News Releases

4/27/2010

Hitachi Announces New Directors

Tokyo, April 27, 2010 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced new directors in accordance with a decision taken at a meeting of Nominating Committee convened today, and is subject to approval at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2010.

1. Director Candidates <Proposed at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2010> [* New]

<Director>
Tadamichi Sakiyama
, currently Board Director (Chair)
-- Tadamichi Sakiyama will be appointed as a Board Director (Chair).

<Outside Director>
Yoshie Ota
, currently Outside Director
Mitsuo Ohashi
, currently Outside Director, Advisor, Showa Denko K.K.
Akihiko Nomiyama
, currently Outside Director, Special Advisor, NIPPON MINING HOLDINGS, INC.
Kenji Miyahara
, currently Outside Director, Special Advisor, Sumitomo Corporation
Tohru Motobayashi
, currently Outside Director, Lawyer, Partner, Ihara & Motobayashi

<Director>
*Isao Ono, currently Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.
Takashi Kawamura
, currently Director, Representative Executive Officer and Chairman
*Masaharu Sumikawa, currently Chairman of the Board and Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
*Hiroaki Nakanishi, currently Representative Executive Officer and President
Michiharu Nakamura
, currently Director
Takashi Miyoshi
, currently Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer

2. Resigning Directors

Takeo Ueno, currently Director, Advisor, Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd.
Shungo Dazai
, currently Director, Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
Michihiro Honda
, currently Director, Director of Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

3. Biography of New Director Candidates

Isao Ono

1. Date of Birth

May 23, 1944

2. Education

 

 

March, 1968

Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical & Electric Engineering

3. Business Experience

 

 

April, 2010

Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

 

June, 2006

Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Board Director of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

 

April, 2005

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Sales and Information & Telecommunication Systems Business, General Manager of Information Security Division, Board Director of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

 

April, 2004

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Sales, Information & Telecommunication Systems Business and Digital Media, Board Director of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

 

June, 2003

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Information Business Group, Board Director of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

 

June, 2002

Senior Vice President and Director, General Manager of Information Business Group, President & Chief Executive Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Board Director of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

 

April, 2002

Senior Corporate Officer, General Manager of Information Business Group, President & Chief Executive Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group

 

February, 2002

Senior Corporate Officer, General Manager of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, President & Chief Executive Officer of Solution Systems Group

 

June, 2001

Senior Corporate Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer of Solution Systems Group

 

April, 2001

President & Chief Executive Officer of Solution Systems Group

 

January, 2000

President & Chief Executive Officer of Finance & Distribution Systems Group

 

April, 1968

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

Masaharu Sumikawa

1. Date of Birth

July 2, 1943

2. Education

 

 

March, 1972

Ph.D. in Precision Machinery Engineering, Tokyo University

3. Business Experience

 

 

April, 2010

Chairman of the Board and Representative Executive Officer, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

 

April, 2006

Representative Executive Officer and President, Director, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

 

April, 2005

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems and Industrial Systems, Automotive Systems and Production Technology, Director of Hitachi Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

 

October, 2004

Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems and Industrial Systems and Production Technology, Director of Hitachi Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

 

February, 2004

Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems and Industrial Systems and Production Technology, Director of Hitachi Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

 

June, 2003

Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Power Systems and Industrial Systems and Production Technology, Director of Hitachi Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

 

June, 2002

Senior Vice President and Director, President of Power & Industrial Systems Group, Chief Executive Officer of Power Systems Operation, Director of Hitachi Plant Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

 

February, 2002

Senior Corporate Officer, President of Power & Industrial Systems Group, Chief Executive Officer of Power Systems Operation

 

June, 2001

Senior Corporate Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Systems, Power & Industrial Systems Group

 

April, 2001

Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Systems, Power & Industrial Systems Group

 

April, 1999

General Manager, Thermal & Hydroelectric Systems Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group

 

June, 1995

Deputy General Manager, Hitachi Works

 

April, 1972

Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

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

 

 

April, 2010

Representative Executive Officer and President, in charge of Power Systems Business, Industrial and Social Infrastructure Systems Business and Automotive Systems Business, General Manager of Supervisory Office for Overseas Plant Construction Business

 

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 Overseas Plant Construction Business, 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 Overseas Plant Construction Business, 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.
Mickey Takeuchi
Hitachi America, Ltd.
+1-914-333-2987
masayuki.takeuchi@hal.hitachi.com