December 25, 2009

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


Change of Top Management



Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) has decided in a board meeting held today on changes of Top Management. It has been resolved to assign Mr. Hiroyuki Maekawa, the company's present President and CEO to Chairman of the Board and Mr. Kenichi Kuroya, Managing Director of "K" LINE PTE LTD to the company's President and CEO as of April 1,2010.


Mr. Kuroya will assume Vice President as of January 1, 2010 and also Director as of end of June subject to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.


Change of regarding other Directors and Executive Officers will be decided and announced later.


Mr. Hiroyuki Maekawa
Mr. Kenichi Kuroya






Name : Hiroyuki Maekawa

Date of Birth : August 2, 1947

Personal History :

March 1971 Graduated from Kyoto University, the Faculty of Law
July 1997 Appointed as General Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Planning Group
June 1999 Elected to Director
June 2000 Promoted to Managing Director
June 2002 Promoted to Senior Managing Director
April 2006 Promoted to President


Name : Kenichi Kuroya

Date of Birth : December 19, 1946

Personal History:

March 1969 Graduated from Kansei Gakuin Univaersity, School of Economics
April 1969 Joined Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha,Ltd
July 1997 Appointed as Assistant to Director for Liner Department
July 1998 Appointed as Assistant to Director for Container Business
July 1999 Elected Associate Director
June 2003 Retired Associate Director
Elected Managing Director of "K" LINE PTE LTD