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Hitachi America, Ltd.Hitachi America, Ltd.


Levent Arabaci

Levent Arabaci

Corporate Officer
GM, Global Human Capital Division
Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd.

Levent Arabaci has over 20 years of experience in management and currently has a dual role as General Manager of Human Capital Group at Hitachi Ltd. and Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hitachi America Ltd. Arabaci is responsible for driving and executing the HR vision and strategy for Hitachi, Ltd.'s 350,000+ employees worldwide. Prior to Hitachi Ltd., Arabaci served as a SVP, Human Resources at Hitachi Data Systems, one of the major global subsidiaries of Hitachi, Ltd. Prior to Hitachi, Ltd. Arabaci held senior level positions at Cisco Systems Inc., Nestle, and Pepsi Co. in multiple functions such as operations, finance, internal audit and primarily human resources. His unique background brings a business acumen that is unusual among human resources professionals.

Arabaci holds a Master’s degree in General Management from the University of Istanbul, and a MBA in Marketing from the California State University, San Bernardino. He is a member of various advisory boards and earned awards and recognition for the work he has produced in various positions during his career. The awards include the Best Plan Effectiveness in 2002 and the Best Use of Technology in 2003 from the Global Equity Organization (GEO) for the systems and programs he designed in the field of compensation. He also received the "Global HR Leadership" award from the Asia Pacific HRM Congress in 2008 for his contribution to the HR field and exemplary leadership in the global landscape. In May 2009, Arabaci received the “Functional Excellence in HR” from the HR Symposium in the Silicon Valley for the work he produced in the areas of HR Shared Services and business partnership.