NTT DATA Group Corporation Leaders
Role: Eiji Hirano was appointed Outside Director of NTT DATA Group Corporation in 2023.
Experience: Eiji joined NTT DATA Corporation in 2016. He started his career at the Bank of Japan in 1973 until he retired in 2006. During the last seven years at the Bank, he took responsibilities in international affairs as Director of the International Department and Assistant Governor. After leaving the Bank, he joined Toyota group as Director and Executive Vice President of Toyota Financial Services Co. where he served from 2006 to 2014. Since 2014 he has been serving MetLife Insurance K.K. as Director and Vice Chairperson and he has also been sitting on the board of RIKEN CORPORATION. Meanwhile, he served as the first Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) from October 2017 to March 2021, where he took the initiative in strengthening the foundation for better governance.
With these experiences both in the public and private sectors, he has accumulated extensive expertise, especially in public policy, international finance, payment system, and corporate governance.
Additional information: Apart from his role at NTT DATA Group Corporation, Eiji also acts as Outside Director of RIKEN CORPORATION and Ichiyoshi Securities. Furthermore, he is a council member on BNY Mellon's Asia Pacific Advisory Council since July 2022.
Eiji earned a master's degree from Harvard University in June 1978. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Hitotsubashi University in 1973.