“Tetsuro (Terry) Higashi” (present position: Corporate Director, Corporate Advisor) has been President & CEO of TEL from June 1996. He has also served as the Chairman & CEO since January 2005. From April 2013, he re-assumed the role of President and retired January 2016. He has been employed by TEL for 40 years, serving in a variety of Senior Management positions, including Director, General Manager and Managing Director level roles in: sales, product management.
Higashi also served as board of directors for 18 years at SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International), of which 7 years has been as Directors Emeritus. He had been in the position of Chairman at SEMI from 2004 July to 2005 July. Along with that, he had served as board of directors at SEAJ (Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan) for 20 years, he had been chairman at SEAJ from 2005 May to 2011 May.
Mr. Higashi received an Undergraduate Degree in the Department of Social Science, Faculty of General Education from the International Christian University, Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan. He also earned a Masters Degree in Social Science from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan. He majored in Philosophy and Economics at University majoring in the History of Trade Structure between the U.S., Japan and China in the 20th Century at Graduate School.
When he has some time on the weekends, he enjoys staying at his villa, spending his time playing golf, chopping firewood, and or mountain-climbing with his wife.