Wipro hires NEC veteran Naohide Takatani to head Japan

IT services provider Wipro has hired NEC veteran Naohide Takatani as the country head of its operations in Japan.

Naohide is responsible for the execution of Wipro’s business operations in Japan and will focus on strengthening Wipro’s position in the region by increasing visibility for the company and pursuing new business opportunities.

Wipro focuses on the latest technology areas such as social media, mobility, analytics and cloud.

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Naohide, who is based in Yokohama, Japan, will report to Manoj Nagpaul who heads Sales and Operations for the Asia Pacific & Japan region for Wipro.

At NEC, Naohide was the general manager of the Retail Solutions Group and responsible for the profit & loss (P&L) of the information and communication technology (ICT) solution businesses for global retailers in North America, Europe and APAC regions, and the off-shore delivery centers in India.

Wipro, which started its Japan operations in 1998, has a delivery center in Yokohama and a localized, bilingual resource pool in the country.

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