Tadashi Kurachi joined Hermes EOS in 2009 as a senior adviser based in Japan. He is the former chair of the board and the Independent Committee of Outside Directors of Eisai, a major Japanese pharmaceutical company. Before that Mr Kurachi was the chair and representative executive director of Kanematsu Corporation. Prior to his time at Kanematsu, he held the senior position of managing director and board director of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years working at the highest level for major Japanese companies. He has extensive international business experience and was based in New York and London for extended periods during his career. He is an active member of the Japan Corporate Governance Network which promotes best practice in Japan.