Members of The Association of International Board Directors of listed Japanese Corporations

INNOVATE GOVERNANCE The Association of International Board Directors of listed Japanese Corporations

not all members are listed here.

Chair and Committee of The Association of International Board Directors of listed Japanese Corporations

Gerhard Fasol, Co-Chair

Gerhard Fasol
Gerhard Fasol

March 2014 – March 2018 independent Board Director and member of the Supervisory & Audit Committee (March 2017-March 2018) of the Japanese Cybersecurity group GMO Cloud KK, Tokyo Stock Exchange [TYO: 3788]

Entrepreneur and Physicist, works in Tokyo since 1991. CEO and Founder of Eurotechnology Japan KK, working on business development in Japan for foreign technology firms, on crossborder M&A transactions and on international business development for Japanese corporations, Guest Professor Kyushu University, and Founder of the Ludwig Boltzmann Forum.
Graduated with PhD in Physics from Trinity College and the Cavendish Lab, Research (Title A) Fellow at Trinity, later Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in Natural Sciences at Trinity. Was tenured Faculty at Cambrige University/Cavendish Laboratory. Founded the Trinity in Japan Society in 2014. Fluent in German, English, French and Japanese.


Jason Sausto, Co-Chair

Jason Sausto
Jason Sausto

Board Director and Executive Officer of Onkyo Corporation, Tokyo Stock Exchange [TYO: 6628]

Jason is passionate about sound business in Asia. Jason began his career as a graphic designer in Japan, where he was an amateur digital film-maker on the side. His other passion – technology – led him to found an internet startup called Bookings Japan. Bookings Group was later bought by Priceline and Jason moved on to get his MBA at INSEAD and a master’s degree in International Relations from SAIS. He returned to the business world as the Beijing-based Managing Director for Silicon Valley’s tech titan Red Herring magazine. Currently he is on the Board of Directors at Onkyo Corporation and runs ONKYO’s operations in Asia and China. Jason lives in Hong Kong and is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

Bernard Delmas, Co-Chair

Bernard Delmas
Bernard Delmas

Ichikoh (Valeo Group), Tokyo Stock Exchange [TYO: 7244], Independent Director


1977 Graduated from Ecole des Mines de Nancy
1979 MBA at HEC and the University of San Paulo.


1979-1985 MFPM (Michelin France), several technical functions, then Manager of training and recruitment of engineers and senior managers
1985-1991 Nihon Michelin Tire Co, technical manager for Japan and Asia
1992-1995 MFPM (Michelin France), responsible of passenger car tire development group
1995-2004 Michelin Research Asia, President & CEO & Vice-President of Michelin Asia-Pacific OE business
2005-2007 MFPM (Michelin France), Director of the Research and Development Center Europe
2007-2016 Nihon Michelin Tire Co, President & CEO & Michelin Korea Tire Co. President
Since 2016 Michelin Group Senior Vice-President, & Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Chairman
Since 2017 Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Member of the board
Since 2010 President of CCIFJ (French Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Japan)
2012 Chevalier of Legion d’Honneur
Since 2013 Administrator of CCIFI (French Chamber of Commerce France International)

Fluent in French, English and Japanese


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