Fujitsu Malaysia president Michael Warren quits after 3 months
By Digital News Asia December 6, 2013
- Warren, appointed in Sept, resigns as head of country for Fujitsu
- Wong Weng Wah fills in as interim country president
IN a surprise move, Michael Warren (pic) has resigned as country president for Fujitsu Malaysia, a mere three months after officially taking over the helm of the ICT solutions and service provider.
In accepting his resignation, Fujitsu Asia regional chief executive officer Gavin Selkirk shared that Warren has indicated his interest to return to nation-building activities for Malaysia, Fujitsu said in an official statement.
“We would like to thank Michael [Warren] for all the guidance he has provided the organisation during this period of time, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” said Selkirk.
Warren had joined the Japanese multinational after 18 months at national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), the government body in charge of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) project to boost the ICT industry, as well as the Digital Malaysia programme that seeks to transform the nation into a ‘digital economy.’
There, he had led the Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) cluster of MSC Malaysia, and also drove certain aspects of the national IT agenda related to the SSO sector.
Warren was recruited at Fujitsu Malaysia after industry veteran Charles Lew left in May to become the head of one of the many companies in the Sunway Group.
An industry source had at the time noted that Warren’s challenge then would be to fill in those big shoes – Lew had nearly tripled revenues in just above three years – as well as to build a new team there after many had left.
Meanwhile, Wong Weng Wah, vice president of Fujitsu’s Applications Services and who is based in Malaysia, will be the acting country president, the company said in its statement. It has already begun the recruitment process to fill the position.
“This change in leadership will not impact the stability of our business in the Asean countries. Customers can be assured that we will continue to provide them our full support and services,” Fujitsu Asia’s Selkirk said.