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Hiroaki Kobayashi, Chairperson and Managing Director, Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited

India: Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited (Toshiba Water) has today announced the appointment of Hiroaki Kobayashi as the Chairperson and Managing Director.

As per company officials, Mr. Kobayashi will lead Toshiba Water on the path to the next level of growth across the company’s water and wastewater businesses in India and overseas.

A commerce graduate from Doshisha University in Japan, Mr. Kobayashi brings a rich and extensive experience of over two decades in business development and strategic planning in the wastewater management industry. He specializes in managing EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contracts for large water and wastewater plants in India as well as abroad.

Mr. Kobayashi has succeeded Mr. Koichi Matsui who was at the helm of Toshiba Water affairs for more than five years.

On his appointment, Mr. Kobayashi stated, “Toshiba Water has established India as the International Business Centre for its water and wastewater management business. Furthering our commitment to provide the latest technologies and solutions for India and the world, we are introducing and implementing IoT as a service for O&M of wastewater plants. As I take over this huge responsibility from Mr. Matsui, I reiterate Toshiba Water’s commitment to India and other overseas territories and look forward to reinforcing our long-term partnership with customers and partners to turn on the promise of a new day for India and the world.”

Across his over two decades of experience, Mr. Kobayashi has held various leadership roles in international operations, business development, sales, and other commercial functions in the water and wastewater management business across Asia. He spent seven years in Japan and two years in China as the in-charge of their domestic municipal water and wastewater market. He has also spent 3 years developing a new market in Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and so on.

His first association with India’s wastewater industry dates back to 2010 when he was overseeing business development for Toshiba’s wastewater management business in India. In addition to developing Toshiba Water’s international business strategy, Mr. Kobayashi was instrumental in securing the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) funded projects like the Chandrawal Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) in Delhi, the TK Hali WTP in Karnataka.

Toshiba Water Solutions Private Limited (Toshiba Water) is an international multi-disciplinary environmental services company, headquartered in India that specializes in providing turnkey services in water and wastewater collection, treatment and disposal, recovery, and reuse plants. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Group, Toshiba Water provides complete, single-source services from engineering, and design to construction, installation, and O&M of water, wastewater, and domestic waste treatment facilities. Toshiba Water also offers an IoT system as a service to the new and existing plants for remote monitoring and management.

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