Japanese tech giant NEC Corporation has announced the appointment of Aalok Kumar as its new President and CEO of NEC Technologies India.
Kumar previously served as the Senior Vice President of McKinsey & Company, and in a career spanning more than 26 years he has gained extensive experience working across the APAC and EMEA regions in various roles.
“Aalok is an accomplished leader who brings a good mix of strategic thinking and operational excellence,” said Akihiko Kumagai, President of the Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation. “His rich experience in business transformation and performance improvement, especially in Japan and other Asian markets, will help us accelerate our growth,” he added.
NEC currently employs more than 6,000 people in India, and counts a number of key projects in the country including the Chennai-Andaman submarine cable project that aims to bridge the digital gap between Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The company is also at the forefront of pushing biometric-based digital boarding at airports across India.
“India is a key market in NEC’s global growth strategy,” Kumar said. “With our huge pool of engineering and technology talent across various verticals, including public safety, communications infrastructure, aviation, logistics and transportation solutions, NEC is contributing significantly to the digital transformation of India.”
With the appointment of Kumar, former Chairman & Managing Director Takayuki Inaba has been appointed as the new Executive Chairmen of NEC Technologies India.
April 3, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis