Hitachi president to be replaced, 1st time in 7 yrs

Economy

Hitachi Ltd. said Wednesday it will promote Vice President Keiji Kojima to president on June 23, replacing Toshiaki Higashihara, who will become chairman and CEO, in the company's first change of presidency since 2014. Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi, who has been hospitalized due to an ongoing battle with lymphoma, left the post on Wednesday, according to the Japanese industrial conglomerate. The 75-year-old will also step down on June 1 as chairman of the powerful Japan Business Federation, also known as Keidanren. Since joining Hitachi in 1982, Kojima, 64, who will also serve as chief operating ...

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