Norrie Hirakata, CFA
Noriaki “Norrie” is based in Tokyo and comes to VectoIQ from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation where he served as Team Leader of the Alliance Strategy Division. At Mitsubishi, he was responsible for strategy development for the Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors alliance, directly reporting to the CEO. Norrie was instrumental in forging the agreement between the two automotive manufacturers and played a leading role in developing the alliance’s medium-term product, technology and strategic plans.
Prior to Mitsubishi, Norrie served as Head of Investor Relations at Nexon Co, playing an integral part in the firm’s ¥600B initial public offering.
Before Nexon, Norrie was managing director and equity analyst at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities. During his 16 years Morgan Stanley MUFG he won top research analyst awards as the lead Japanese automotive analyst and a key member of Morgan Stanley and Steve Girsky’s global team. Prior to Morgan Stanley MUFG, Norrie was an analyst and fund manager in the Institutional Investment Division of Yasuda Mutual Life.
Norrie is a CFA® charterholder and has a BA in Economics from Waseda University