Recently, in accordance with a resolution passed through the meeting of the Board of Directors, Hitachi, Ltd. has announced a change in its top level management. Toshiaki Higashihara has been the Representative Executive Officer, Executive Chairman & CEO and Director of the company with effect from May 12, 2021. Formerly, he was the Director, Representative Executive Officer, President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd. He possesses a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Boston University.
Higashihara joined Hitachi, Ltd. in April 1977. His previous designations include Managing Executive Officer, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Information and Communication Group and Assistant Manager of Infrastructure System Group in the company. He used to serve as President in Hitachi Power Europe GmbH, as well as Executive President and Representative Executive Officer in Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.