NTT Security Strengthens Global Senior Management Team

Specialized security company announces three new appointments

TOKYO; 27 March 2018 – NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has announced changes to its senior management team to continue to strengthen its position as a world-class provider of specialized Managed Security Services (MSS) and consulting services.

Kazu Yozawa has been appointed Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Taro Sekine has taken up the role of Chief Administration Officer (CAO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). Khiro Mishra has also been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Americas.

Kazu has moved from his role of CAO and CCO. He will continue his existing roles as CEO, Japan and member of board directors. Kazu has a strong track record in the IT industry and has built strong high-level relationships with most security technology vendors globally.

He has served in senior executive and board roles at companies in NTT Group, including holding a senior position in the US subsidiary, and led new service initiatives including enterprise hosting and managed IT. He also has experience in driving major mergers, acquisitions and integration initiatives.

As CAO and CCO, Taro will be responsible for corporate planning, HR and compliance. He will also join the NTT Security Executive Committee. Taro contributed to founding NTT Com Security Japan in 2013 and held a senior executive role in the company, which later became NTT Security Japan. Prior to taking up his new role, Taro spent over four years as SVP of Human Resources, Finance and Business Planning for NTT Security Japan. He also has considerable experience in risk control and governance as well as application development.

Khiro has been promoted from SVP Business Operations, Americas and, in his new role as a regional CEO, is responsible for growing NTT Security in North America and Latin America. His technology career spans over 20 years, working in multiple senior leadership positions at global technology companies and successfully executing several growth initiatives. Prior to joining NTT Security, Khiro served as Managing Director of the Security Services Business at NTT DATA Services.

All will be reporting to NTT Security’s CEO Jun Sawada. “I am confident that Khiro, Kazu and Taro will significantly enhance our talented senior management team and help us deliver innovative services for NTT Group clients looking to mature their business resilience and their digital transformation.

Cybersecurity is all we do and, with the severity and complexity of cyber attacks intensifying, it’s important the best leaders are in place. We have developed a leadership team that understands the security methodologies needed to construct a resilient cybersecurity strategy for the 21st century.”