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Hitachi Asia Appoints Hirohiko Morisaki Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd. (PDF Type, 52 kByte)

March 11, 2014

Hitachi Asia Appoints Hirohiko Morisaki Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Singapore, March 11, 2014 — Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced the appointment of   Mr. Hirohiko Morisaki, currently General Manager, Power & Infrastructure Systems Group and Vice President, Center of Excellence of Hitachi Asia Ltd., as new Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd. with responsibility to grow the operations of and to expand Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business across the ASEAN region.

Mr. Morisaki replaces Mr. Yukio Toyoshima, who is returning to Japan to assume the post of Board Director at Hitachi Appliances, Inc.

Both appointments will be effective April 1, 2014.

Mr. Morisaki was assigned his current position in April 2012 and has since been developing and promoting Hitachi’s power and infrastructure business in the region.

“I am excited to lead the Hitachi Asia team and look forward to guide our team of talents as we expand Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in a very dynamic and diverse market that is the Southeast Asia region,” said Mr. Morisaki.

“Southeast Asia is one of the key strategic markets in Hitachi’s global growth initiative. As shown in the Hitachi Group Vision, Hitachi delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented team and proven experience in the ASEAN market, we can inspire this region,” Mr. Morisaki added.

Mr. Morisaki began his Hitachi career in 1983 when he joined the company’s Heavy Industry Department, Headquarters Sales Office. He has established professional social infrastructure experiences in various positions in his career.

From 2003 to 2008, he was appointed General Manager, Marketing & Sales Division at Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc.

In 2008, Mr. Morisaki was assigned as General Manager, Heavy Industry Plant Department, Industrial Solutions Sales Division, Marketing Group, Hitachi, Ltd.   In 2010, he was General Manager, Strategic Marketing Group, Corporate Marketing Group where he led the development and promotion of Hitachi Group’s sales strategy.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Keio University in Tokyo in 1983.

About Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is headquartered in Singapore. With offices across seven ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – the company is focused on its Social Innovation Business to answer society’s challenges. Hitachi Asia and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of information & telecommunication systems, power systems, social infrastructure & industrial systems, electronic systems and equipment, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, home appliances and others. For more information on Hitachi Asia, please visit the company’s website at

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 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at