NEC appoints new APAC CEO to chart new growth for the region

NEC appoints new APAC CEO to chart new growth for the region

Singapore, 1 April 2016 – NEC Asia Pacific announced today that Mr Tetsuro Akagi has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 April 2016. He will be responsible for the business operations and expansions of the Asia Pacific region to further deliver its growth plans.

In addition, Mr Akagi is also appointed as Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation.

Mr Tetsuro Akagi has held various senior positions in sales, financial, operational and business management roles in both Japan and other countries since he joined NEC over 30 years ago. He possesses vast international experience in sales, business planning and management functions gained in the United States, Hong Kong, China and Australia.

He has been NEC Australia’s Managing Director since January 2014, where he was responsible for evolving the company into one of the country’s leading ICT solutions and services business.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Akagi said, “I am deeply honoured to be appointed to this new position. The Asia Pacific region represents a strong future for NEC and I hope to continue to work closely with our NEC country affiliates in the region, strengthen relationships with existing customers while expanding our businesses, and position NEC as one of the leading innovative technology and solutions companies in the region.”

Mr Akagi succeeds Mr Toshiya Matsuki who has led NEC Asia Pacific’s businesses in the region since April 2013. Effective as of 1 April 2016, Mr Matsuki has been appointed to Executive Vice President of NEC Corporation and President of NEC Global Business Unit.

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