Yoshikawa to lead NEC sub-Saharan Africa

Masahiro Yoshikawa, President of NEC Africa

NEC appointed Masahiro Yoshikawa as President to lead NEC’s sub-Saharan African business from its new sub-regional headquarters in Johannesburg and to oversee the expansion of NEC operations in the region with establishment of its branch offices in Kenya and Nigeria.

In Africa, NEC provides public safety solutions including identification systems, network solutions, social infrastructure solutions and cloud computing solutions for telecoms, public and enterprises.

“NEC has been contributing to the African governments by provision of security systems using fingerprints/face recognition technologies, mobile network infrastructure solutions and broadcasting systems”, said Yoshikawa. “At the same time, Africa is poised to reap the benefits and rewards of these exciting technologies. We will enable our customers to achieve their goals and success with our focus on the integration of IT and communication network resources, skill sets and expertise.”

Masahiro Yoshikawa has over 30 years’ experience providing solutions and services to customers around the world and across Africa in the IT and telecoms industry. Most recently he led the business for Middle East and African market as Deputy General Manager and has worked at the International Sales and Operations Business Unit, NEC Corporation.

“Mr Yoshikawa brings NEC his proven leadership, industry knowledge and excellent customer service credentials and we believe he will provide success and opportunity to the sub-Saharan African market,” said Naoki Iizuka, President and CEO of NEC Europe Ltd.