KDDI Appoints New President & CEO of KDDI America and TELEHOUSE AmericaMarch 30, 2023
KDDI (Japan) has nominated Satoshi Oishi to lead two of their American subsidiaries focused on state-of-the-art IoT, SMS, Digital Transformation (DX), App Development, ICT, and Data Center Services.
New York – March 30, 2023 – With over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, data center, and the IT service sector Satoshi Oishi will join the leadership teams of KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America as both President and CEO of each company effective April 1, 2023.
Mr. Oishi was appointed to his new roles by KDDI Corporation, the Japanese telecommunications provider with operations in over 190 countries worldwide and the parent company of both subsidiaries. His extensive technical and managerial experience in the global telecom industry makes him well-suited for leading KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America through their next phases, expanding upon their most recent successes with the continued development and implementation of state-of-the-art, breakthrough IT products and services for commercial clients throughout all industries.
Oishi succeeds Masatoshi Nobuhara, who will return to Japan at the end of his five-year term to take up his new duties as Executive Vice President of KDDI Evolva in addition to serving as Deputy Head of KDDI Group Strategy Division for KDDI Corporation. Mr. Nobuhara’s leadership was instrumental in navigating the complexities of operations during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring that critical services, including three TELEHOUSE data centers, went uninterrupted for customers of KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America. During his tenure, he also oversaw the development and recent expansion of KDDI America’s IoT, Connected Cars, and Digital Innovation divisions.
“Satoshi Oishi is a dynamic, values-driven business leader who has an excellent track record with strategy and policy elaboration. He possesses exceptional strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness, and strong experience in client management,” mentioned Masatoshi Nobuhara.
Oishi originally joined DDI Corporation (now KDDI Japan) shortly after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Management and Administration in 1996. Since then, he has held multiple roles within the KDDI group of companies. He has more than a decade of international business experience, having held multiple senior management roles in Germany, Singapore, and Vietnam between 2002 and 2019. Oishi has recently been serving in Japan as Deputy General Manager of the Business Design Division of KDDI since April 2022. In this role, he has developed and implemented several go-to-market strategies dealing with the wide breadth of high-tech products and services offered by KDDI’s domestic and international subsidiaries.
“This appointment as President and CEO of both KDDI America and TELEHOUSE America is a welcomed opportunity to build upon over 30 years of past successes, and it sees me join our American team at a very exciting time with many new and innovative products being developed and readied for launch. I am wholly committed to continue building our customer and partner base by working diligently in delivering pioneering and sustainable solutions in each of our sectors – colocation, connectivity, cloud, and communications,” said Satoshi Oishi.
About KDDI America
KDDI America, Inc. was established in 1989 and is the American subsidiary of KDDI Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company and one of Asia’s largest telecommunications providers. Today, KDDI America has evolved into one of the region’s most advanced and innovative providers of ICT, Wholesale SMS, Digital Transformation, Applications Development, Connected Cars, and IoT solutions.
KDDI America offer customers cutting-edge, world-class solutions that include Private and Public Cloud Configurations, Custom App Development, end-to-end Zero Trust Cloud Security, access to over 700 Global Messaging Networks, IoT Services for factories and vehicles, RPA, SD-WAN solutions, Managed Services, and much more – all with the ability to implement and help rollout each of our solutions globally to suit your business needs.
Learn more at us.kddi.com
About TELEHOUSE America
TELEHOUSE, a subsidiary of KDDI, is a leading global data center service provider, bringing together more than 3,000 business partners including carriers, mobile and content providers, enterprises, and financial services companies at over 45 data centers worldwide.
Established in 1989, TELEHOUSE America provides reliable, secure, and flexible colocation with locations in New York and Los Angeles, enabling organizations to accelerate their speed to market and create business opportunities through fast, efficient, and secure interconnections including the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX).
Please visit telehouse.com for more information.
About KDDI Corporation
KDDI is a telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 58 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its “au” brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the “Life Design” business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education. With a 60-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business, with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the “TELEHOUSE” brand.
For more information, visit www.kddi.com