Press Release

September 30, 2019

Hitachi America Appoints Hitachi Global Digital Holdings CEO Hicham Abdessamad as Chairman of the Board

Santa Clara, CA – Oct. 1, 2019 – Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi America) today announced the appointment of Hicham Abdessamad as Chairman of the Board of Hitachi America, the regional headquarters of Hitachi Group in North America. Abdessamad currently serves as the CEO of Hitachi Digital Global Holdings, the overarching company for Hitachi Vantara Corporation (Hitachi Vantara) and Hitachi Consulting Corporation (Hitachi Consulting). The Chairman position has been unfilled since April 2019, and Abdessamad’s appointment will become effective on January 1, 2020.

As Chairman of Hitachi America, Abdessamad will continue to support Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business as the company looks to increase its leverage of digital technologies and expand its product offerings globally. In addition to the Hitachi America’s Chairman role, He will be assigned as the Chief Executive of Global Social Innovation Business, Hitachi, Ltd.

"I am honored to serve as the new Chairman of Hitachi America,” said Hicham Abdessamad. “Hitachi’s strong information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) capabilities have allowed us to offer market-leading solutions across a variety of industries where Hitachi also has significant capabilities. I look forward to the opportunity to support the company towards becoming a global leader in delivering cutting-edge digital solutions that create real business value for our customers and partners, especially in a high-growth market such as North America. I am also eager to help grow Hitachi’s overall Social Innovation Business and support Hitachi’s promise to create environmental, social and economic value in the markets and communities that we serve."

Currently Abdessamad serves as the CEO of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Consulting and the Deputy General Manager of Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business Division, Hitachi, Ltd.

The North America market has proven to be a region of unparalleled growth and opportunity for Hitachi through its rapid development of digital solutions. As a result, Hitachi recently announced the integration of Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting with the vision to expand Lumada-based solutions and digital capabilities for its customers and partners in North America and beyond. The combined organization will operate under the Hitachi Vantara brand, effective January 2020.

About Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit

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