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NEC announces executive personnel changes

TOKYO, January 29, 2020 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the following executive personnel changes. The changes were approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors on January 29, 2020 and will become effective as of April 1, 2020.

1. About the Executive Organization

NEC places the highest priority on achieving the Mid-term Management Plan 2020, which is the final year in FY2020, and will build a system to more strongly promote R&D and productivity improvement process reforms in order to grow over the medium to long term, without making significant changes to company structure.

  • (1)
    Strengthening Core Competitiveness with R&D – Acceleration of Commercialization
    NEC will establish a new Research & Development Unit that integrates the central research labs and intellectual property / technology strategy division in order to accelerate company-wide deployment and sharing of infrastructure technology owned by the business units, as well as create business models that maximize technological value through co-creation on an industry-by-industry basis, in addition to maintaining and expanding NEC's core technologies.
  • (2)
    Strengthening Process Reform Functions
    Appointing a full-time executive officer to further accelerate business process reform of staff, led by NEC Management Partner Co., Ltd. as part of profit structure reform.

Corporate Officers (Effective as of April 1, 2020)

New Corporate Officer Appointments

Name and Current Title New Appointment
Kazuhiko Shiraishi, Vice President, Public Infrastructure Business Unit Senior Vice President
Shinichi Sasho, General Manager, Community Solutions Division Senior Vice President
Hiroshi Suzuki, Executive Vice President, NEC Fielding, Ltd. Senior Vice President
President, NEC Fielding, Ltd.
Akio Yamada, Vice President, Enterprise Business Unit Senior Vice President
Daisuke Horikawa, General Manager, Public Infrastructure Planning Division Senior Vice President
President, NEC Management Partner, Ltd.

Retiring Corporate Officers

Name and Current Title New Appointment
Shinji Waragai, Senior Vice President Advisor to the President
Yasuyuki Nakae, Senior Vice President
President, NEC Fielding, Ltd.
Member of the Board, NEC Fielding, Ltd.

(Remarks) Any existing corporate officers not listed above shall be reappointed to their current position.

Chief Officers (Effective as of April 1, 2020)

CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Takashi Niino, President and Member of the Board (Representative Director)
CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Takayuki Morita, Senior Executive Vice President and Member of the Board (Representative Director)
CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) Hajime Matsukura, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
CLCO (Chief Legal and Compliance Officer) Shinobu Obata, Senior Vice President
CDO (Chief Digital Officer) Chikara Ishii, Executive Vice President
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Motoo Nishihara, Executive Vice President
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Makoto Enomoto, Senior Vice President
CIO (Chief Information Officer) Hiroshi Kodama, Executive Vice President
CISO (Chief Information Security Officer)
CSCO (Chief Supply Chain Officer) Shigeki Shimizu, Senior Vice President

Presidents of Business Units, Executives in charge of Units (Effective as of April 1, 2020)

Cross-Industry Unit Yutaka Ukegawa, Senior Vice President
Global Business Unit Akihiko Kumagai, Senior Executive Vice President
Public Solutions Business Unit Chikara Nakamata, Executive Vice President
Public Infrastructure Business Unit Noritaka Taguma, Executive Vice President
Enterprise Business Unit Kazuhiro Sakai, Executive Vice President
Network Services Business Unit Atsuo Kawamura, Executive Vice President
Digital Business Platform Unit Hiroshi Kodama, Executive Vice President
System Platform Business Unit Tomoyasu Nishimura, Executive Vice President
Business Innovation Unit Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President
Research & Development Unit* Motoo Nishihara, Executive Vice President
  • *
    Names of the organization as of April 1, 2020

2. Strengthen Highly Specialized Human Resources

In addition to employing individuals who demonstrate advanced expertise in technology and research areas, as well as appointing "NEC Fellows" who are highly evaluated by customers and related industries, NEC will appoint new corporate executives who have advanced expertise and skills in specific areas other than technology and research and who can contribute to NEC’s business with their influence both inside and outside the company.

Corporate Executives (Effective as of April 1, 2020)

Name and Current Title New Appointment
Toshiyuki Ishii, General Manager, Cyber Security Strategy Division Corporate Executive, Digital Business Platform Unit
(Information Security)
Masamitsu Kitase, General Manager, Corporate Business Development Division Corporate Executive, Business Innovation Unit and Research & Development Unit
(Business Development)
Tomoki Kubo, Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Alliance Division Corporate Executive
(M&A and Alliance)


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