
Representative Director, Chairman Koichi Suzuki Representative Director, President
Representative Director, President
(New appointment)
Hideshi Hojo Senior Management Director of IIJ

Reason for the Changes

To reinforce the management system and strengthen business execution

Profile of the new President, Hideshi Hojo

Name Hideshi Hojo
Date of Birth Dec 22, 1957
  • Apr. 1980: Jointed Itochu Data System Corporation (Currently ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation)
  • Apr. 1996: Jointed Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
  • Jun. 2000: Director of IIJ
  • Jun. 2006: Senior Management Director of IIJ(current post)

Appointed New Director (scheduled in June 27, 2019)

Position and Name

New Title Name Current Title
Director (New appointment) Fumito Sugawara Executive Officer

Profile of the new Director, Fumito Sugawara

Name Fumito Sugawara
Date of Birth Apr 29, 1964
  • Apr. 1985: Jointed Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. Ltd. (Currently KDDI Corporation)
  • Apr. 2001: Jointed Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
  • Apr. 2017: Executive officer of IIJ-EG(current post)


List of Officers after the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (planned)

Position Name
Chairman Koichi Suzuki
President Hideshi Hojo
Director Yoshihiro Fukuda
Director Yoshikazu Yamai
Director Fumito Sugawara
Company Auditor Masako Tanaka

* Hisao Inaba will resign from Senior Managing Director followed by the closing of the Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders.

About IIJ Engineering

Founded in 1998, IIJ Engineering Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ", TSE1: 3774), provides a full range of network operation and management services, from technical support, end user helpdesks, monitoring and troubleshooting to integrated management services.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results.

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IIJ Group Corporate Communications

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