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Kao Corporation (KAO.F)

Frankfurt - Frankfurt Delayed Price. Currency in EUR
35.53-0.31 (-0.86%)
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Kao Corporation

14-10, Nihonbashi Kayabacho
1-chome Chuo-ku
Tokyo 103-8210
81 3 3660 7111

Sector(s)Consumer Defensive
IndustryHousehold & Personal Products
Full Time Employees

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Yoshihiro HasebePres, CEO & Representative Director784.06kN/A1960
Mr. Kenichi YamauchiExec. Officer and Sr. VP of Global Fin. & AccountingN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Masaru TakeyasuExec. Officer and Sr. VP of Global Legal & ComplianceN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Hideki MamiyaSr. Exec. Officer & Sr. VP of Human Capital Devel.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Tomoharu MatsudaSr. Managing Exec. Officer, Pres of Global Consumer Product & DirectorN/AN/A1959
Hiroshi YamaguchiSr. Exec. Officer & Pres of Kao (singapore) Private limitedN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Satoru TanakaManaging Exec. Officer and Pres of Consumer Products, Americas & EMEAN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Toshiaki TakeuchiSr. Managing Exec. Officer & Representative DirectorN/AN/A1959
Mr. Masakazu NegoroSr. Managing Exec. Officer & Sr. VP of Global ProcurementN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Osamu TabataManaging Exec. Officer & Sr. VP of Global Supply Chain ManagementN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2021 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in EUR.


Kao Corporation develops and sells cosmetic, skin/hair care, human health care, fabric and home care, and chemical products. It operates through five segments: Hygiene and Living Care Business, Health and Beauty Care Business, Life Care Business, Cosmetics Business, and Chemical Business. The Hygiene and Living Care Business segment offers laundry detergents; fabric treatments; kitchen, paper, and house cleaning products; sanitary napkins; and baby diapers. The Health and Beauty Care Business segments provides skin and hair care products, professional hair care products, bath additives, and oral care and thermo products. The Life Care Business segments offers health drinks, as well as hygiene products for commercial use. The Cosmetics Business segment provides counseling and self-selection cosmetic products. The Chemical Business segment offers oleo chemicals; fat and oil derivatives; surfactants; fragrances; water-reducing admixtures; casting sand binders; plastics additives; process chemicals; toners and toner binders; inkjet ink colorants and ink; fine polishing agents and cleaners; and materials and process chemicals. The company was formerly known as Kao Soap Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Kao Corporation in 1982. Kao Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Corporate Governance

Kao Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of February 1, 2023 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 1.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.