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Seiko Shinji Hattori

Profile of Seiko's CEO.

Shinji Hattori was born in Japan in 1953 and graduated from Tokyo’s Keio University in 1975 with a BA in Economics. He joined Seikosha Co. Ltd., part of the Seiko group, which was founded by his grandfather, in 1984. In 2001 he was made President of Seiko Precision Inc., and in 2003 he became President and CEO of Seiko Watch Corporation, positions he still holds today. At the same time, Shinji Hattori also rose up the ranks of Seiko Holdings Corporation: he was made a director in June 2007, vice-president in June 2009, President in April 2010 and Chairman and Group CEO in October 2012.


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The history of Seiko is a more than 130 year story of innovation. From the very start, Kintaro Hattori was determined to be at the forefront of the industry and his oft-repeated credo was that Seiko should be “Always one step ahead of the rest.”

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