Executive Director, Chief Of Engineering, NHK
Mr. Chigono joined NHK in 1977. After working for the Program Engineering Division, he became the Head of the Engineering Administration Department in 2006, followed by the position of Director of Engineering Administration Department in 2010. He played a key role in the immediate recovery of the broadcasting network after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In the same year, he led and managed the digitalisation of the terrestrial television network in Japan, and successfully supervised the completion of the analog switch-off in March 2012. He then transferred to NHK Media Technology and became the President/CEO in 2013. Since 25, April 2017, Mr Chigono has held the position of Executive Director/Chief of Engineering of NHK. He is currently responsible for engineering and information systems, and security including the development and implementation of next-generation television services.