Hitachi Vantara ANZ boss Adrian Johnson moves up to APAC

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Hitachi Vantara ANZ boss Adrian Johnson moves up to APAC
Adrian Johnson (Hitachi Vantara)

Hitachi Vantara has promoted its Australia and New Zealand boss Adrian Johnson to lead its Digital Infrastructure Business Unit (DIBU) in Asia Pacific.

The storage vendor’s DIBU includes its data storage, hyperconverged and converged infrastructure, data protection, IT management, and edge-to-cloud infrastructure services.

Based in Sydney, Johnson will be responsible for Hitachi Vantara’s business strategy across the APAC region. He will also continue leading the company’s ANZ business in the interim until a replacement has been named.

“Over Adrian’s 2.5 years of service leading Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) for Hitachi Vantara, he has demonstrated a passion for growth, a customer-first mindset, and a commitment to creating the right culture for our people. I am confident that Adrian is the right leader to drive APAC’s business growth,” Hitachi Vantara DIBU boss Mark Ablett said.

Johnson joined Hitachi Vantara in 2019 as ANZ vice president and managing director, replacing Nathan McGregor, who also moved to APAC within the company at the time, leading the data analytics and IoT unit. During his stint, Hitachi Vantara said Johnson led the business through the COVID-19 pandemic and delivered business growth.

Prior to Hitachi Vantara, Johnson was ANZ general manager at videoconferencing vendor Liferay from 2016 to 2019 and APJ managing director of Code42 Software from 2013 to 2015.

Other stints include multiple director roles at Dell Technologies, ANZ general manager of Fuji Xerox from 2007 to 2008, practice director at CA Technologies, and multiple management roles at Sun Microsystems.

Speaking on his new role, Johnson said, “I am looking forward to working with experienced and customer-focused colleagues across the Asia Pacific region, as well as Hitachi Vantara’s ecosystem of partners and distributors, to maximise the insights our APAC customers gain from their data, and to support their data-driven initiatives with cloud smart, hybrid cloud solutions.”

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