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Former Juniper chief heads up Hitachi Data Systems

Former Juniper chief heads up Hitachi Data Systems

“His expansive industry knowledge and rich experience in the Asia-Pacific market will enhance the impact of our team, partners and our companies in the region."

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. has appointed Mark Ablett as senior vice president and general manager, Asia-Pacific.

Ablett will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leading the company in its drive to capitalise on the fast growing opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, boosting revenue growth and expanding the business.

“Mark joins us at an exciting time of growth and transformation at HDS as we continue to expand the breadth of solutions we offer to our customers and partners in the region,” says Michael Cremen, executive vice president, global sales, Hitachi Data Systems.

“His expansive industry knowledge and rich experience in the Asia Pacific market will enhance the impact of our team, partners and our companies in the region.

"Under Mark’s leadership, the opportunities for HDS are tremendous.”

Ablett brings over 20 years of regional sales and leadership experience in the information technology industry to HDS.

Before joining HDS, Ablett was vice-president of Australasia at Juniper Networks responsible for revenue growth and profitability across the region.

“Hitachi Data Systems is synonymous with providing the world’s best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions to a variety of customers across the industry sectors,” Ablett says.

“The Asia Pacific market is growing fast and companies are keen to capitalise on opportunities, leveraging valuable information and insights powered by technology.

"I am excited to lead the HDS team to deliver highly innovative solutions to our customers, strengthen our partnerships with leading technology providers and cement our thought-leadership position in the industry.

"I look forward to driving the Asia Pacific business to even greater heights in the years to come.”

Neville Vincent, former senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific, will be moving to a role focused on expanding the Global Systems Integrator business.

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