Hitachi Vantara Expands Thailand Team with Appointment of Thanavut Changtrakul as Head of Sales

General Press Releases Wednesday June 6, 2018 13:47
Bangkok--6 Jun--Core&Peak

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), announced the appointment of Thanavut Changtrakul as the head of sales for Thailand. Thanavut is responsible for building and executing the cohesive sales strategy and expanding the sales capability for Hitachi Vantara's existing and new offerings portfolio in Thailand.

Thanavut brings with him more than 17 years of experience in sales and channel management in the IT industry. He has vast experience in building new data centers, deploying new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business solutions and e-Learning projects in Thailand. Thanavut is a proven team leader with extensive experience in building successful indirect-channel and strategic-alliance programs that accelerate revenue growth. He also has an in-depth knowledge of emerging markets such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, he held a variety of management positions with IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

Thanavut has hands-on market experience as a former member of Hitachi Vantara's partner & alliance director for Thailand and Myanmar where he led the channel business and operations function for almost three years. He will report to Wee Kai Teck who continues to serve as the managing director for Thailand and Malaysia.

Thanavut said, "I am thrilled to be returning to Hitachi Vantara and have the opportunity to lead our sales team in the exciting market of Thailand. I am looking forward to growing the talent in our team and working closely with our clients and partners to help them gain better insight from their data, leading to continued innovation and business advantage."

Joe Ong, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Vantara, ASEAN said "Economic growth in Thailand is gaining momentum. It is a large country with strong internal demand for data centers and cloud services and the country plays a strategic role in Hitachi Vatara's overall success in ASEAN. We are excited to welcome Thanavut back to the Thailand country team and his appointment underscores our commitment to collaborative creation with customers and partners, and being a true innovation partner. I am delighted to have such a strong and experienced key executive leadership team and confident that we have the right team in place to make Hitachi Vantara Thailand a formidable future-facing digital company."

About Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.hitachivantara.com.

About Hitachi ,Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.


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