Dr. Ichikawa Yoshiaki, a Senior Chief Engineer, International Standardization Office, Hitachi Ltd
Dr. Ichikawa Yoshiaki is currently a senior chief engineer, International Standardization Office at the headquarters of Hitachi Ltd. His international activities include the chair of IEC TC 111 (Environmental Standardisation), the chair of ISO TC 268/SC1 (Smart Community Infrastructures), an expert of ISO TC 207 (Environmental Management), and Co-chair of GHG WG in WBCSD. He received Dr. Eng. degree in 1987 from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He started working for Hitachi, Ltd., in 1979. He was first engaged in robotics, artificial intelligence, network management. In 2000 he started providing support tools and consulting in the environmental field to top managements of leading companies in Japan. In 2005 he joined the Environmental Strategy Office providing internal consulting to all the group’s companies and business divisions, mainly regarding ecodesign and global legal compliance. Since 2013, he has been with International Standardization Office giving advice to international standardization activities throughout Hitachi group. He is also a visiting professor of Tokyo City University.