Yushi Akiyama

Yushi Akiyama

VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Hitachi America, Ltd.

Yushi Akiyama

Yushi Akiyama is Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Hitachi America, Ltd., where he facilitates the development of Hitachi’s social innovation business in North America through close collaboration among Hitachi’s 80 plus business operations in the region. He is also responsible for overseeing branding, corporate communications and sustainability activities in his capacity.

Yushi has over 25 years of working in many positions within the Hitachi organization, including global sales & marketing for railway systems, government and legislative affairs at the company’s representative offices in both Washington DC and Brussels, Belgium, executive liaison and business development in North American and the European markets, and the designing of sustainability policies and related activities at Hitachi’s corporate headquarters in Tokyo.

Yushi also serves as board director to several external organizations in his resident area of New York, including the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New York, the JCCI Fund, the Nippon Club and Japan Day Inc.

Yushi is a native of Japan, but has spent most of his life in the United States, both as a child growing up in Southern California, and through two separate oversees job assignments in New York and Washington D.C. Yushi holds a bachelor’s degree in international management at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. Yushi currently resides in Westchester County, New York with his wife and two daughters.

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