During their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) ICMIF member Zenrosai of Japan announced that Mr Kenjiro Tabaru was to be the new President of the organization. Mr Tabaru succeeded the previous President, Mr Tamotsu Ishikawa.
Before becoming President, Mr Tabaru’s previous role with Zenrosai was Head Director of the Eastern Regional Office. Mr Tabaru began his career with the Fujitsu Labor Union and held the position of Chairman at the Head Office Branch. Mr Tabaru has also worked with a local organisation of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, Rengo Tokyo, in the role of Deputy President.
Commenting during Zenrosai’s AGM Mr Tabaru said that “In response to the unpredictable social conditions, Zenrosai is going to tackle every single challenge with a view to ensuring trust and safety for their members”. He continued to say that Zenrosai “will continue to find ways to forge ahead with the mid-term management plan to achieve a cooperative organisation which is supported and trusted by members”. Mr Tabaru said that his main task is “to realise the company’s mission statement ‘Towards a safe and affluent society with mutual help’ with establishing a solid business base by leveraging all the resources of Zenrosai”.
When not at work Mr Tabaru is a big fan of baseball.
During the 109th AGM delegates from Zenrosai reviewed the organisation’s activity and financial results for 2010. Delegates also heard about plans and the prospects for 2011 which included Zenrosai’s response to the Japanese earthquake and their top priority of the payment of earthquake claims in order to help rebuild the lives of their members affected by the disaster. Other topics discussed include the restructuring of the business to help to strengthen Zenrosai as a cooperative organisation and to be able to respond quickly to crisis situations. In addition they will further expand their social responsibility activity and aim to realise their vision for the 21st Century.
Zenrosai is a cooperative insurance provider and was established in 1957. They provide total life and non-life coverage to members operating with the philosophy of mutual aid and solidarity.