Hicham Abdessamad

Hicham Abdessamad

Chairman & CEO, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Chief Executive, Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business
Corporate Officer, Hitachi Ltd.

Hicham Abdessamad

Hicham Abdessamad currently holds roles as Chairman & CEO of Hitachi America, Ltd., Chief Executive of Hitachi’s Global Social Innovation Business (GSIB), and Corporate Officer for Hitachi, Ltd.

As Chairman & CEO of Hitachi America Ltd., Hicham’s responsibilities include leading Hitachi America in achieving its business growth objectives. This will be accomplished by aligning Hitachi America’s strategies and businesses with Hitachi’s social innovation mission to deliver social, economic and environmental value for our customers, partners and ecosystems. He is also responsible for ensuring all U.S.-based Hitachi group companies continue their growth trajectory across Hitachi’s business sectors including IT, energy, industry, mobility, smart life and automotive, and ensuring that Hitachi has a strong and consistent brand presence in North America, while positively influencing the local communities and markets that it serves.

Other responsibilities include providing oversight as Hitachi Corporate Regional Head of Risk Management and supporting various Hitachi Group Corporate and strategic initiatives.

In addition to his role as Chairman & CEO of Hitachi America, Hicham is also Chief Executive of Hitachi’s Global Social Innovation Business (GSIB). GSIB is a key growth business for Hitachi that aligns a portfolio of transformational digital technology solutions with Hitachi’s industrial capabilities to execute on a mission of powering good while driving meaningful business transformation outcomes for our customers. GSIB co-creates solutions across multiple industries where Hitachi has strong OT and IT capabilities, and creates new markets and next-generation digital business models with our customers and ecosystem partners that promotes economic value while positively impacting society and the environment.

Prior to his current role, Hicham held multiple senior executive roles within Hitachi including CEO of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, President and CEO of Hitachi Consulting and Deputy General Manager of Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business Division.

Hicham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Suffolk University, Massachusetts, and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, and the Executive Leadership Program at the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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