Fernando Apezteguia appointed new CEO of NTT DATA UK

NTT DATA UK has today announced the appointment of Fernando Apezteguia as its new CEO for UK and Ireland

IT services provider NTT DATA UK has opted to promote from within, with Apezteguia previously holding the role of NTT DATA’s UK market lead.

Having joined NTT DATA in 2000, Apezteguia initially established a strong reputation for financial sector consulting, working on an array of strategic banking projects for the Santander Group in Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil and the UK.

From here, he went on to become global head of banking for NTT DATA, overseeing the banking practice across Europe, Latin America and the US, before becoming CEO of NTT DATA Brazil.

Most recently, Apezteguia was on the executive team at NTT Disruption, the NTT organisation centred on innovation and creating tech solutions for businesses, which have a positive impact on society

Prior to NTT DATA, Apezteguia held managerial roles at department store chain El Corte Inglés, focusing on R&D and SAP implementation.

“NTT DATA UK&I has seen fantastic growth over the past few years and we will strive to continue this success moving forwards,” said new NTT DATA UK CEO, Apezteguia.

“I am confident that NTT DATA will continue to go from strength to strength and maintain its growth in the UK and Ireland, thanks to our focus on quality, innovation and long-term client relationships.

“I’m passionate about the people we have and I’m very much looking forward to working closely with the leadership team to help support our talent through this period of growth. My aim is to help NTT DATA to become even more diverse and inclusive, as this will enable us to think even bigger and deliver world-class services for our clients.”

Fritz Hoderlein, CEO of NTT DATA EMEAL, commented: “We welcome Fernando into his new role at NTT DATA UK&I, where he will guide the business through continued growth.

“Fernando is a highly talented and innovative leader, and his passion for delivering high-quality services mixed with his background in consulting will supercharge the UK&I business to create even better outcomes for our clients. I look forward to working with him more closely to grow the business both in the UK and globally.”

The appointment comes following last week’s announcement that outgoing CEO Simon Williams would be stepping down, to explore new ventures.


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