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Takuya Hirano is currently the president of Microsoft Japan. He joined Microsoft Japan in 2005 as a senior director and was in charge of developing Microsoft Japan’s overall business growth plan.
In 2006, Hirano became the general manager of the company’s Enterprise Services, and was responsible for its consulting practice and enterprise support program. This was followed by his appointment in March 2008 as the general manager for the Enterprise and Partner Group, which he led for nearly 4 years, focusing on large enterprise customers.
Between 2011 and 2014, Hirano was based in Munich, Germany as the general manager for the Multi-country Subsidiary within Microsoft’s Central & Eastern Europe organization. He was responsible for all aspects of business in the 25 countries of the region, including Enterprise Business, Consumer Business, Services and Marketing. Thereafter, he returned to Microsoft Japan in 2014, and led the Marketing and Operations group.
Before joining Microsoft, Hirano spent eight years at Hyperion Solutions (now Oracle Corporation), where he had responsibilities in Sales, Alliance, and Marketing. During his last 5 years at Hyperion Japan, he contributed to accelerating the business as the company’s president. He also spent several years of his professional life in Silicon Valley, California, where he drove multi-national semi-conductor business projects for Kanematsu USA.
Hirano was born in Hokkaido, Japan and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University.