News Releases

2/04/2014

Hitachi Announces Organization Changes and Executive Changes

Tokyo, February 4, 2014 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced the following organization changes and executive changes in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors.

1. Organization Changes [Effective April 1, 2014]

  • Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment will be discontinued.
  • Healthcare Business Strategy Division will be discontinued, and Health Care Group and Health Care Company will be established.

2. Executive Changes

(1) Promotion [Effective April 1, 2014]

* Executives are listed by position and in Japanese alphabetical order of surname within each grouping.

Tatsuro Ishizuka
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Power Systems Group, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group, CTrO, and Deputy General Manager of Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division
Current Position:

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Business Incubation, President & CEO of Power Systems Group and Power Systems Company, CTrO, and Deputy General Manager of Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division

Yutaka Saito
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group and Information & Telecommunication Systems Company
Current Position:

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

Ryuichi Kitayama
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CMO, and General Manager of Corporate Sales & Marketing Group
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Sales & Marketing Group, and Project Leader of Sales Operations Transformation Project, Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division

(2) Reappointment [Effective April 1, 2014]

Masahiro Kitano
New Position:

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Health Care Group and Health Care Company
Current Position:

President and CEO, and Director, Hitachi Medical Corporation

Kaichiro Sakuma
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, and Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
Current Position:

Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

3) New Appointment [Effective April 1, 2014]

Kenichi Kokubo
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive for China
Current Position:

Chief Executive for China

Yoshitaka Tsuda
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CMO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, and General Manager of Sales Management & Accounting Division Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
Current Position:

CMO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, and General Manager of Sales Management & Accounting Division Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

Hidenobu Nakahata
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CHRO, and General Manager of Human Capital Group
Current Position:

Deputy General Manager of Human Capital Group

Katsumi Nagasawa
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Power Systems Company, Power Systems Group
Current Position:

General Manager of Hitachi Works, and CEO of Power & Industrial Systems, Medical Systems and Nuclear Equipment Division, Power Systems Company, Power Systems Group

(4) Changes of Position [Effective April 1, 2014] * Underlined positions will be changed

Hiroaki Nakanishi
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO
* Changes except for General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment, Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division, and Healthcare Business Strategy Division have been announced on January 8, 2014.
Current Position:

Representative Executive Officer and President, General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment, Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division, and Healthcare Business Strategy Division

Toshiaki Higashihara
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, President & COO, and General Manager of Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division
* Changes except for General Manager of Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division have been announced on January 8, 2014
Current Position:

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company

Shinjiro Iwata
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, CIO, and General Manager of End-to-End Supply Chain Project Division
Current Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, CIO, and General manager of End-to-End Supply Chain Project Division

Koji Tanaka
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Strengthening of Products
Current Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems Business, and Infrastructure Systems Business

Toshiaki Kuzuoka
New Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, General Counsel & Head of Corporate Communication, Head of Risk Management, General Manager of Legal and Communications Group, and General Manager of Risk Management Group
Current Position:

Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, General Counsel & Head of Corporate Communication, Head of Risk Management, General Manager of Legal and Communications Group, General Manager of Risk Management Group, and Deputy General Manager of Hitachi Group Headquarters for Post-earthquake Reconstruction and Redevelopment

Toshikazu Nishino
New Position:

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CSO, General Manager of Strategy Planning Division, and Deputy General Manager of End-to-End Supply Chain Project Division
Current Position:

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CSO, General Manager of Strategy Planning Division, General Manager of Business Planning Division, Healthcare Business Strategy Division, and Deputy General Manager of End-to-End Supply Chain Project Division

Kazuhiro Kurihara
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Marketing and Sales, General Manager of Social Innovation Business Project Division, Service Businesses Incubation Division, and Smart City Project Division
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Marketing and Sales, and Medical Systems Business, General Manager of Social Innovation Business Project Division, Service Businesses Incubation Division, and Smart City Project Division

Keiji Kojima
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CTO, and General Manager of Research & Development Group
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group

Kunizo Sakai
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Company, Infrastructure Systems Group
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Plant Systems, Infrastructure Systems Company, Infrastructure Systems Group

Keiichi Shiotsuka
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Systems & Service Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Services Deployment Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

Hiroshi Nakayama
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, Head of MONOZUKURI & Quality Assurance
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, President & CEO of Rail Systems Company, Infrastructure Systems Group

Masaya Watanabe
New Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Global Service Business Promotion of Information & Telecommunication Systems Business, Chairman of Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holding Corporation, and Chairman of Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Current Position:

Vice President and Executive Officer, CSO and CIO of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

(5) Resignation [Effective March 31, 2014]

Shigeru Azuhata, currently Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer,in charge of Medical Systems Business, CTO, and General Manager of Research & Development Group
* Scheduled to be appointed Fellow of Hitachi, Ltd., effective April 1, 2014.

Nobuo Mochida, currently Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of High Functional Materials & Components, and Automotive Systems Business, Head of MONOZUKURI & Quality Assurance
* Scheduled to be appointed Associate of Hitachi, Ltd., effective April 1, 2014.
* Mr. Mochida 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. Mochida will assume the position of Director.

Masahide Tanigaki, currently Representative Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CMO, and General Manager of Corporate Sales & Marketing Group
* Scheduled to be appointed Chairman of the Board, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., effective April 1, 2014.

Naoki Mitarai, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, CHRO, General Manager of Human Capital Group, and Project Leader of Headquarters Transformation Project and Global Human Resources Transformation Project, Smart Transformation Project Initiatives Division
* Scheduled to be appointed Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, effective April 1, 2014.

Yoshihiko Mogami, currently Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, and CEO of System Solutions Business, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group
* Scheduled to be appointed Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Transport System, Ltd., effective April 1, 2014.

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About 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.
For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com .

Press Contacts:

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Yoji Maruo
Hitachi, Ltd.
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USA

Mickey Takeuchi
Hitachi America, Ltd.
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