May 13, 2011

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


Change of Top Management



Mr. Kenichi Kuroya tendered his resignation from the position of President & CEO of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) effective May 13, 2011. It has been resolved at Board of Directors meeting held today that Mr. Jiro Asakura, presently Vice President, will be appointed President and CEO as of today, May 13, 2011.


Mr. Kuroya will remain as Director of the company.

For profile of the new President, please see Attachment.






Name: Jiro Asakura

Date of Birth: July 31, 1950

Personal History:

October 1973 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kobe University
April 1974 Joined Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
July 2000 Appointed as General Manager for Coal & Iron Ore Carrier Group
June 2005 Appointed as Director
June 2006 Appointed as Executive Officer
April 2007 Appointed as Managing Executive Officer
April 2009 Appointed as Senior Managing Executive Officer
June 2009 Appointed as Representative Director
April 2011 Appointed as Vice President Executive Officer
May 2011 Appointed as President & CEO