Shojiro Asai

Apr. 1968 Joined Hitachi, Ltd.
Aug. 1989 Deputy General Manager, Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd.
Feb. 1991 General Manager, Advanced Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd.
Jun. 1997 Board Member, General Manager of Research & Development Promotion Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
Jun. 1999 Executive Managing Director, General Manager of Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
Jun. 2001 Senior Vice President, Hitachi, Ltd.
Jun. 2003 Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Medical Corporation
Jun. 2005 External Corporate Auditor, Kenwood Corporation (currently the Company)
Jul. 2006 Director, Rigaku Corporation
Dec. 2006 Executive Vice President and Director, Rigaku Corporation (current position)
Apr. 2007 Research Supervisor, CREST Program on “Fundamental technologies for dependable VLSI system,” Strategic Basic Research Program, Japan Science and Technology Agency
May. 2009 Director, Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association
Jun. 2012 External Audit & Supervisory Board Member (current position)
Jun. 2014 Advisor, Rigaku Corporation (current position)
Oct. 2015 ACCEL Research Area Advisor of The Japan Science and Technology Agency (current position)

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Advisor, Rigaku Corporation
ACCEL Research Area Advisor of The Japan Science and Technology Agency