Kurotsuka will be responsible for driving SaaS adoption in the Japanese market and helping to boost customer success and satisfaction
TOKYO – 2 Nov 2022 – Infor Japan K.K. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced the appointment of Akihiko Kurotsuka as president and representative director for Japan. Kurotsuka will be responsible for driving SaaS adoption in the Japanese market and helping to boost customer success and satisfaction.
“Infor is excited to welcome Kurotsuka to Infor in Japan, home to the world’s third-largest economy,” says Terry Smagh, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan. “According to the International Monetary Fund, growth acceleration is now the fastest in 12 years in Japan, with additional momentum fueled by digitalization. Kurotsuka brings a wealth of experience that will help Japanese companies accelerate innovation and transform their organizations via Infor’s industry-specific CloudSuites, mobility, artificial intelligence and IoT.”
Kurotsuka’s IT career spans more than three decades, of which 23 years were honed in management and leadership roles at various Japanese subsidiaries of global IT companies in the areas of business and engineering applications. He is an immediate asset to Infor with a strong background not only in ERP from his SAP experience, but also has a high degree of familiarity with edge solutions, having led businesses at TIBCO Spotfire (BI), Dassault Enovia and PTC (PLM), i2 Technologies (SCM) and Siebel (CRM). He possesses a deep understanding of manufacturing customers, having spent his first 10 years at General Motors’ IT subsidiary, Electronic Data Systems. A versatile leader, Kurotsuka’s career has spanned both the end user and vendor sides across three continents: Asia, Europe and North America.
“Demand for industry-specific SaaS solutions continues to climb in Japan,” Kurotsuka said. “Infor’s strength lies in our cloud-based delivery of business applications that bring together features specialized for each industry, offerings that are designed for rapid deployment without the need for customization. With a focus on user experience, and always incorporating the latest technologies, Infor’s digital platforms help customers in Japan optimize their business operations in line with the growth of their businesses and changes in each industry.”
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