|By Business Wire||
|January 8, 2014 01:57 AM EST||
Hitachi, Ltd. (TOKYO:6501) today announced the change of Chairman and President in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.
Toshiaki Higashihara Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd. (Photo: Business Wire)
Effective April 1, 2014
[ Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman & CEO ]
Hiroaki Nakanishi : currently Director, Representative Executive Officer and President
Hiroaki Nakanishi will be appointed as a Director who chairs meetings of the Board of Directors.
[ Representative Executive Officer, President & COO ]
Toshiaki Higashihara : currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Medical Systems Business, President & CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company
Toshiaki Higashihara 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. Higashihara will assume the position of Director.
[ Director ]
Takashi Kawamura : currently Chairman of the Board
Takashi Kawamura will resign as Chairman of the Board on March 31, 2014, and will be appointed as a Chairman Emeritus after retiring from the position of Director at the close of the Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2014.
|1. Date of Birth||:||February 16, 1955|
|September, 1990||:||Master of Science in Computer Science, Boston University|
Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering,
The University of Tokushima
3. Share Ownership
37,000 shares (as of January 8, 2014)
4. Business Experience
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer
President &CEO of Infrastructure Systems Group and Infrastructure Systems Company
|April, 2012||:||Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President and Executive Officer of Infrastructure Systems Group, General Manager of Water Environment Solutions Division|
|April, 2011||:||Vice President and Executive Officer, in charge of Industrial & Social Systems Business, Hitachi, Ltd.|
|June, 2010||:||President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.|
|April, 2010||:||Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.|
|April, 2008||:||President of Hitachi Power Europe GmbH|
|April, 2007||:||Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Power Systems Group|
|April, 2006||:||Chief Operating Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Group|
|April, 2004||:||General Manager of Information & Control Systems Division, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group|
|October, 2001||:||General Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Division, Information & Control Systems Division, System Solutions Group|
|August, 2000||:||Senior Manager of Public Utility and Energy Industry Information Systems Design Department, Information & Control Systems Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group|
|April, 1999||:||Senior Manager of Transportation Systems Design Department, Omika Industrial Systems Division, Power & Industrial System Group|
|April, 1977||:||Joined Hitachi, Ltd.|
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TOKYO: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.