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Shinichi Osada
General Manager
Hitachi, Ltd.
Japan

Shinichi Osada is General Manager of Pharmaceutical and Food Plant Engineering Division of Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.,

Osada joined Hitachi in 2004, after 31 years with JGC Corporation, to expand and strengthen its global strategy of bio & pharmaceutical plant engineering services, together with high-tech Healthcare fields of business such as manufacturing of DNA chips, Image diagnostic tools, Genome analyzers, Hospital Information Technology, Proton beam Therapy equipment, Production Management Systems manufacturing, RFID, Micro Reactor and etc.

Osada has been highly active within ISPE domestically and globally and has served as the first ISPE International Board of Director elected from Japan and Asian regions for 2002- 006. Since he attended the first ISPE International Conference held in Brussels in 1988 he has made great effort to introduce ISPE activities throughout Japan. Finally he has launched ISPE Affiliate in Japan in 2002. Since 1993, as a volunteer he has yearly organized Japanese groups of about 15-25 ISPE members each time to visit cutting edge and challenging bio and pharmaceutical production facilities in various places in USA and Europe combining ISPE global and local events. In turns he has arranged facility tours for ISPE overseas members coming from all over the world to Japan.

Osada started his career in 1973 after receiving his MS in chemical engineering from Niigata University. From 1993 to 1995 he was assigned as director of pharmaceutical engineering marketing division in the company's Paris Office, where he actively visited and contacted leaders of various pharmaceutical companies in Europe and USA to provide capital investment information of Japan, China and other Asian countries such as site selection, facility project and plant engineering resources, maintenance and site support services and local equipment suppliers in Japan, China and other Asian countries.