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Kojin Nakakita appointed new Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd. (PDF Type, 177 kByte)

February 20, 2017

Kojin Nakakita appointed new Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Singapore, February 20, 2017 — Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced that Mr. Kojin Nakakita has been appointed as Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd. He will concurrently serve as Chairman and Managing Director of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. The new appointment will be effective from 1 April 2017.

He succeeds Mr. Ichiro Iino, who is returning to Japan to assume the post of Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.

After graduating from the United States International University in 1988, Mr. Nakakita joined Hitachi’s Heavy Industry Department, Headquarters Sales Office. He possesses a strong background in social infrastructure business development, particularly in the water treatment, smart cities and heavy industry equipment industries. Southeast Asia, a region under Hitachi Asia’s purview, presents various challenges and opportunities in these industries. Mr. Nakakita’s strong understanding and long experience in these fields will allow him to make decisions to propel Hitachi Asia and steer the company’s infrastructure business in Southeast Asia.

“I am honoured to become Chairman of Hitachi Asia Ltd.,” said Mr. Nakakita. “Southeast Asia is one of the focus areas of growth for Hitachi. In particular, the emerging markets show tremendous potential. There is a lot that Hitachi can contribute to improving this region’s economic growth and quality of life through our Social Innovation Business. I am looking forward to working with the Hitachi Asia team to make this happen.”

About Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and established in Singapore in 1989, has offices across seven Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia’s business includes information systems, power and industrial systems, R&D, international procurement and Centre of Excellence. 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