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Meet Our People 31-07-2023

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Kevin Yan’s purposeful work aims to build a legacy for the next generation

Kevin Yan, Local Operation Unit Finance Controller (GI / GA) at Hitachi Energy in Japan

My name is Kevin Yan. I am the local operation unit finance controller for two BUs of Hitachi Energy Japan. This year marks my 9th year with Hitachi Energy. I joined the company as a fresh graduate in 2014 as a management trainee. After several positions in different countries, I relocated to Japan in 2018.

What amazes me is the inclusive environment and vibrant tapestry of culture. I rotated in several different countries at the beginning of my career. In any Hitachi Energy entity I work for, there are always many colleagues from diverse backgrounds, traditions, and perspectives. Everybody is encouraged to express their unique identities and contributions. The different ideas are welcome and respected by coworkers and managers. It creates a sense of respect and a harmonious atmosphere in the workplace.

Cultural diversity empowers individuals to achieve more.

Using second and third languages to live and work in another country is challenging. But with the support of my colleagues, I have always been enjoying my life no matter which location I work from.

Cultural diversity empowers individuals to achieve more.

International Friendship Day

July 30 is International Friendship Day. It is a global observance dedicated to celebrating the value and importance of friendship. International Friendship Day serves as a reminder that friendship transcends borders, cultures, and differences.

I want to thank my colleagues and friends for all the help they give. I also appreciate the managers that motivate me to show up. Without their support, I would not achieve the outcome that speaks for my work.

I am proud to work for Hitachi Energy because it is committed to driving the transition toward a cleaner and greener world. Over the past years, the Japan team has been developing projects in the renewable energy sector, such as solar and wind, and digitalization of the electricity supply in the country. I think it is a solid step toward carbon neutralization. I am very happy to see the deliverable of the business. The time and effort I put in is helping people and helping society to become better.

I am convinced I am doing a job I feel proud to share with the next generation.