New York, NY – NTT America, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, today announced the appointment of Kazuhiro Gomi as the company’s president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Gomi was formerly Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the acting head of the Enterprise Solutions Business Unit. He will succeed Tetsuro Yamaguchi who was named president and CEO of NTT America in 2006. During Mr. Yamaguchi’s tenure in office and under his tremendous leadership, company revenue nearly doubled.
In his new role as CEO, Mr. Gomi will be responsible for the direction and leadership of NTT America’s mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives, and fostering a culture of success. He will oversee all functional areas of NTT America, including the Enterprise Solutions and the Global IP Network business units, which comprise the operations of NTT America, as well as legal, human resources, marketing communications and finance. The Enterprise Solutions Business Unit (ESBU) is focused on providing private networking, global Ethernet, datacenter/colocation solutions, managed hosting, and cloud computing services to enterprise customers and multinational corporations. The Global IP Network (GIN) Business Unit operates one of the leading Global Tier-1 Internet backbones and is involved in the sales of direct IP transit connections to telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), enterprises and Web hosting companies.
Prior to his appointment to COO in June 2009, Mr. Gomi served as CTO of NTT America as well as vice president of NTT America’s Global IP Network Business Unit. As CTO, Mr. Gomi was responsible for the company’s technology procurement strategy and vendor selection. During this time, Mr. Gomi led NTT America through a successful phase of growth and development, including the advancement of the company’s Global IP Network. He has been an NTT employee for more than 20 years, and was involved in product management/product development activities for the Global IP Network and several research and development projects within NTT including voice answering and video on demand systems.
Mr. Gomi is well-known in the telecommunications industry and highly sought after for comment by the business press as well as for high-level speaking engagements on global business trends and developments in Internet networking technology from social media to cloud computing. In September of 2009 Mr. Gomi was named to the 2009 Global Telecoms Business Power100, a list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry.
Mr. Gomi received a MSIE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a MSEE from KeioUniversity, Tokyo. He pioneered new areas of voice signal processing and voice answering systems, for which NTT holds Japanese patents and several patents pending. Mr. Gomi also participated in Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor project as a telecommunications and IT expert.
About NTT America
NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.us.ntt.com.
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About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services; its expertise in managed networks; and its leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America, and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.
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