Chikara Takeuchi, Managing Director
Executive Management Board, Hitachi
As Managing Director, Chikara Takeuchi provides strategic direction and leadership to Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd.
Since graduating in Electrical Engineering at Keio University, Chikara Takeuchi has worked in Hitachi’s nuclear business. He began his career as a Control & Instrumentation (C&I) Engineer for nuclear build, before moving into project management of nuclear construction, and later working as a department manager for nuclear plant services.
Various roles followed in Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., including as a Senior Project Director on nuclear plant construction – with spells on ABWR projects at Shika and Shimane.
Prior to his UK assignments, Mr Takeuchi was Senior Vice President & General Manager of Hitachi-GE, and spent 6 months assigned to Horizon Nuclear Power before taking on his role as Managing Director of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe.