NTT Data Corporation , Head of Global Payments Division
Akihiro is Head of Global Payments & Services Division, NTT Data Corporation, Top 10 global IT provider and the largest payment service provider in Japan, with operating nation-wide domestic fund transfer network service to retail payment network services such as CAFIS and Multi-payment Network Service.
He started his carrier as a systems engineer at NTT Data in 1991. With more than 15 years of internet/mobile banking and retail payment services, he has been involved in a wide range of business development and sales/marketing to financial institutions, billers and merchants. He is also an in-company entrepreneur who established and introduced combini payment, account aggregation service and web bill presentment services.
Apart from payment businesses, he was involved in corporate strategy division and overseas group companies’ management for the past several years. Thus he had been engaged to restructuring and rebuilding of group companies not only in Japan but also Europe and Brazil.
Currently he is in charge of expanding NTT Data’s payment business to outside Japan and managing 5 countries’ payment businesses in APAC: Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China. Through the past over 40 years experiences in Japanese payment market, NTT Data is trying to transfer its expertise and knowledge to global market and he is keen to contribute to realize more advanced and convenient payment society all over the world.
In addition, he is a chairman of VietUnion Online Services in Ho Chi Minh City and a director of NTT Data Asia Pacific in Singapore.