Ryuichi Otsuki - Chief Executive Officer, HDS

Ryuichi Otsuki leads a worldwide executive team responsible for all facets of Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS) global operations to deliver timely, competitive and innovative solutions for the global market.  

Otsuki was appointed to his current role at Hitachi Data Systems in 2016. He has been an HDS board member since 2009, providing key support of the company’s long-term strategy to expand its portfolio in infrastructure, content and analytics, and to link to Hitachi’s Social Innovation vision. In addition to these responsibilities, Otsuki serves as vice president and executive officer for Hitachi, Ltd.  

Prior to becoming CEO of HDS, Otsuki was vice president and executive officer, general manager of the Hitachi Social Innovation Promotion Division, following a number of roles as chief strategy officer, chief operating officer, and general manager within Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Systems Company. He earlier held various positions in mergers and acquisitions, business planning, and alliances in the Hitachi Global Business Planning & Operations Division.  

Otsuki began his career with Hitachi at the company’s Kanagawa mainframe factory. His responsibilities have included assignments in London, San Francisco and Japan. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

Otsuki earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nagoya University, School of Law.