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Fujitsu announces new senior management team

  • 11 August, 2009 10:30

<p>Sydney, Australia – 11 August 2009: Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions has today announced the appointment of its new senior management team, comprising of a cabinet of Group Executive Directors including individuals from the recent acquisitions of KAZ and Supply Chain Consulting.</p>
<p>Mike Foster has been appointed as Group Executive Director of Sales and Business Development for Australia and New Zealand, responsible for driving the business strategy at the enterprise level and accelerating the firm’s presence as the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace. Mike will also ensure that a seamless transition continues with the integration of recent acquisitions.</p>
<p>Mike joined the Fujitsu team through the merger with KAZ Pty Ltd, where Mike was CEO. Based in North Sydney, Mike will now drive Fujitsu’s business growth with the new capabilities from the recent acquisitions.</p>
<p>“I am very excited to be joining the team at Fujitsu as we have a vast amount of opportunities, on a scale unlike any other business in Australia at present,” states Mike Foster, Group Executive Director of Sales and Business Development, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand. I am looking forward to working with the local team to maintain our local presence while utilising our global capabilities. We have very strong business opportunities at present and we will remain focused on delivering value to our clients. Our recent big wins in the industry are just a start of our exciting times ahead, as Fujitsu continues to grow with strength in delivering customer excellence.”</p>
<p>In his previous role, Mike was the CEO of KAZ and directed the Telstra Service Solutions. He joined the Telstra Corporation in March 2000 as the Managing Director, Telstra Business &amp; Government Sales.</p>
<p>Prior to his nine years at Telstra, Mike served as Managing Director, Australia &amp; New Zealand for EMC Corporation as well as the Managing Director of NCR Australia. He also spent a year with AT&amp;T Global Information Solutions (NCR) as the company’s Pacific Group Large Systems Marketing Manager, based in San Diego, California.</p>
<p>Mike has held positions on the boards of Telstra New Wave Pty Ltd Board, the TelstraClear Board, the Stellar Communications Board, the AIIA Board and on the International Marketing Institute Advisory Council.</p>
<p>Ian Hodge has been appointed as Group Executive Director of Enterprise Solutions for Australia and New Zealand, who will assume responsibility for the operations and management of Fujitsu’s SAP practice, which has become the largest in South East Asia, comprising more than 500 SAP practitioners. Ian manages the new capabilities of Fujitsu since the acquisition of Supply Chain and the upcoming projects in the region, as part of Fujitsu’s broad-based IT services for enterprise customers.</p>
<p>Previously, Ian was head of Supply Chain Consulting, now a Fujitsu company, based in Sydney. For over 25 years, Ian has worked in senior management positions in the software and IT services sector in Australia, including five years with SAP where he was responsible for sales in key industries and was part of the executive team in Australia.</p>
<p>Ian has worked with customers who are subsidiaries of global companies, large local enterprises, and mid-market businesses who are seeking to grow. Ian understands the distinguishing motivations of senior management in these business sectors and how they apply to successful deployment of enterprise software. He holds a degree in economics and education, and an Executive MBA.</p>
<p>Michael Blake has been appointed Group Executive Director of Federal Government for Fujitsu Australia, responsible for driving the Fujitsu offerings with the Federal Government.</p>
<p>Michael has extensive experience providing large and complex IT based systems to the Federal Government that enable agencies to deliver their programs.</p>
<p>“Fujitsu is committed to helping the Federal Government gain real benefits through the delivery of IT services and solutions,” states Michael Blake, Group Executive Director of Federal Government, Fujitsu Australia.</p>
<p>The new additions to the management team will bring together extensive industry experience and a wealth of knowledge to Fujitsu and its business. The new team will give Fujitsu’s offerings a competitive strength to drive strong and steady growth in various sectors across the region.</p>
<p>“I am very pleased and confident with the new appointments of Fujitsu’s senior management team and look forward to working with these highly skilled professionals as our organisation continues to drive ahead with force,” states Rod Vawdrey, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand. “With our new senior management team settled into the organisation, Fujitsu is now able to achieve the full potential as an industry leader and will continue to move forward with success.”</p>
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<p>For more information about Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand partners or other solutions and offerings please visit: www.fujitsu.com/au/ or www.fujitsu.com/nz</p>
<p>About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).</p>
<p>About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Tracy Weller-McCormack
General Manager, Marketing &amp; Communications
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
Tel: +61 2 9113 9225
Mobile: +61 414 827 044
Email: tracy.mccormack@au.fujitsu.com</p>

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