Japanese technology giant NEC has appointed Hironobu Kurosaki as the president and CEO of its European division.

The subsidiary provides IT products and services to telcos, enterprise clients and governments, ranging from software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to high performance computing (HPC) hardware, energy storage and facial recognition systems.

Hironobu Kurosaki
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Kurosaki joined the company in 1983, and was eventually promoted to the post of the president of NEC Telecommunications and Information Technology in Turkey. He then served as the general manager of NEC in America and EMEA, until now.

“In the face of terrorism and other public threats, it is becoming a top priority throughout EMEA to strengthen the security and surveillance of borders, public spaces and major infrastructure, such as airports. There are now a wide range of initiatives being started in order to ensure the safety, security and efficiency of our cities,” Kurosaki said.

“I look forward to further addressing these important needs and creating new social value by capitalizing on NEC’s ICT, including some of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) advancements, while building on the relationships of trust we hold with our customers and partners.”