News Releases

2/04/2010

Hitachi Announces Changes to Top Managements

Tokyo, February 4, 2010 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the change of President in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.

Effective April 1, 2010
< Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer >
Takashi Kawamura : currently Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,

< Representative Executive Officer and President >
Hiroaki Nakanishi : currently Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer

Hiroaki Nakanishi will be proposed as a Director candidate. After approval at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in late June, Mr. Nakanishi will be appointed as a Director.

Hiroaki Nakanishi

1. Date of Birth

March 14, 1946

2. Education

 

 

June, 1979

Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA

 

March, 1970

Graduated from Faculty of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

3. Business Experience

 

December, 2009

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems Business, Industrial Systems Business, Automotive Systems Business and Production Technology, General Manager of Supervisory Office for MONOZUKURI and Corporate Quality Assurance Division, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

 

April, 2009

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems Business, Industrial Systems Business, Automotive Systems Business and Production Technology, General Manager of Supervisory Office for MONOZUKURI, Supervisory Office for Transportation Systems and Corporate Quality Assurance Division, Chairman of the Board of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

 

January, 2007

Chairman & CEO of Hitachi Global Storage
Technologies, Inc.

 

April, 2006

Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive for North America and Chairman & CEO of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

 

June, 2005

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive for North America and Chairman & CEO of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.

 

April, 2004

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, General
Manager of Hitachi Group - Global Business and Chief Executive for North America and Europe

 

June, 2003

Vice President and Executive Officer, General
Manager of Global Business and Chief Executive for
Europe

 

April, 2003

General Manager of Global Business and Chief
Executive for Europe

 

April, 2002

Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of International
Operations Division, Information &
Telecommunication Systems Group

 

July, 2001

General Manager of International Operations Division,
Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

August, 2000

Deputy General Manager of Information &
Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

 

June, 1998

Managing Director of Hitachi Europe Ltd.

 

February, 1993

Deputy General Manager, Omika Works

 

February, 1990

Senior Manager of Computer Control Design Department, Omika Works

 

April, 1970

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contacts

Japan: Masanao Sato
Hitachi, Ltd.
+81-3-5208-9324
masanao.sato.sz@hitachi.com


U.S.: Dash Hisanaga
Hitachi America, Ltd.
+1-914-333-2987
tadashi.hisanaga@hal.hitachi.com