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IIJ Engineering Announces Proposed Board Members

March 24, 2021
IIJ Engineering Inc.

TOKYO - March 24, 2021 - 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 March 15, 2021.

Change of Representative Director (scheduled in Apr 1, 2021)

Positions and Names

New Title Name Current Title
Representative Director, President
(New appointment)
Yoshikazu Yamai Executive Vice President
Director Hideshi Hojo Representative Director, President

Reason for the Change

To reinforce the management system and strengthen business execution with promoting continuous cooperation as a group

Profile of the new President, Yoshikazu Yamai

Name Yoshikazu Yamai
Date of Birth Dec 1, 1962
  • Jun. 1999: Joined Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
  • Jun. 2008: Director of IIJ-EG
  • Apr. 2015: Executive Managing Officer of IIJ (current post)
  • Jun. 2020: Executive Vice President of IIJ-EG (current post)

Officers (as of April 1, 2021)

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

* Hideshi Hojo will retire from Director followed by the closing of the IIJ-EG's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that will be held in June.

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.

For inquiries, contact

IIJ Group Corporate Communications

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