History

Director and Advisor

Kazuo Inamori

Born January 30, 1932

April 1959 Established Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corporation), became its director and technical director
May 1966 Became President of Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd.
April 1984 Established Inamori Foundation and became its president (his present post)
June 1984 Established Daini-Denden Planning Company and became its chairman
June 1986 Appointed president and chairman of Kyocera Corporation
June 1997 Appointed founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera Corporation
Appointed founder and chairman emeritus of Daini-Denden Planning Company
October 2000 Merged Daini-Denden Planning Company with two other firms and established DDI (now KDDI Corporation); Appointed founder and chairman emeritus of DDI
June 2001 Assumed the position of honorary adviser of KDDI (his present post)
May 2003 Established Seiwa Social Welfare Association and became its director (his present post)
July 2003 Established Inamori Social Welfare Foundation and became its director (his present post)
October 2004 Appointed director and senior adviser of DDI Pocket Telephone Inc. (now eAccess Ltd)
June 2005 Appointed honorary chairman of Kyocera Corporation (his present post)
February 2012 Appointed Director, Chairman Emeritus of Japan Airlines
April 2013 Appointed honorary chairman of Japan Airlines (his present post)