Brian Householder appointed Hitachi Vantara CEO as Ryuichi Otsuki takes up new role




Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has announced two key promotions to its executive team: Brian Householder has been promoted to CEO while Scott Kelly has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) as from April 1, 2018.

Ryuichi Otsuki, the current CEO of Hitachi Vantara, will leave his role to take an expanded role for Hitachi as Deputy GM of Hitachi’s Corporate Sales & Marketing Group and Chairman of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, the holding company for Hitachi Vantara, oXya and Hitachi Consulting. Otsuki will also serve as Chairman of Hitachi Americas.

(TOP: Brian Householder, incoming CEO of Hitachi Vantara). 

“I am pleased to announce the promotions of Brian and Scott, two critical and successful members of our leadership team,” said Otsuki. “Hitachi Vantara has demonstrated strong performance as the premier partner to deliver to enterprises unprecedented value through data. I look forward to continuing to work with both Brian and Scott in their new roles during this important phase of the company’s growth.”

Prior to being named as CEO, Householder served as President and COO of Hitachi Vantara where he was responsible for daily operations of the company with global responsibility for product management, sales, service, support, marketing, business development, partner development, finance, legal, IT, logistics, business operations and planning.

In addition to assuming the role of COO in April, Kelly will continue to serve as Hitachi Vantara’s Chief Transformation Officer, leading the company’s enterprise-wide initiatives to drive its global growth strategy. Prior to his promotion, Kelly also served as Chief Human Resources Officer where he was responsible for all aspects of human resources at Hitachi Vantara, including HR information systems, workforce planning and staffing, total compensation, performance management, management development, leadership succession planning, diversity and advocacy, HR legal compliance, organization development and management support consulting.




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