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Yasutsugu OGURA


Yasutsugu OGURA, Auditor

Yasutsugu Ogura has been auditor at Tokyo Tech since September 2020.

After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Institute's Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1974 and 1978 respectively, Ogura joined Nippon Kokan K.K. (NKK). In 1993, he was selected as superintendent of the company's No.3 steelmaking shop FUKUYAMA WORKS in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Ogura became executive assistant at NKK's Environmental Solutions Center in 2000. After NKK and Kawasaki Steel Corporation merged to form JFE Holdings, Inc. in 2003, Ogura continued at the company's Environmental Solutions Center, holding the position of executive assistant at the Planning and Marketing Department. Four years later, he assumed two new positions — vice president and East Japan Works assistant general superintendent at JFE Steel Corporation.

In 2008, Ogura became a member of the Board and senior vice president at JFE Engineering Corporation. Two years later, he was promoted to executive vice president. In 2012, he returned to JFE Steel Corporation as executive vice president.

Ogura took over as president and representative director of JFE Galvanizing and Coating Co., Ltd. in 2015. He served as executive advisor for the company from April 2018 to March 2020.

Throughout his career, Ogura has shared his expertise in sustainability and the circular economy with various groups, including Tokyo Tech and the Japan Business Federation. In addition to his role as Tokyo Tech auditor, Ogura is also director at the non-profit Liaison Center for Creation of Industry and Environment and ecological counselor for the Ministry of the Environment.

Ogura served as chairperson of the council for auditors of national university corporations, etc. from September 2020 to August 2022.

September 2020
Auditor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
September 2020 - August 2022
Chairperson, Council for auditors of national university corporations, etc.
April 2018 - March 2020
Executive Advisor, JFE Galvanizing & Coating Co., Ltd. JFE
April 2015
President and Representative Director, JFE Galvanizing & Coating Co., Ltd.
April 2012
Executive Vice President, JEF Steel Corporation
April 2010
Executive Vice President, JFE Engineering Corporation
April 2008
Member of the Board, Senior Vice President, JFE Engineering Corporation
April 2007
Vice President and Assistant General Superintendent, East Japan Works, JFE Steel Corporation
April 2003
Executive Assistant, Planning & Marketing Department, Environmental Solutions Center, JFE Holdings, Inc.
July 2000
Executive Assistant, Planning Department, Environmental Solutions Center, Nippon Kokan K.K.
July 1993
Superintendent, No.3 steelmaking shop FUKUYAMA WORKS, Nippon Kokan K.K.
April 1978
Nippon Kokan K.K.
March 1978
Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
March 1974
Bachelor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology