Akihiro Ishizuka has been Chairman & CEO of NTT DATA Asia Pacific since 2021. Within this role, he is in charge of the IT consulting and digital solution provider headquartered in Singapore. NTT DATA Asia Pacific supports multinational corporations, primarily in automotive, electronics, retailers, banking, and insurance industries in the rapidly growing APAC market, by leveraging our accumulated experiences in NTT DATA Group across the world.
He started his career at NTT DATA as a systems engineer in 1991 and has since accumulated over 20 years of internet/mobile banking and retail payment services experience. Mr. Ishizuka has been involved in a wide range of business development and sales/marketing to financial institutions, merchants, and billers. He is also an in-company entrepreneur who has established and introduced convenience store payment, account aggregation service, and web bill presentment services.
Throughout his time in the company, Mr. Ishizuka has also led the expansion of NTT DATA’s payment business outside of Japan, as Head of Global Payments and Services Davison, and managing eight countries’ payment businesses in APAC: Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.
Apart from payment businesses, he had been dedicated to corporate strategy and overseas group companies’ management, engaging in the strategic restructurings of group companies in Japan and Europe, and Brazil.
He holds a bachelor’s in social science from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. He has also delivered the research report “QR Code Merchant Payments. A growth opportunity for mobile money providers” on behalf of the GSM Association in the UK in 2020.
Mr. Ishuzuka is qualified as an Industrial Counselor for the Japan Industrial Counselors Association and has been an ultra-marathon runner within Asia.