Hitachi Consulting Names Jordy Almgren Executive Vice President, Americas

02/15/2018 Dallas, TX

Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd (TSE: 6501), and leading provider of consulting-led solutions and services, has appointed Jordy Almgren as executive vice president, Americas. In this capacity, Almgren will lead all aspects of operations, including solutions, sales, and delivery for the U.S., Canada, and Brazil.

This appointment will fuel Hitachi Consulting’s efforts to increase its footprint across the Americas, with a cohesive strategy and unrelenting focus to help customers achieve business outcomes in today’s digital society. Almgren will report to Justin Winter, COO, Hitachi Consulting.

Almgren joins Hitachi from Microsoft where he held several global and regional executive positions He led the Modern Workplace business across the Americas where he was instrumental in the strategy and execution of the Microsoft journey around digital transformation. He also led the Worldwide Communications team, served as the Managing Director for Microsoft New Zealand’s Enterprise Business and was the APAC head of business and sales operations in Singapore.

"Delivering positive business outcomes alongside exceptional customer experiences is incredibly important to Hitachi"," said Hicham Abdessamad, president and CEO, Hitachi Consulting. "Jordy brings with him extensive sales and technology leadership experience, as well as a deep understanding of our business and the needs of our customers and partners. His leadership will help us expand our go-to-market capabilities to reach more customers, addressing their technology and business challenges and accelerating their digital transformations."

Almgren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University. He is known as a senior cloud and organizational change leader who is sought out frequently for speaking engagements and is a mentor to many in the technology sector.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

Hitachi Consulting is the global solutions and professional services organization within Hitachi Ltd., a global innovation leader in industrial and information technology solutions and an early pioneer of the Internet of Things. Hitachi Consulting is a business integrator for the IoT era and a catalyst for digital transformation. Using our deep domain knowledge, we collaborate with clients to help them innovate faster, maximize operational efficiency and realize measurable, sustainable business and societal value. As a consulting-led solutions company, we can help you leverage data as a strategic asset to drive competitive differentiation, customer loyalty and growth. Visit us at www.HitachiConsulting.com

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in Social Innovation and has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information, please visit http://www.hitachi.com.