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Fujitsu Appoints New Chief Executive for UK & Ireland

Cites Industry Leadership in Cloud as Key Corporate Ambition

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

April 11, 2011

Fujitsu has today appointed Duncan Tait, previously managing director of the company’s private sector business, to the role of CEO for the UK & Ireland. Duncan succeeds Roger Gilbert, who has held the post of CEO since 2009 – Roger will be taking up the role of executive chairman of the UK and Ireland region.

Duncan’s appointment comes off the back of his success in the private sector business – growing the company’s revenue contribution from the private sector significantly, including tier 1 customer wins and contract extensions such as Whitbread, Shell and Stagecoach. This business growth, combined with Duncan’s unrivalled energy and drive, makes him the right man to spearhead Fujitsu’s growth plans.

Roger Gilbert, executive chairman Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said: “Anyone who knows Duncan will know that his drive and enthusiasm for this sector is second to none. Since joining Fujitsu he has led the charge to grow our business outside of the public sector and as a result has made a significant contribution to our revenues. I’m personally delighted that he will be taking charge of the company moving forward as we enter some exciting times for the sector.”

Duncan Tait added: “The IT sector is at a critical point – new technologies and ways of delivering IT such as Cloud are being talked about all the time across the whole of UK PLC and government. It’s vital that organisations like Fujitsu push the boundaries and deliver genuine change for customers – that sort of change isn’t always easy and complex projects will inevitably have their challenges. However, IT can be a true agent for change.

Tait continued: “I have a great business to take forward and will be focusing on three key priorities: delivering excellence in client service; launching the new Cloud services portfolio and increasing the profile of the Fujitsu brand in the market. I am confident that in the coming years this region will continue to make a significant contribution to the global aspirations of Fujitsu.”

Duncan was appointed to the role of managing director of the private sector business in October 2009. Prior to joining Fujitsu Duncan was managing director of Unisys’ UK, Middle East and Africa business and before that a ten-year career at HP culminated in a role as UK & Ireland outsourcing director.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

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Date: 11 April, 2011


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