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Appointment of Executive Advisors

Tokyo, Japan - For the purpose of strengthening its business the Panasonic Group will transition to a holding company system, following, the Connected Solutions Company (President and CEO: Yasu Higuchi) will change its name to Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. on April 1, 2022.

Panasonic Connect will build a medium- to long-term strategy with an even greater emphasis on fostering a sound corporate culture, promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), and strengthening governance. In order to achieve this, the company takes a broad overview of the world as a whole, and has continually sought out human resources who can contribute to the construction of its medium- to long-term strategy - people who can directly drive that strategy, and whom possess a business outlook cultivated through experience on a global level. In accordance, the company has appointed the following people as executive advisors starting from January 1, 2022.

    Name and Current Position (as of Jan. 1, 2022) *Listed in alphabetical order

  • Yukari Kobayashi
    CEO, Amanda Life Consulting LLC
  • Satoko Shisai
    Vice president, Head of Digital Transformation Unit, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Hajime Shoji
    Senior Partner Emeritus and Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group
    COO, Japan Rugby League One

Going forward, Panasonic Connect will continue to enhance its hardware and core technologies in order to strengthen its competitiveness from a long-term perspective. By "connecting" its strong hardware with the latest digital technologies, software and AI, and by "connecting" these with services, the company will provide its B2B customers with high value-added solutions and create a competitive and highly stable business model. Panasonic Connect aims to be an enterprise that is well established and contributes to the creation of a sustainable society.

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