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Hitachi to appoint Keiji Kojima as new CEO

Involved in IoT platform Lumada, he will be tasked with shift to IT services

Keiji Kojima succeeded Toshiaki Higashihara as Hitachi's president in June 2021. (Photo by Suzu Takahashi)

TOKYO -- Hitachi President Keiji Kojima will succeed Toshiaki Higashihara as the company's new chief executive officer, Nikkei learned on Wednesday.

Kojima, who joined Hitachi in 1982, was involved in the launch of Hitachi's key Internet of Things platform, called Lumada, in 2016. He will be tasked with steering the company as it accelerates its shift toward IT services.

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