Hideto Nishitani

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Hideto Nishitani joined ORIX USA in 2006 as Deputy President and was appointed Chairman in 2012 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2015.  Mr. Nishitani has a 35-year track record of comprehensive global financial services experience working on behalf of the ORIX Corporation in the U.K., Ireland, Canada and Japan.

Mr. Nishitani was appointed Corporate Senior Vice President of ORIX Corporation in January 2014.

Prior to joining ORIX USA, he spent a decade building his portfolio of structured finance and investment banking experience. Between 2001 and 2006, he was actively involved in the firm’s M&A and buyout investment business as Senior Vice President of the Principal Investment group of the company’s Investment Banking headquarters in Japan, where he was responsible for sourcing, acquiring, restructuring and managing portfolio companies for investment return.

He earned a Bachelor of Economics degree from Kwansei-Gakuin University in Japan and a Master of Economics degree from the London School of Economics, University of London. He is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network in London, the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals, and the Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (CMA®).