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NTT extends APAC leadership team to aid growth in region
Fri, 1st May 2020
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NTT, the global technology services provider, has strengthened its leadership team in the Asia Pacific region with three new additions to its leadership team.

The three employees, which have all been internally promoted, will support APAC CEO John Lombard with the overall focus on creating and capitalising on regional growth opportunities.

The three new hires are senior vice president of global business Wong Wen-Ming, senior vice president of go-to-market Kiran Bhagwanani, and senior vice president of strategy and business operations Jan Wuppermann.

The three will report to Lombard with immediate effect. On the appointments he says, “Wen-Ming, Kiran and Jan are three exceptional leaders, each with a proven track record in leading high-performing teams towards commercial and operational success.

“I'm confident that their blend of experience and expertise will be instrumental in delivering intelligent solutions to help our clients accelerate their digital transformation journey.

"This is an exciting time to be charting the next phase of growth for NTT and I am pleased to be supported by these inspiring and stellar leaders.

Prior to this announcement, Wen-Ming was senior vice president of sales for the company. In his new role he is responsible for the global business focusing on delivering business value to global clients in the Asia region.

Within this role, he will work with NTT Inc, NTT Data, docomo, NTT Advanced Technology and the other NTT group entities to offer the full-stack of digital transformation and high value services.

In addition, he will align with and support Japanese multinational companies alongside Manabu Kahara, Asia Pacific SVP of Japanese Multinational Clients, to capitalise on the Japanese business outside of Japan.

Bhagwanani was previously the chief executive officer of India. He will lead the newly formed go-to-market business. His responsibilities include sales performance, solution practices and alliance partnership across Asia Pacific.

In his role, he will focus on driving sales and delivering end-to-end solutions to market. These goals are strategically aligned with the organisations sales capability and its partner ecosystem, the company states.

In addition, Bhagwanani will continue to be accountable for the India business for at least the current financial year, with the support of a new chief executive officer in India reporting to him.

Finally, Wuppermann will be focused on developing the Asia Pacific strategy, and in leading the ongoing integration efforts of NTT. He will continue to drive the strategy process and be responsible for managing the business operations and information technology functions.

He will also work closely with the group organisation to leverage and implement shared services and centralised functions to ensure governance and compliance, reporting, sales processes, operational excellence and enablement across the board, the company states.

NTT is a global ICT provider that offers intelligent technology solutions to help companies be more data driven, connected, digital and secure.