Naofumi Ito, Chairman and Director, Hitachi Sunway

Hitachi Sunway has new Chairman

Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“Hitachi Sunway”), a leading one-stop IT services and solutions provider in ASEAN, today shares the appointment of Naofumi Ito as their new Chairman and Director, effective January 1, 2019.

Ito will take over from Shigemi Nakamura who served as the chairman since January 2016.

Cheah Kok Hoong, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Group CEO and Director says, “We are excited to have Ito on board in 2019 and look forward to his leadership and guidance. We hope to leverage on his experience in the finance and cloud business across the region and internationally to drive Hitachi Sunway to a new level. I believe this is the right time for us to execute new strategies for Hitachi Sunway to achieve our FY2019 to 2021 Mid-term Management Plan.”

“At the same time, we would like to thank Nakamura for leading us in the last few years. We are grateful for his contributions to the growth of Hitachi Sunway,” adds Cheah.

Ito began his career in 1987 in ICT Finance Field and rose up to become the General Manager in Finance Sales in 2012. Bringing 28 years of experience in Hitachi Limited before being transferred to Hitachi Systems Limited in 2015 and placed in charge of the ICT cloud services. He has been instrumental in handling the biggest banks in Japan and has also played a role Hitachi Europe Limited (U.K), Hitachi eBworx Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) and Hitachi Asia Limited (Singapore). Ito holds a Bachelor of Art as Faculty of Business Administrations from Meiji University in Japan.

“Hitachi Sunway holds a strong position in the industry and I look forward to escalating its growth to the next stage. I hope to contribute to the company’s purpose, vision and strategy and sustainably expand the business by bringing in strategic Hitachi solutions for the benefit or our customers, shareholders and the industry,” shares Naofumi Ito, Chairman of Hitachi Sunway.

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