Bob Seidler AM LLB

Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd

Bob Seidler’s 48-year career has been focused on the Japanese-Australian relationship, having served on the boards of many companies owned by one or more of Australians, Japanese and others in a wide variety of industries. He was the first Australian licensed to practice law in Japan and while living in Tokyo was appointed to represent Australia and New Zealand on the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry Import Board.
In 2017 Bob was honoured to receive from Japan The Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of his contribution to strengthening economic relations between Japan and Australia.
Bob is a former Chairman of Leighton Asia and Leighton Properties, and former member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee in Japan and Federal Governments Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee.

    Currently Bob acts as a:

  • Member of Board for CIMIC Group Limited (formerly Leighton Holdings Limited)
  • Vice-President of the Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committee
  • Senior Regional Executive APAC Hitachi
  • A principal of Kokusai Business Advisory
  • A Director of Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd