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Press Release Zurich, Switzerland 10-12-2021

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Hitachi Energy announces changes to its Board of Directors

Hitachi Energy today announced the appointment of Seiichiro Nukui as Director of the Board and tell how he will support in the progress of the business.

Alistair Dormer replaces Toshikazu Nishino, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd., who has been instrumental in the creation of our company up until the successful transition to Hitachi Energy. Toshikazu Nishino has given strong support to the business during the first phase of the company’s journey that has been of tremendous importance to build the platform for the next stage of growth. He continues in his role within Hitachi, Ltd. as Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of the Energy Sector. 

Alistair Dormer brings deep understanding from the global stage, combined with insights from across the Hitachi Group that will add a valuable perspective and support the next stage of the business’ growth and development.

Hitachi Energy today also announced the appointment of Seiichiro Nukui as Director of the Board. Seiichiro Nukui, Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer of Hitachi Ltd., will, in his role as Director of the Board, contribute to the business’ digitalization journey by leveraging synergies with the Hitachi Group. In this role, Seiichiro Nukui replaces Atsushi Oda, who remains as an Executive Advisor of the Energy Business Administration Division of Hitachi, Ltd.. Atsushi Oda was very involved and engaged in the establishment of Hitachi Energy, supporting the progress of the business.

Toshikazu Nishino commented, “I am very excited to have been part of the journey from the joint venture's inception and during the first growth phase.” He continued, “As we anticipated when creating the joint venture, Hitachi’s leading digital technologies merged with world-class power grid solutions help us play an active role in the global transformation and decarbonization of energy systems. I am pleased to now hand over the role of the Chair of the Board to Alistair Dormer for the next growth phase, where he will support the business on its journey to create economic, environmental and social value.”

Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy, commented, “We are very grateful to Toshikazu Nishino, who from the conception of our joint venture has distinctly contributed to building a solid foundation to create further synergies. We are also delighted and honored to welcome both Alistair Dormer and Seiichiro Nukui to Hitachi Energy’s Board of Directors, who will add further momentum to our Purpose and our growth plans, positioning Hitachi Energy as the partner at the center of the clean energy transition.”

Alistair Dormer, Chair of Hitachi Energy’s Board, commented, “Hitachi Energy is absolutely central in the transition to clean energy and with my passion for sustainability and experience with Hitachi, I will support the company to cement its position as the ‘go to’ technology and market leader for a sustainable, flexible and secure energy system.”

With these two appointments, Hitachi Energy’s Board will continue consisting of a total of seven members, including Vice Chair, Frank Duggan; Ryuichi Otsuki, Director; Manuel Valverde, Director; Duncan Hawthorne, Director and Timo J. Ihamuotila, Director.

About Hitachi Energy


Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.


Rebecca Bleasdale

Head of External Communications, Content & Media Relations


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