Takatoshi Sasaki appointed new Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd.
Singapore, March 24, 2020 – Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr. Takatoshi Sasaki as the new Managing Director of Hitachi Asia Ltd., responsible to grow the operations and expand Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business across the ASEAN region. He is currently Senior Director in the Government Public Corporation Information Systems Sales Management Division at Hitachi, Ltd.
Mr. Sasaki will succeed Mr. Kosuke Horiuchi, who is returning to Japan to assume the post of General Manager, Financial Information Systems Sales Management Division of Hitachi, Ltd. Both appointments will be effective April 1, 2020.
Mr. Sasaki began his career in Hitachi in 1993 and he has mainly been promoting Hitachi’s IT systems and providing solutions to the Japanese government and the private enterprises in Japan. He contributed to the optimization of IT systems and the expansion of e-government systems for the Japanese government. In addition, he also worked closely with large logistics and airline companies in Japan, promoting collaborative creation and providing competitive solutions based on Hitachi’s innovative fusion of products together with information technology and operational technology.
With almost three decades of experience in the field, his extensive understanding of the market will enable him to continue driving Hitachi Asia forward.
He said, “I am very happy that we have the opportunity to contribute to accelerating further economic growth and to the happiness of people who live in the ASEAN region. I am sure that Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business has the potential to solve various social issues in the region if we can work collaboratively across industries beyond the Hitachi group. I will do my utmost in order to achieve these goals.”
Mr. Sasaki graduated from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Nihon University in 1993.
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 https://www.hitachi.com.sg.
About Hitachi Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focusing on Social Innovation Business combining its operational technology, information technology and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2019) totaled 9,480.6 billion yen ($85.4 billion), and the company has approximately 296,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi delivers digital solutions utilizing Lumada in five sectors including Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT, to increase our customer’s social, environmental and economic value. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.