Fujitsu, a multinational ICT solutions and services company today announced the appointment of Michael Warren as the new Country President for Fujitsu Malaysia effective 1st September 2013.
With this new appointment, Warren(picture) will helm the local Fujitsu entity and drive overall business growth and profitability as the organisation seeks to increase its market share in IT products, solutions and services in Malaysia. He will be responsible for Fujitsu Malaysia’s business planning and overall strategic direction, sales, marketing, and support operations.
Warren brings with him 25 years of leadership experiences gained from a range of multinationals and government-linked companies across Asia Pacific, as well as an extensive network of commercial and government relationships.
Prior to Fujitsu, Warren was the Vice President of MDeC driving the Malaysia’s National ICT initiatives and the MSC Malaysia for a period of two years. He started his career as an analyst/programmer with DEC and eventually led the IS & Technology consulting groups for New Zealand and Malaysia. Moving on to start-up the Malaysian business for 3Com, he built the business from circa $2m to $22m over a three year period. The next seven years, Warren held both country and regional leadership positions at Getronics, Keppel Group and the Sampoerna Group before joining Logica as the APAC head from 2005 to 2008 managing 10 countries of about 500 staff and a USD 200 million top line.
According to Regional Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Asia Gavin Selkirk, “Michael’s strong business development track record and extensive leadership management experience will be a great asset to Fujitsu. Under his stewardship, we look forward to seeing further acceleration of the Fujitsu business in Malaysia.”
Established in 1997, Fujitsu Malaysia’s core competency lies in its flagship enterprise platform products and infrastructure integration services. Warren’s appointment will provide strong leadership to the local teams seeking to expand the other lines of businesses such as Applications Services, Managed Services and Infrastructure Services & Solutions business; especially as Fujitsu Malaysia aggressively expands to other regions such as Penang and Johor.
Selkirk adds, “With Michael’s substantial experience in leading the Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) cluster of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC Malaysia) project under government-linked Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) Malaysia, we are confident that Michael will be able to expand the Fujitsu Cloud strategy and Managed Services business in Malaysia.”
Warren says, “I look forward to working with the team and deliver the high-level commitments of Fujitsu to customers through Fujitsu’s offerings that meet the market’s business needs. Through Fujitsu’s constant pursuit of innovation, I hope to be able to help Fujitsu customers address their IT challenges and improve their daily business operations and quality of services.”
Warren holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Computer Science/management Studies from University of Waikato in New Zealand.