2017 – Toshiaki Higashihara

Leonardo International Prize Winners

Chariman & CEO Hitachi ltd

A Japanese Businessman, Mr. Higashihara is President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd. since April 2016. He was appointed the President & COO in April 2014 to pursue continuous growth in the global market focusing on the Social Innovation Business which is aimed at creating smart social infrastructures based on control and information technologies. Mr. Higashihara started his career with Hitachi in April 1977 as an engineer in computer system design at Omika Works in Hitachi City, a home town of Hitachi Group. He has held numerous senior positions in the field of Information and Control systems as well as Power systems. In 2007, he was appointed Vice President, Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Hitachi’s Power System Group. In 2008, he moved to Germany to become the President of Hitachi Power Europe. In 2010, he was appointed President and Representative Director of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. In 2011, he was appointed Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi. Mr. Higashihara graduated in Faculty engineering at Tokushima University in 1977. He also obtained the Master of Science in Computer Science at Boston University in 1990. In 2015, under the leadership of Mr. Higashihara, Hitachi completed the acquisition of Ansaldo Breda and purchased major share capitals of Ansaldo STS. With these acquisitions, Hitachi will strengthen its position in signaling and traffic management systems for railway, and expand turnkey operations and enlarge its portfolio with world-class products. The combination of Alsaldo and Hitachi’s complementary portfolios will also deliver a unique opportunity to pursue untapped growth potential in new markets. In this circumstances, Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy is playing key role in the future development of Hitachi rail Business worldwide. Mr. Higashihara has committed to build the sustainable social system and create values enhancing quality of life. His contributions to strengthen economic and commercial relations between Italy and Japan, are representing one of the best role models of how foreign investors can accelerate Italian companies innovation. Hitachi is a reliable and innovative partner to solve social challenges through its competitive solutions and services.

 

 

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2017 – Adolfo Guzzini 2017 – Adolfo Guzzini 2017
2017 – Panoxyvir 2017 – Panoxyvir 2017
2016 – Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum 2016 – Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum 2016
Year 2016 Year 2016 2016
2016 – Alberto Bombassei 2016 – Alberto Bombassei 2016
2016 – ValueBiotech S.r.l. 2016 – ValueBiotech S.r.l. 2016
2015 – Ahmad Pourfallah 2015 – Ahmad Pourfallah 2015
2015 2015 2015
2015 – Ermenegildo Zegna 2015 – Ermenegildo Zegna 2015
2014 – Jeffrey R. Immelt 2014 – Jeffrey R. Immelt 2014
2014 2014 2014
2014 – Nerio Alessandri 2014 – Nerio Alessandri 2014
2014 – ENNOVA 2014 – ENNOVA 2014
2013 – Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (United Arab Emirates) 2013 – Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (United Arab Emirates) 2013
2013 2013 2013
2013 – Diego della Valle  &  Gianni Zonin 2013 – Diego della Valle & Gianni Zonin 2013
2012 – Mustafa V. Koç (Turkey) 2012 – Mustafa V. Koç (Turkey) 2012
2012 2012 2012
2012 – Roberto Colaninno 2012 – Roberto Colaninno 2012
2012 – Silicon Biosystems S.p.A. 2012 – Silicon Biosystems S.p.A. 2012
2011 – Rajan Bharti Mittal (India) 2011 – Rajan Bharti Mittal (India) 2011
2011 2011 2011
2011 – Piero Antinori 2011 – Piero Antinori 2011
2010 – Zhan Chunxin (China) 2010 – Zhan Chunxin (China) 2010
2010 2010 2010
2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010
2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010
2009 – Rita Levi Montalcini 2009 – Rita Levi Montalcini 2009
2009 – Mikhail Kusnirovich (Russian Federation) 2009 – Mikhail Kusnirovich (Russian Federation) 2009
2009 2009 2009
2009 – Gianfelice Rocca 2009 – Gianfelice Rocca 2009
2008 – Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale dell’Aereonautica Militare Italiana 2008 – Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale dell’Aereonautica Militare Italiana 2008
2008 – Luiz Fernando Furlan (Brazil) 2008 – Luiz Fernando Furlan (Brazil) 2008
2008 2008 2008
2007 – Franco Zeffirelli 2007 – Franco Zeffirelli 2007
2007 2007 2007
2006 2006 2006
2005 – Carla Fracci 2005 – Carla Fracci 2005
2005 2005 2005
2005 – Alessandro Profumo 2005 – Alessandro Profumo 2005
2004 – Giuseppe Modenese 2004 – Giuseppe Modenese 2004
2004 2004 2004
2003 2003 2003
2002 2002 2002
2001 – Miyoshi Okamoto (Giappone) 2001 – Miyoshi Okamoto (Giappone) 2001
2001 2001 2001
2001 – Umberto Veronesi 2001 – Umberto Veronesi 2001
2000 – Alina Kalczynska Sheiwiller (Polonia) 2000 – Alina Kalczynska Sheiwiller (Polonia) 2000
2000 2000 2000
1999 1999 1999
1999 – Sergio Pininfarina 1999 – Sergio Pininfarina 1999
1998 1998 1998
1997 – Jan Song (Repubblica Popolare Cinese) 1997 – Jan Song (Repubblica Popolare Cinese) 1997
1995 – Allen Mandelbaum (USA) 1995 – Allen Mandelbaum (USA) 1997
1997 1997 1997
1996 1996 1996
1995 1995 1995