Dimension Data parent names new CEO

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Dimension Data parent names new CEO

Cloud and connectivity goliath NTT Communications promoted a longtime executive to CEO.

Tokyo-based NTT Communications, the parent company of solution provider giant Dimension Data, tapped 38-year company veteran Tetsuya Shoji to replace Akira Arima as CEO. Shoji most recently oversaw group sales and corporate management as a senior vice president.

"I pledge to keep NTT Communications closely attuned to the market environment and customer needs, aiming to act faster than ever before to provide reliable, innovative services," Shoji wrote in a message posted to the NTT Communications website.

The appointment was part of a broader management reshuffling at NTT Communications that encompassed two senior executive vice presidents, three executive vice presidents, 10 senior vice presidents and three statutory auditors.

Arima, who had served as president and CEO of NTT Communications for five years, will become a senior vice president responsible for corporate advising.

NTT Communications' deep pockets have benefited Dimension Data, with CEO Mark Slaga telling CRN USA in November that the parent company has helped fuel organic and acquisition growth for the solution provider.

The solution provider also said in February that it plans to hire 300 employees over the next 18 months focused on enterprise architecture, consulting, verticals and business outcomes.     

This article originally appeared at crn.com

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