Eizo Murakami will step down as chairman of the board at Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) in June and will take on an advisory role.

Effective June 23, Murakami will serve as a special executive advisor. While a successor for Murakami has not been announced, “K” Line has made several other changes to its directors and audit and supervisory board.

Yasunari Sonobe, senior managing executive officer, and Makoto Arai, managing executive officer, have been named directors. Kozue Shiga has been appointed outside director.

Meanwhile, Shinsuke Kubo will join “K” Line as an outside audit and supervisory board member. He is currently a certified public accountant, outside audit, and supervisory board member at Japan Airlines.

All appointments are effective June 23.