Mr. Nakanishi was born in 1946. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tokyo and joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1970. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering at Stanford University. He was Chief Executive for Europe, for North America, and Chairman & CEO of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.. He became the President of Hitachi, Ltd. in 2010 and the Chairman & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd. in 2014. He is Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer since April 2016.
In June 2014, he was appointed Vice Chairman of Keidanren. Since then he has been actively engaged in Cyber-security Measures and South Asia Diplomacy.
Mr. Nakanishi has served as a Counsellor of the Bank of Japan, and Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office until March 2016.