NTT DATA Group Corporation Leaders
Director, Audit & Supervisory Committee Member
Role: Akihiko Okada was appointed Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member of NTT DATA Group Corporation in 2023.
Responsibilities: As a member of the Audit & Supervisory Committee, Akihiko conducts statutory and occasional issues audits, and provides advice on business management and operations from a governance perspective.
Experience: Akihiko joined NTT DATA Corporation as a Director and Audit & Supervisory Committee Member in June 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Chairperson of the Board at NTT TC Leasing Co., Ltd. He led the financial business of NTT Group as a Representative Director of both NTT TC Leasing and NTT Finance Corporation.
NTT Group's finance business supports the group's SI business and sales of information and telecommunications equipment to streamline the group's balance sheet and off-balance sheet, using finance leases and other financing methods. In relation to NTT DATA, NTT Group's financial business has played a significant role in supporting NTT DATA's sales and financial activities through its group financing, including providing leases to clients and Cash Management System (CMS).
Furthermore, Akihiko contributed to the launch of NTT West Corporation following NTT's reorganization in 1999. He led NTT West's Chugoku and Kyushu regions while also overseeing company-wide marketing as a director.
Additional information: Akihiko graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Hitotsubashi University in March 1981.