“Tetsuro (Terry) Higashi” serves as Chairman of the Board at Tokyo Electron Limited. He has joined this company from 1977, having served as the President & CEO since 1996. He had been in a variety of senior management positions, such as Director roles in sales and product management, General Manager of a major division, and Managing Director of the company.
Higashi received an undergraduate degree in Department of Social Science, Faculty of General Education from International Christian University, Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan and a masters degree in Social Science from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan. Higashi majored in Philosophy and Economics at University and History of Trade Structure between U.S., Japan and China in 20th Century at Graduate School.
Higashi also served as Chairman of SEAJ (Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan) from 2005 May to 2011 May, now he serves as Vice Chairman. Along with that, he had served as board of directors at SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International). He had been in the position of Chairman at SEMI from 2004 July to 2005 July.