FRONTEO Names Kuniko Nishikawa As Chief Executive Officer of Its Healthcare Subsidiary

TOKYO, May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FRONTEO Healthcare Inc. (“FRONTEO Healthcare”), a subsidiary of FRONTEO Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (NASDAQ:FTEO) (TSE:2158) that specializes in providing medical data analysis solutions using artificial intelligence, announced today that its Board of Directors approved the replacement of Naritomo Ikeue, the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FRONTEO Healthcare, with Kuniko Nishikawa, effective immediately. Additionally, Director Masahiro Morimoto was named as Executive Chairman of FRONTEO Healthcare.

Changes to the Directors of FRONTEO Healthcare (*effective May 2, 2017)

Name New Title Previous Title
Kuniko Nishikawa Chief Executive Officer Independent Director
Naritomo IkeueDirector Chief Executive Officer
Masahiro Morimoto Executive Chairman Director

Kuniko Nishikawa, the new CEO of FRONTEO Healthcare, has more than fifteen years of management experience in the medical care and nursing care industries. She has served as an Independent Director of FRONTEO Healthcare since December 2016 and is strongly committed to the development and growth of FRONTEO Healthcare. Naritomo Ikeue, the previous CEO of FRONTEO Healthcare, will continue to serve the Company as a member of the Board of Directors, responsible for the business development of FRONTEO Healthcare. As Executive Chairman, Masahiro Morimoto will support the new CEO and promote the healthcare business from the perspective of the FRONTEO group.

Background of Kuniko Nishikawa

April 1986Began working at Citibank N.A.
February 1996 Began working at A.T. Kearney Japan
September 2000 President and CEO, Supernurse Co. Ltd.
August 2010President and CEO, Firststar Healthcare Co. Ltd. (current)
June 2013 President and CEO, Benesse MCM Corp.
June 2015 Independent Director, OMRON Corporation (current)
December 2016 Independent Director, FRONTEO Healthcare Inc. (current)

About FRONTEO, Inc.
FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (Nasdaq:FTEO) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". FRONTEO's KIBIT technology is driven by FRONTEO artificial intelligence based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. KIBIT incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. FRONTEO continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. FRONTEO was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. FRONTEO provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages. The company name was changed from UBIC, Inc. to FRONTEO, Inc. as of July 1, 2016.

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