June 29, 2012
JCB International Co., Ltd., (JCBI), a wholly owned subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced at its shareholders’ meeting held on June 28, 2012 that, effective immediately, it has appointed Thomas Wright to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. At the board meeting of JCBUSA, held on June 27, 2012, Mr. Wright was also appointed as President and COO of JCB International Credit Card Co., Ltd (JCBUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of JCBI. Former President of JCBUSA, Mr. Kimihisa Imada, will continue to serve as the Deputy President of JCBI and as Chairman and CEO of JCBUSA.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wright had been serving as JCBUSA’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager since 2001. During this time Mr. Wright made substantial contributions to expanding JCB’s overall business in the United States. Before joining JCB, he worked 9 years with MasterCard Worldwide as Senior Vice President of the U.S. Western Region Office where he managed all staff and functional activities related to supporting member institutions in the 13 western states.
Established in 1987, JCBUSA, with its Headquarter located in Los Angeles, California is a wholly owned subsidiary of JCBI. JCBUSA is responsible for developing JCB brand expansion in terms of both the issuing and acquiring business throughout the Americas.