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May 12, 2021

Hitachi Announces Changes of Top Managements

Tokyo, May 12, 2021 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced the change of Executive Chairman and President in accordance with a resolution passed by the meeting of the Board of Directors held today.


1. Change of Executive Chairman Effective May 12, 2021
Toshiaki Higashihara
Position Effective May 12:
Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President & CEO
Previous Position:
Director, Representative Executive Officer, President & CEO


2. Resignation of Executive Officer Effective May 12, 2021
Hiroaki Nakanishi
Position Effective May 12:
Chairman Emeritus
Previous Position:
Executive Chairman and Executive Officer


3. Change of President Effective June 23, 2021
Toshiaki Higashihara
Position Effective after the conclusion of Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 23, 2021:
Director(1), Representative Executive Officer, Executive Chairman & CEO
Position as of Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 23, 2021:
Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President & CEO


Keiji Kojima
Position Effective after the conclusion of Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 23, 2021:
Director(1), Representative Executive Officer, President & COO, General Manager of Smart Life Business Management Division, and General Manager of Healthcare Business Growth Strategy Division
Position as of Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 23, 2021:
Representative Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Assistant to the President [Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems Business and Healthcare Strategy], CISO, General Manager of Smart Life Business Management Division, and General Manager of Healthcare Business Growth Strategy Division

(1) Subject to appointment as director at Hitachi’s Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 23.

CEO: Chief Executive Officer
CISO: Chief Information Security Officer
COO: Chief Operating Officer


Biography of Keiji Kojima

Date of Birth October 9, 1956
Education
March, 1982 Master of Mathematical Science, Kyoto University
March, 2005 Ph.D. (Information Science), Osaka University
Share Ownership 52,400 shares (as of May 12, 2021)
Professional Experience
April, 2021 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Assistant to the President [Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems Business and Healthcare Strategy], CISO, General Manager of Smart Life Business Management Division, and General Manager of Healthcare Business Growth Strategy Division
April, 2020 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Assistant to the President [Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems Business, Automotive Systems Business, and Healthcare Business], General Manager of Smart Life Business Management Division
April, 2019 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Assistant to the President [Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems Business, Automotive Systems Business, and Healthcare Business], General Manager of Smart Life Business Management Division, and General Manager of Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems Division
April, 2018 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Assistant to the President [Building Systems, Railway Systems, Smart Life & Ecofriendly Systems, Automotive Systems], CISO
April, 2017 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Services & Platforms Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd., Chairman and CEO, Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holding Corporation (2), and Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation(3)
April, 2016 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Services & Platforms Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd., Chairman and CEO, Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holding Corporation
April, 2016 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Services & Platforms Business Unit
April, 2014 Vice President and Executive Officer, CTO, and General Manager of Research & Development Group
April, 2012 Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group
April, 2011 General Manager of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group
April, 2008 General Manager of Central Research Laboratory, Research & Development Group
April, 2004 Deputy General Manager, Internet Platform Division, Ubiquitous Platform Group
June, 1996 Researcher, Department 6, Systems Development Laboratory (Worked at Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc. until March 1999)
April, 1989 Researcher, Department 8, Central Research Laboratory (Worked at Carnegie Mellon University for joint research until March 1990)
April, 1982 Joined Hitachi, Ltd. (Central Research Laboratory)
(2) In April 2018, Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holding Corporation was renamed Hitachi Global Digital Holdings Corporation.
(3) In September 2017, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation was renamed Hitachi Vantara Corporation.
CEO : Chief Executive Officer
CISO : Chief Information Security Officer
COO : Chief Operating Officer
CTO : Chief Technology Office




About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen ($78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi is working to increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers across six domains; IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through Lumada, Hitachi's advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation.

Hitachi is a Principal Partner of COP26, playing a leading role in the efforts to achieve a decarbonized society and become a climate change innovator. Hitachi strives to achieve carbon neutrality at all its business sites by 2030 and to achieve an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions across the company’s value chain by 2050.

Hitachi COP26

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.


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