Yo Honma is president and Chief Executive Officer of NTT DATA Corporation, a leading global IT services provider headquartered in Tokyo specializing in consulting, system development and business IT outsourcing with over 133,000 employees in more than 53 countries worldwide.
Before being named president and CEO in June 2018, Mr. Honma was responsible for the Japan and Asia Region as representative director and senior executive vice president. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Enterprise IT segment where he defined clear objectives and significantly improved employee motivation and performance, increasing the segment's operating income by over 50%. Previous positions include heading up the President's Office as well as leading the Public Relations Department.
Mr. Honma also has extensive experience in the financial services sector and made significant contributions to major system development projects in the Japanese financial services sector such as Zengin Data Telecommunication System (a nationwide online network system for domestic funds transfers covering almost all private banks in Japan) and CAFIS (Credit and Finance Information System), a Japanese nationwide network infrastructure for credit card transactions.
Mr. Honma holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Tohoku University. He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (known as NTT) in 1980.
Mr. Honma is the author of "Green Tomato – Key messages for corporate management surviving in the digital era", where he shares real-life cases and encourages Japanese business leaders to drive digital transformation.