Mr. Takashi Kawamura (Hitachi)
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Mr. Takashi Kawamura

Chairman of the Board of Hitachi, Ltd.

Date of Birth: 1939.12

Nationality: Japan



1962 Graduated from Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University

1962 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.

1987 Division Manager of Thermal Power Engineering Division, Power Group

1992 Factory Manager of Hitachi, Ltd.

1995 ~2003 Board Director of Hitachi, Ltd.

Group Executive of Electric Utility Sales Operations Group

Executive Managing Director of Hitachi, Ltd.

Group Executive of Power Group

Executive Vice President of Hitachi, Ltd.

2003 Chairman of Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd.

2005 Chairman of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.

2007 Chairman of Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

2009~2010 Chairman and President of Hitachi, Ltd.

Representative Executive Officer and Chairman of Hitachi, Ltd.

2011~present Board Director of Hitachi, Ltd. (Chairman of Hitachi, Ltd.)

Public Contribution:

2004 Chairman of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan

2010 Chairman of the Communications and Information Network Association of Japan; Vice Chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)




Hitachi Group is one of the largest integrated international corporations in the world, and also is the largest electronic & electrical equipment maker in Japan. From ordinary consumer goods to social infrastructure, Hitachi, with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is active in a wide range of business covering power equipment, industrial machinery, controlling system, information electronics, digital appliances, display components, global logistics and financial service. Hitachi makes up a global corporate group consisting of a total of 914 companies, with about 360,000 employees. In fiscal 2010, the total consolidated revenues reached to 112,239 million of U.S. dollars. According to 2011 Fortune 500, Hitachi is ranked 40th.

Since 1981 when Hitachi established “Fujian Hitachi Television co., Ltd” in Fujian province – known as the first foreign-capital enterprise in China, Hitachi Group has set up 141 consolidated subsidiaries in China, owns about 60,000 employees and in fiscal 2010, its revenues in China reached USD 13,800 million, sharing 13% of the global total.

Hitachi Group started its investment in Guangdong in 1990s and now has set up 27 enterprises in the Province, covering electromechanical, electronics, information communication, high performance materials, logistics, trade and other fields, out of which products such as elevator, automobile parts and electric tools are with strong influences. Hitachi achieved a total sales volume of 3 billion USD in fiscal 2010 through the efforts of its 15,000 employees in Guangdong.


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