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February 20, 2017

Kojin Nakakita Appointed as Chairman of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.


Delhi, February 20, 2017 --- Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Kojin Nakakita as the Chairman of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. He will also concurrently been appointed as Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd. The new appointments will be effective from 1st April 2017. Mr. Nakakita will continue to serve as Managing Director of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.

He succeeds Mr. Ichiro Iino, who is returning to Japan to assume the post of Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.

"I am honoured to take on the roles of Chairman of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.," said Mr. Nakakita. "India is one of the focus areas of growth for Hitachi. In particular, the emerging markets show tremendous potential. I am already working very closely on increasing business opportunities. There is a lot that Hitachi can contribute to improving India's economic growth and quality of life through our Social Innovation Business."

After graduating from the United States International University in 1988, Mr. Nakakita joined Hitachi's Heavy Industry Department, Headquarters Sales Office. He possesses a strong background in social infrastructure business development, particularly in the water treatment, smart cities and heavy industry equipment industries. India presents various challenges and opportunities in these industries. Mr. Nakakita's strong understanding and long experience in these fields will allow him to make decisions to propel Hitachi India and steer the company's infrastructure business in India.

About Hitachi in India

Hitachi started its business in India in the 1930's. With over 25 business bases and over 10,000 employees in India. Presently, Hitachi Group in India is expanding through using its expertise in 'Social Innovation Business', by providing solutions in the areas including information and communication systems, industrial systems like water, oil and gas supply and management, transportation and urban development systems. Together with further localisation, Hitachi aims to contribute to developing a sustainable society in India as well as contributing to the country's economic growth. For more information about the Hitachi Group in India, please visit the website at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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