Hitachi America has appointed Masaya Watanabe as president and CEO.
Watanabe succeeds Kenji Nakamura, who has been appointed advisor to CMO, Corporate Sales & Marketing Group of Hitachi.
Watanabe currently serves as vice president and executive officer of Hitachi, in charge of Global Service Business Promotion of Information & Telecommunication Systems Business, chairman & CEO of Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Global Holding Corporation, and chairman of Hitachi Consulting.
In addition to the current role, Watanabe will also serve as president and CEO, Hitachi America, which is the regional headquarters of the Hitachi Group in North America
This expanded role will enable Watanabe to more effectively oversee Hitachi’s operations in this market from his base in the U.S. Watanabe will play a key role in driving Hitachi’s strategy to grow its business in the region.