Hiroshi Irie

Manager at the East Japan Railway Company in the Innovation Strategy Division, Digital Business Unit

Hiroshi Irie joined the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in 1991 and now works in the Head Office's Management Planning Department and various JR East branch offices. In his role, Hiroshi engages in the formulation and implementation of business strategies, including medium- to long-term planning, CSR, and ESG management initiatives. Starting from 2020, he has been with the Technology Innovation Promotion Headquarters, serving as the Secretariat Director of the Mobility Transformation Consortium, driving overall consortium operations. As of April 2023, Hiroshi has held the position of Secretariat Director for the WaaS Co-Creation Consortium.

Hiroshi completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of International Social Sciences, at Yokohama National University, and hold a Ph.D. in Business Administration. He is the author of the book “Business Strategies and Organizational Transformation of Privatized Companies” published by Kotsu Shimbunsha, and ”Challenges to the Smart City Through the WaaS (Well-being as a Service) Mobility Transformation Consortium” published by LIGARE.

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