Global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab today announces the appointment of Tsuyoshi Fujioka as the new General Manager of Kaspersky Lab Japan, effective January 1, 2019.
With over three decades of experience in the IT industry, Fujioka will spearhead the continued strategic growth of Kaspersky Lab in Japan. He will be responsible for growing the company’s market share in both the B2B and B2C segments.
Fujioka is expected to extend the market footprint of Kaspersky Lab’s newest technologies, including the company’s solution for critical infrastructure. He will also take charge of strengthening relationships with key channel partners in the country.
Commenting on his appointment, Tsuyoshi Fujioka said: “I am excited to take Kaspersky Lab Japan to the next level in terms of market growth, dynamic presence, and channel partnerships. Having worked in the IT sector of Japan for more than 30 years, I can attest that securing businesses, individuals, and the critical industry in the country is highly necessary. With Kaspersky Lab’s comprehensive security portfolio tailored to the cybersecurity needs of our customers, corporate partners, and even the critical verticals we have in Japan, I am sure that we can drive towards a brighter future here in the Land of the Rising Sun.”
Prior to his appointment at Kaspersky Lab, Fujioka held long-term senior leadership roles in IT companies including SonicWall Japan Ltd., and Check Point Software Technologies Japan, where he was able to deliver increased year-on-year business growth and seal valuable business alliances.
Cementing its growing presence in the region, Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific (APAC) today also marks a wider reach with the inclusion of Japan in its territories. Japan joins the APAC segment headed by Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
“Kaspersky Lab is going through an exciting phase in the Asia Pacific. We are growing exponentially, both in commercial and enterprise industries and I am delighted to welcome Japan and its new General Manager Tsuyoshi Fujioka to our dynamic Asia Pacific team. With him at the helm of this technologically-developed territory, I am confident that his experience and understanding of cybersecurity will give rise to breakthrough strategies and initiatives for this market,” said Neumeier.
“I have been working with this region since July and I have seen many bright spots for growth in the country. With it being at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 due to its abundant intellectual and industrial assets, Japan is equipped to launch technological changes and we, as a cybersecurity company, want to ensure that security will not be left behind,” Neumeier added.