Fujitsu officially brings former MDeC VP Mike Warren on board
By Digital News Asia August 30, 2013
- Former MDeC man tasked with expanding Fujitsu cloud strategy and managed services business
- Fujitsu Malaysia said it also plans to aggressively expand to other regions such as Penang and Johor
FOLLOWING Digital News Asia’s Aug 6 story, Fujitsu has officially announced the appointment of Michael Warren, formerly a vice-president at national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), as the new country president for Fujitsu Malaysia effective Sept 1.
Warren (pic) will helm the local Fujitsu entity and drive overall business growth and profitability as the organisation seeks to increase its market share in IT products, solutions and services in Malaysia, the company said in a statement.
He will be responsible for Fujitsu Malaysia’s business planning and overall strategic direction, sales, marketing, and support operations, it added.
Fujitsu added some details on Warren’s background, noting that he started his career as an analyst/ programmer with Digital Equipment Corp and eventually led consulting groups for New Zealand and Malaysia. He moved on to start up then networking giant 3Com Corp’s Malaysian operations, where he built the business from circa US$2 million to US$22 million over a three-year period.
Over the next seven years, he held both country and regional leadership positions at Getronics, Keppel Group and the Sampoerna Group before joining Logica as Asia Pacific APAC head from 2005 to 2008, managing 10 countries of about 500 staff and a US$200-million top line.
“Michael’s strong business development track record and extensive leadership management experience will be a great asset to Fujitsu,” said regional chief executive officer of Fujitsu Asia, Gavin Selkirk. “Under his stewardship, we look forward to seeing further acceleration of the Fujitsu business in Malaysia.”
Established in 1997, Fujitsu Malaysia’s core business is in enterprise platform products and infrastructure integration services, and the company believes that Warren’s leadership will help it expand the other lines of businesses such as applications services, managed services and infrastructure services and solutions.
Fujitsu Malaysia said it also plans to aggressively expand to other regions such as Penang and Johor.
“With his substantial experience in leading the Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) cluster of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) project under the government-linked MDeC, we are confident that Michael [Warren] will be able to expand the Fujitsu cloud strategy and managed services business in Malaysia,” Selkirk said.
Meanwhile, Warren said he looked forward to working with the team and delivering Fujitsu’s “high-level commitments’ to its customers.
“Through Fujitsu’s constant pursuit of innovation, I hope to be able to help customers address their IT challenges and improve their daily business operations and quality of services,” he added.
Warren holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Computer Science/ Management Studies from University of Waikato in New Zealand.
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