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Hitachi Appoints Kiyoaki Iigaya New Chief Executive for Asia (PDF Type, 29 kByte)
March 14, 2013
Hitachi Appoints Kiyoaki Iigaya New Chief Executive for Asia
March 14, 2013, Singapore — Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Kiyoaki Iigaya as Chief Executive for Asia and Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd. and Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. He will assume responsibility for Hitachi’s “Social Innovation Business” across India and the Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
A 34-year Hitachi veteran, Mr. Iigaya will succeed Mr. Kiyoshi Kinugawa, who is appointed as Executive Vice President and Director of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co. Ltd., in Japan.
Both appointments will be effective April 1, 2013.
Mr. Iigaya most recently served as Deputy Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd. and Executive Advisor of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.
“I’m excited about leading Hitachi’s strategy in this very dynamic and diverse region. India and Southeast Asia are key strategic markets in Hitachi’s global growth initiative,” said Mr. Iigaya. “Hitachi will continue to focus on our “Social Innovation Business” with group-wide expertise allowing us to contribute to the development of a sustainable society in this region.”
“As we tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s business environment, we will also continue our commitment to develop capable and diverse workforce. At Hitachi, we recognize that human capital plays a pivotal role in establishing a solid organization.” added Mr. Iigaya.
Biography of Kiyoaki Iigaya
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May 9, 1954
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totalled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com