NTT DATA Group Corporation Leaders
Director and Senior Executive Vice President
Kazuhiro Nishihata has been the Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer of NTT DATA, Inc. since 2022 and the Director and Senior Executive Vice President of NTT DATA Group Corporation since 2023.
Mr. Nishihata is responsible for leading operations outside Japan at NTT DATA.
He focuses on evolving the global business and promoting collaboration globally within NTT DATA and NTT at large to help clients address their key business challenges locally and globally, while elevating the NTT brand across the globe.
Mr. Nishihata engaged in developing NTT's global business when it initially started to broaden its business across wider geographies in 1997.
In 2009, he was appointed to oversee the global business at NTT DATA. After serving as Advisor to NTT DATA between 2018 and 2019, he was once again appointed as SEVP to lead the global business at NTT DATA in 2019.
Prior to working for NTT DATA, Mr. Nishihata was Managing Director for NTT Europe and was also appointed President and CEO for NTT Europe Online in July 2006. He was responsible for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for NTT Communications.
Mr. Nishihata is qualified for the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test and teaches Japanese to students worldwide.
He holds a master's degree in electronic physics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.