Chief Revenue Officer, and former SVP and GM of Hitachi Vantara’s Asia Pacific Region, promoted to President, Digital Infrastructure Business Unit
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 9, 2021 - Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure, data management and analytics, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the promotion of sales and go-to-market leader Mark Ablett to the role of President, Digital Infrastructure Business Unit.
Hitachi Vantara’s Digital Infrastructure Business Unit serves 80% of the Fortune 100 with data storage, hyperconverged and converged infrastructure, data protection, IT management, and edge-to-cloud infrastructure services.
“A high-performance digital infrastructure is the foundation upon which every data-driven organization builds competitive advantage. With the datasphere set to grow five times larger in just the next five years, our industry-leading digital infrastructure has never been more important to our clients and to our business,” said Gajen Kandiah, CEO, Hitachi Vantara. “There’s no-one more passionate about our company, its people, and solving clients’ data challenges than Mark. I’m confident he will help us continue to gain share in a market that is clearly bouncing back.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead this world-class team,” said Mark Ablett, President, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara. “And I couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of what we can do to accelerate and simplify our clients’ data-driven journeys.”
Ablett joined Hitachi Vantara as senior vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific in 2015. He assumed worldwide responsibility for digital infrastructure go-to-market strategy in 2017 and was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer of the Digital Infrastructure Business Unit in February 2020. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Ablett held a number of leadership positions at Juniper Networks. He will report to CEO Gajen Kandiah in his new role.
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