Masahiro Takano, Chairman of the Board
As Chairman of Above Security’s Board of Directors since 2015, Masahiro Takano leads and oversees all strategic planning to make Above Security one of the major global security companies. With over 35 years of experience in the information technology business, Masahiro has held key leadership positions for Hitachi Ltd., started new business units and held advisory positions of multiple venture companies. Currently Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Systems Ltd., Masahiro is responsible for expanding the organization’s security, network and cloud integration business with several group companies.
Masahiro joined Hitachi Ltd. in 1979 and has since engaged in the development of storage-related products and served as the Lead Engineer of enterprise RAID systems that have become more than a 4 billion dollar business globally. As the leader of global business operations, Masahiro contributed to the promotion of Hitachi’s global storage solution at Hitachi Data Systems Corp. After joining Hitachi Systems Ltd. in 2012, Masahiro has contributed to the increase of the revenues of the related business group to more than 180% within four years through a combination of organic expansion strategies and several successful acquisitions.
In addition to his executive position at Hitachi Systems Ltd., Masahiro also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cumulus Systems Inc., a US-based software company for system performance monitoring, and serves on the Board of Directors of Hitachi Systems Power Services Ltd., a Japan-based IT services company for electric power operators.