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Fujitsu Australia Appoints New CEO

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, August 25, 2003

Fujitsu Australia Limited today announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rod Vawdrey, effective 27 August 2003.

Mr Nori Karasuda, current CEO of Fujitsu Australia and Group Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Global Business Development Group, Fujitsu Limited, welcomed Mr Vawdrey to the Fujitsu Group.

"Rod has more than 15 years of senior executive management experience with NCR Corporation and a proven track record in strategic leadership and delivering results. Rod is able to bring both regional and global knowledge to the position together with valuable experience in building, leading and motivating successful teams," Mr Karasuda said.

Mr Vawdrey returns home to Australia after four years in the US in senior executive sales and marketing roles at NCR Corporation headquarters. In his most recent role as Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing - Retail at NCR, Rod was responsible for sales and professional services in four regions: Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific.

"The Australian ICT industry continues to experience what is still a tough and challenging market," commented Mr Karasuda. "Rod's experience in developing strategy, defining product portfolios and industry solutions, and developing successful sales teams will provide an excellent platform to continue to build Fujitsu's strong and highly successful track record in delivering IT and telecommunications infrastructure products and services for the enterprise."

Mr Vawdrey said: "Fujitsu is, without doubt, one of the most formidable players in the global ICT market. I'm looking forward to working with the Fujitsu team, our partners and our channel to leverage the global resources of the Fujitsu group to deliver innovative solutions for our customers."

This article features in the August 2003 issue of interaction, Fujitsu's electronic customer magazine. Other major stories in this issue:

From the CEO - Convergence arrives with IP telephony

National R&D summit heralds new era of collaboration

Outsourced PBX solutions help VoIP find its calling

'Do It Now' the mantra for e-government, says Fujitsu expert

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Company:Fujitsu Australia Limited

Date: 25 August, 2003
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited