Meet our leadership team

Our leadership structure comprises: The Board of Directors consisting of four Executive Directors and three Non-executive Directors, and the Group Executive Committee responsible for running the business and formulating the business strategy.

Find out more about the people who run our organization

Board of Directors
Tsunehisa Okuno

Tsunehisa Okuno

Chairman

Tsunehisa is the Executive Vice President, Head of Global Business for the NTT Group. He’s responsible for planning and executing the global strategy.

Tsunehisa joined NTT in 1983. Since then he was engaged in network service promotion and corporate planning including the global strategy of NTT Group. In 2007 he was named General Manager of Global Business Strategy Office, Strategic Business Development Division of NTT. He was elected to Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Office and Member of the Board of NTT in 2012. Since June 2018, he was elected to his current position of Executive Vice President. Tsunehisa graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Executive Programme. 

Abhijit Dubey

Abhijit Dubey

Global Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd.

Abhijit is Global Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Europe, for NTT Ltd. He has overall responsibility for ensuring we remain deeply relevant for our clients and bringing technology closer to their business strategies and operations, as well as running a purpose-led, performance driven and profitable business.

He joined the company in February 2021 from McKinsey and Company, where he most recently served as a Senior Partner and core leader of the Global Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) Practice. He has advised technology companies, including NTT, for over 20 years on a range of challenges including strategy, Go-to-Market transformation, product and software development, delivery excellence, organizational effectiveness, M&A and post-merger integration. 

With a strong track record in helping elevate the performance and profitability of his clients, Abhijit has experience across all areas of our business including telecommunications, data centers, end user systems, enterprise software and IT services. During his tenure with McKinsey, Abhijit has also led the North America Software practice and the global cloud computing practice, which he founded. 

Prior to McKinsey, Abhijit worked at Schlumberger as a Senior Field Engineer in the Oilfield Services business (Wireline logging business group) in North Africa.

Abhijit is currently based in Seattle, U.S.A. and will be moving to London in mid-2021 with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Abhijit enjoys travelling with his family, cooking, reading, watching movies and playing board games. 

Masaaki Moribayashi

Masaaki Moribayashi

President and Board Director Global Data Centers, Marine Cable, IOT/Mobile, JMNC

Masaaki is responsible for looking after our asset-heavy business including global data centers, marine cables, IoT and mobile. He also overseas our Japanese Multinational business, outside of Japan. Previously Masaaki was Senior Executive Vice President, Services for NTT Ltd., responsible for driving growth and delivery of our global Services portfolio. 

Prior to this, Masaaki was the Senior Executive Vice President of NTT Communications. He was responsible for technology, services, operations, information security, and global business. Masaaki joined NTT Public Corporation in 1984, following his graduation from Hokkaido University, where he studied a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering. He also has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Alfred University in New York. 

Masaaki lives in London with his family. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf and traveling.

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Aki Hattori

Chief Finance Officer and Board Director

As Chief Finance Officer for NTT Ltd., Aki is responsible for our overall financial operations including corporate governance and stewardship, statutory reporting, budgeting, and large-deal governance.

Aki joined the NTT Group in 1994. He has occupied a series of roles since then including Vice President, Head of Corporate Finance & Governance at NTT Inc. and Senior Manager, Global Business Office. He also held positions at NTT Holdings including Vice President at the Global Business Office. He has an MBA in Finance / Accounting from New York University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hitotsubashi University. 

Aki is currently based in London, UK and his wife and son live in Tokyo.

Vab Goel

Vab Goel

Founding Partner, NTT Venture Capital

Vab Goel is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Vab is the founding partner of NTT Ltd. Venture Capital (NTTVC), a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. He is also a strategic advisor to NTT Group companies on strategy, emerging technology, and trends.

Previously, Vab was a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners for 19 years, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with $8B+ under management where he invested in startups in Asia, Israel, and USA. Vab helped launch multiple successful companies including world’s leading overlay network company, Virtela, which NTT acquired in 2014.

Vab served as Qwest’s Vice President of emerging technologies, a group he founded. In that position, he was responsible for identifying new technologies and the creation and implementation of the “Qwest IP Network and Data Center Strategy.” Prior to joining Qwest, Vab worked at Sprint, where he was a principal architect for the Sprint Internet backbone and contributed to the world’s first IP-over-Optical Internet architecture.

Vab collaborates with global CIOs to understand their challenges and help them adopt new technologies. In 1999, Vab was named as one of the Top 25 Unsung heroes of the internet. Vab holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University.

Jason Goodall

Jason Goodall

Non-executive Director, NTT Ltd.

Jason is a Non-executive Director for NTT Ltd.

In 1998 he was appointed the Chief Financial Officer of OmniLink, a Dimension Data subsidiary that later merged with Internet Solutions. From 2001-2003, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Internet Solutions. He first joined Dimension Data as the Managing Director of Middle East & Africa in 2003. In 2010, Jason served as Group Chief Operating Officer, and in June 2016, he joined Dimension Data’s Board of Directors. Jason was CEO of Dimension Data from 2016 to 2019, prior to serving as global CEO of NTT Ltd. from 2019 to 2021.

He holds a CA (SA) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Jason was born in South Africa and now lives in London with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys long distance running and cycling, and spending quality time with his family.

Rory Scott

Rory Scott

Independent Non-executive Director

Rory is an Independent Non-executive Director.

Rory was the Group Financial Director from 1987 - 1991. He served as Non-executive Director on the board of Dimension Data Holdings Ltd and then Dimension Data Holdings plc at the time of its listing in 2000. He also holds the post of Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Rory is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Scottish Group. His focus is on ensuring the benefits of creating brands of value and well-nurtured brands, which connect and fulfil the needs and aspirations of consumers.

Rory graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a Chartered Accountant (SA). He is also a sports enthusiast, especially rugby and golf, as well as a connoisseur of wine and single malt whisky.

Executive Committee
Abhijit Dubey

Abhijit Dubey

Global Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Europe, NTT Ltd. 

Abhijit is Global Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Europe, for NTT Ltd. He has overall responsibility for ensuring we remain deeply relevant for our clients and bringing technology closer to their business strategies and operations, as well as running a purpose-led, performance driven and profitable business.

He joined the company in February 2021 from McKinsey and Company, where he most recently served as a Senior Partner and core leader of the Global Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) Practice. He has advised technology companies, including NTT, for over 20 years on a range of challenges including strategy, Go-to-Market transformation, product and software development, delivery excellence, organizational effectiveness, M&A and post-merger integration. 

With a strong track record in helping elevate the performance and profitability of his clients, Abhijit has experience across all areas of our business including telecommunications, data centers, end user systems, enterprise software and IT services. During his tenure with McKinsey, Abhijit has also led the North America Software practice and the global cloud computing practice, which he founded. 

Prior to McKinsey, Abhijit worked at Schlumberger as a Senior Field Engineer in the Oilfield Services business (Wireline logging business group) in North Africa.

Abhijit is currently based in Seattle, U.S.A. and will be moving to London in mid-2021 with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Abhijit enjoys travelling with his family, cooking, reading, watching movies and playing board games. 

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Aki Hattori

Chief Finance Officer and Board Director

As Chief Finance Officer for NTT Ltd., Aki is responsible for our overall financial operations including corporate governance and stewardship, statutory reporting, budgeting, and large-deal governance.

Aki joined the NTT Group in 1994. He has occupied a series of roles since then including Vice President, Head of Corporate Finance & Governance at NTT Inc. and Senior Manager, Global Business Office. He also held positions at NTT Holdings including Vice President at the Global Business Office. He has an MBA in Finance / Accounting from New York University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hitotsubashi University. 

Aki is currently based in London, UK and his wife and son live in Tokyo.

Albi van Zyl

Albi van Zyl

Chief Sales Strategy and Operations Officer

As Chief Sales Strategy and Operations Officer, Albi is responsible for our overall sales strategy and operational execution, including all of the global sales programmes, standardized methodologies, sales enablement, sales automation and governance. 

Albi was previously the Senior Vice President – Sales Operations and Enablement for NTT Ltd. where she was responsible for the design, plan-to-execution and governance of Sales Strategy and Talent Transformation, Sales Compensation, Remuneration and overall sales enablement in support of NTT Ltd.’s Sales growth plan. Albi’s wealth of knowledge and experience in Sales and Sales Leadership spans over 25 years’ in the ICT industry where she has worked across multiple ICT organizations specialising in software sales, distribution, systems integration, and ERP. 

Albi is originally from South Africa and now lives in the UK. Outside of work she enjoys indulging in her passion for food, sports and music.

Dillip Kumar

Dilip Kumar

Global Chief Digital and Business Services Officer

Dilip Kumar is Global Chief Digital Officer for NTT Ltd. In this role, Dilip leads our targeted digitization and end-end business process optimization to enable data-driven business operations. He oversees our ‘Digital by 2023’ strategy by building the digital platform backbone for our own transformation, as well as building the foundation on data to centralize the access to delivery. This ultimately ensures we deliver improved efficiency gains, client experience and employee experience.

Dilip has a strong passion for bringing together processes and technology to simplify and improve the experience for our clients and employees. He has a track record of over 20 years, delivering transformation within the NTT family. He joined our group in country and regional leadership roles in Asia, ran the Systems Integration business globally, transformed the processes and systems for our Services, Consulting and Managed Services business and most recently has been delivering transformation for our newly integrated Services Organization. 

Prior to NTT, Dilip worked for Datacraft/Dimension Data as COO responsible for the overall business performance of Asia Pacific countries. Dilip holds a MBA from Kellogg-HKUST University. 

He currently lives in Singapore with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, Dilip mentors people to achieve success and maximize their performance, as well as aligning to personal motivations. He is driven by finding the most efficient way to use available time, money, materials, and human resources to create a positive impact on people and communities.

John Lombard

John Lombard

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific

John Lombard joined NTT Ltd. (previously known as Dimension Data Asia Pacific) as the CEO in May 2016 and has over 30 years of leadership and management consulting experience. NTT Ltd. was incorporated on 1 July 2019 to bring together 31 brands, including Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT Security, into a single global technology services company.

Prior to NTT, John worked for SAP as Head of Services for Asia Pacific Japan. During his stint at SAP, he was responsible for services and support across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific Japan region and was central to driving the company’s Cloud Services, Consulting, Custom Development and Education portfolio. John has also served as the CEO and Managing Director of Crowe Howarth, the largest publicly listed business advisory and accounting firm in Australia and New Zealand.

John is the co-founder of #HeforShe for LeanIn Asia, which helps create an environment that enables women to #LeanIn to their careers and passions. He also serves on the board of directors of Very Special Arts Singapore. John holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.

Kazu Yozawa

Kazu Yozawa

Chief Executive Officer, Security

Kazu is responsible for running all facets of NTT’s Security Business globally, by providing innovative cybersecurity solutions that contribute to the security assurance of nations, clients, and NTT Group.  Kazu has more than 12 years of experiences in managed security services and has been Chief Executive Officer of NTT Security group since April 2021 within NTT Ltd. Before becoming CEO, he had led NTT’s broader cybersecurity team for Global R&D of Managed Security Service as CTO, and was responsible for business in Japan as CEO of NTT Security Japan.

He holds a Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford Business School and a Bachelor of Science, Major: Electrical Engineering from Chiba University in Japan.

Marilyn Chaplin

Marilyn Chaplin

Chief Human Resources and Sustainability Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer for NTT Ltd., Marilyn leads and develops a strategy that enables execution of our new global operating company’s vision, and the realization of its long-term business objectives. In addition Marilyn heads up NTT Ltd.’s sustainability portfolio enabling both our people and our business to help protect, restore and regenerate natural ecosystems, for which all living creatures are dependant. 

Marilyn was previously Dimension Data Group Executive for People & Culture. She has over 30 years’ experience in both the corporate and academic world. Previously, she has worked for major multinational companies where she held senior marketing and HR positions and has lectured at leading international business schools. 

In 1996, Marilyn founded her own business, ICMD (International Centre for Management Development), in partnership with London Business School and Manchester Business School. ICMD was acquired by Dimension Data in October 2000. Marilyn holds a Master of Business Science (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town. 

Marilyn lives in London with her family, and outside of work enjoys traveling, cycling, and good food and wine.

Masaaki Moribayashi

Masaaki Moribayashi

President and Board Director Global Data Centers, Marine Cable, IOT/Mobile, JMNC

Masaaki is responsible for looking after our asset-heavy business including global data centers, marine cables, IoT and mobile. He also overseas our Japanese Multinational business, outside of Japan. Previously Masaaki was Senior Executive Vice President, Services for NTT Ltd., responsible for driving growth and delivery of our global Services portfolio. 

Prior to this, Masaaki was the Senior Executive Vice President of NTT Communications. He was responsible for technology, services, operations, information security, and global business. Masaaki joined NTT Public Corporation in 1984, following his graduation from Hokkaido University, where he studied a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering. He also has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Alfred University in New York. 

Masaaki lives in London with his family. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf and traveling.

Naoki Kajita

Naoki Kajita

Executive Vice President: Japan Multi-Nationals

Naoki has the global responsibility for supporting Japanese multinational corporations and their affiliates to strengthen their business and to accelerate their digital transformation by offering optimized NTT's ICT services and outcome-based solutions.

Previously Naoki was Chief Global Strategic Solutions Officer and Head of Solutions Enablement, Services for NTT Ltd. He looked after large full-stack offers that span our collective capabilities, as well as productizing appropriate, repeatable offerings for deployment by regions.

Prior to this, Naoki was Senior Vice President of ICT Consulting Division, NTT Communications and a Director of the Board in NTT Communications. In this position, he led a team of ICT consultants and presales specialists to support enterprise customers’ ICT and digital transformation.

Naoki began his career at NTT Corporation in April 1987, following his graduation from Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan with a Bachelor of Arts in British and American Studies, Foreign Language Faculty. He also has an MBA in Global Business from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. Naoki currently lives with his wife and toy poodle in London. He has lived and worked in New York and Bangkok and enjoys working, playing golf and traveling in the UK.

Matt Preschern

Matt Preschern

Chief Marketing and Demand Generation Officer

Matt is Chief Marketing and Demand Generation Officer for NTT Ltd. Responsible for leading our marketing and demand generation function, he is accountable for demand generation (digital/ABM), driving consistent positioning and messaging in the marketplace and driving higher marketing ROI.

Prior to joining NTT Ltd., Matt was the CMO for Forcepoint, a leading cybersecurity software company. Previously, he was senior vice president of marketing at CA Technologies. He has also served as the CMO of HCL Technologies, where he led the effort to accelerate HCL’s brand recognition, supporting its multibillion-dollar growth. Furthermore, he served as the Enterprise CMO of Windstream Communications. Early in his career, he held numerous vice president roles at IBM across marketing strategy and performance marketing.

Matt is an award-winning marketer, having been named among the top 20 most influential CMOs by Forbes and recognized for his success in driving marketing innovation by the CMO Club.

Matt has an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Originally from Austria, and currently living in the US, Matt will move to London at the end of 2021.

Roli Agrawal

Roli Agrawal

Chief of Staff

Roli is Chief of Staff to the Global CEO. In addition to supporting the Global CEO with the execution of strategy, decision making and communications, Roli also drives our strategic projects.

Roli joined NTT Ltd. in May 2020. Prior to NTT, Roli spent more than ten years in management consulting, working at Bain as a Principal in their Technology practice, and at McKinsey specializing in Digital. Roli also has six years' experience working in technology consulting and in various in-house technology roles, including at Morgan Stanley.  Recently she has worked at a start-up that is focused on helping large CPG firms transform their retail execution through Image Recognition and AI technologies. 

Roli has an MBA from INSEAD and an Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee).

Roli lives in South West London with her husband and two kids. In her spare time, Roli loves to read and travel and is keen to try her hands at writing short stories and articles.

Shahid Ahmed

Shahid Ahmed

Executive Vice President New Ventures & Innovation

Shahid is responsible for driving co-innovation and co-development of new digital experiences with our clients.

Shahid brings over 25 years of experience leading large services businesses with a focus on business transformation and disruptive technology. Most recently he was a managing partner at Imagine Wireless, a privately-held consulting firm driving digital transformation. Before Imagine Wireless, Shahid was a Managing Partner at PwC,responsible for several digital businesses including IoT, AI & Analytics, and Emerging Technology.

Shahid also spent 20 years at Accenture, as a Managing Director responsible for launching many new businesses and practices. Shahid was appointed under President Obama’s administration as an Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advising on telecom and technology issues facing the United States.

Outside of work Shahid loves spending time with his family, enjoying the great outdoors, climbing, skiing, mountain biking and constantly tweaking his backhand in tennis. Shahid is based in Chicago.

Sunil Kishore

Sunil Kishore

Senior Executive Vice President: Managed Network & Collaboration Services

Sunil leads NTT Ltd.’s Managed Network and Collaboration Services division, delivering on our next generation of services and in our goal to become the number one and pre-eminent provider of edge to cloud fabric, which are both secure and intelligent.

Prior to joining NTT, Sunil was a Partner at the global advisory firm, McKinsey & Company for almost 10 years, where he worked extensively with technology companies around the world on topics including strategy development, large-scale operational, growth and digital transformations.

Sunil brings a deep understanding of our business and the transformation that we need to go through, as well as extensive networking experience. His expertise will be extremely valuable to NTT’s growth strategy, as we work with clients to ensure they have an intelligent, secure network fabric that moves and grows with their organization.

Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Simon Walsh is Chief Executive Officer of NTT Ltd. Americas, reporting directly to NTT Ltd. Global CEO, Abhijit Dubey. Simon is responsible for managing the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations and profitability for the region. In addition, Simon works closely with other NTT operating companies in the Americas region including NTT DATA Services and NTT Research to ensure we provide the best possible technology services for our clients.

Before joining NTT Ltd., Simon served as CEO of Atos North America, where he was responsible for serving the clients of North America. Prior to Atos, he was Chief Operating Officer of Virtustream, Dell Technologies’ global cloud business, where he led its global expansion. His leadership experience also spans to Virtustream, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also spent 17 years with Computacenter Plc, with the latter four years as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, delivering IT services and solutions throughout the region.

Now based in New York, Simon also serves as Chairman of Beds on Board, a startup focused on providing accommodation on stationary yachts.

Takanobu Maeda

Takanobu Maeda

Chief Corporate Strategy & Planning Officer

Takanobu is Chief Strategy Officer for NTT Ltd. He is responsible for leading our Strategy Council, documenting agreed corporate strategy, creating process to share the strategy internally and externally, and defining key metrics to measure, and drive our strategy execution. 

Takanobu was previously Senior Vice President as the Head of Global Business and a Director of the Board in NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com). Prior to that, he was President and CEO of NTT Com Asia Limited, one of the largest overseas affiliates in NTT Com, and HKNet Company Limited from 2009 to 2016. 

Takanobu was seconded to NTT America in 1995 on a business incubation project to conduct research on optic technology. While based in New York, he was assigned as Head of Arcstar and GIN in the US in 1997. In 2000, he was transferred back to NTT Communications to establish the Global Network Division as the Director of the division. He was promoted to Vice President of Global IP Network Sales and Marketing in 2006. Takanobu began his career in telecommunications at NTT Corporation in April 1988, following his graduation with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan. 

Takanobu lives with his wife in Tokyo and has a daughter who lives in Osaka. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, doing yoga and watching movies with his wife.

Werner Kapp

Werner Kapp

Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and Africa, NTT Ltd.

Werner started in the IT industry in the mid 90’s and joined Dimension Data in 2000, in its services division. He was responsible for the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng businesses respectively, achieving significant client experience, revenue, and people growth during his tenure in these roles. In 2015, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, with accountability for all business operations in Southern Africa, East Africa, and the Middle East.

Werner has a law degree from the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, a Master’s in Business Leadership from the UNISA School of Business and he completed the NTT Global Leadership Development Programme at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is passionate about what technology can achieve for economic and social growth and loves the daily challenge of engaging clients and employees of diverse cultures across the continent. 

Werner is married to Claudette, and they have two daughters and a son. In his spare time, he enjoys running.