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Hitachi, Ltd. Appoints New Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for Asia (PDF Type, 21 kByte)
March 17, 2011
Hitachi, Ltd. Appoints New Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for Asia
Tokyo, March 17, 2011 – Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Kiyoshi Kinugawa as Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for Asia, Hitachi, Ltd., Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd. and Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Yasunori Taga, current Chief Executive and Chief Innovation Officer for Asia, Hitachi, Ltd., will be appointed Associate of Hitachi, Ltd., effective on April 1, 2011. Mr. Kiyoshi Kinugawa is presently General Manager of Sales & Marketing Division, Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd. He is also Deputy General Manager of Marketing Integration & Strategy Division, Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company and International Marketing Division of Corporate Marketing Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
In 2008, Mr. Kinugawa was appointed as President of Hitachi America, Ltd. after his role as Vice President since 2005.
In 2003, Mr. Kinugawa was General Manager of Industrial Systems Sales Division, Power & Industrial Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
Mr. Kinugawa joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1975 after graduating from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Yokohama City University.
Biography of Kiyoshi Kinugawa
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February 27, 1951
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About Hitachi Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban 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.
About Hitachi Asia Ltd.
Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., established in Singapore in 1989, operates across seven Asian countries (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Business includes information systems, power and industrial systems, digital media systems, and international procurement. For more information about Hitachi Asia, please visit the website at https://www.hitachi.com.sg.