Hitachi Announces Changes of Top Managements
Tokyo, January 8, 2014 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced the change of Chairman and President in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.
Effective April 1, 2014
< Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO >
Hiroaki Nakanishi : currently Director, Representative Executive Officer and President
Hiroaki Nakanishi will be appointed as a Director who chairs meetings of the Board of Directors.
< Representative Executive Officer, President & COO>
Toshiaki Higashihara : currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company
Toshiaki Higashihara will be proposed as a Director candidate at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014, and, upon approval at the Meeting, Mr. Higashihara will assume the position of Director.
Takashi Kawamura : currently Chairman of the Board
Takashi Kawamura will resign as Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2014, and will be appointed as a Chairman Emeritus after retiring from the position of Director at the close of the Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014.
|1. Date of Birth :||February 16, 1955|
|2. Education :|
|September, 1990 :||Master of Science in Computer Science, Boston University|
|March, 1977 :||Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering,
The University of Tokushima
|3. Share Ownership :||37,000 shares (as of January 8, 2014)|
|4. Business Experience :|
|April, 2013 :||Senior Vice President and Executive Officer
President &CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company
|April, 2012 :||Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Infrastructure Systems Group, General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division|
|April, 2011 :||Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business, Hitachi, Ltd.|
|June, 2010 :||President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.|
|April, 2010 :||Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.|
|April, 2008 :||President of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH|
|April, 2007 :||Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Power Systems Group|
|April, 2006 :||Chief Operating Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group|
|April, 2004 :||General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group|
|October, 2001 :||General Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Division, Information & Control Systems Division, System Solutions Group|
|August, 2000 :||Senior Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Design Department, Information & Control Systems Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group|
|April, 1999 :||Senior Manager of Transportation Systems Design Department, Omika Industrial Systems Division, Power & Industrial System Group|
|April, 1977 :||Joined Hitachi, Ltd.|
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.
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