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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Fujitsu Asia Appoints Gavin Selkirk as Regional Chief Executive Officer

Fujitsu Asia, a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, today announced Mr.Gavin Selkirk as Regional Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Asia, effective 1 February 2012, and replaces Mr. Lawrence Wee who has left to pursue other opportunities.

Mr. Selkirk brings to Fujitsu his leadership expertise, as well as his global experience in managing business services,

to drive business growth and profitability of Fujitsu Asia’s operations in ASEAN. As the CEO of Fujitsu Asia, Mr. Selkirk will work with the leadership team to focus on performance and accountability as the business looks to increase its market position in ASEAN and contributing to the overall Asia strategy.

Prior to joining Fujitsu Asia, Gavin served as the Corporate Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan of software provider, Computer Associates (CA). In his eight years in CA, Gavin held various management roles in Australia and Asia Pacific, where he played a key role in growing and managing the regional Asia Pacific and Japan business. Before shifting his focus to this region, he was based in the CA headquarters in New York as the Executive Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Global CEO. Gavin was based in Japan and ran CA’s domestic business operations before moving to New York. Mr. Selkirk has over 20 years of experience in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Previously he held key positions with Avnet Computers, SAS Institute and Vodafone.

Mr. Rod Vawdrey, Corporate Senior Vice President and President, Global Business Group shares, “ASEAN is a strategically important market for Fujitsu, as well as for many of our customers. We are confident that Gavin’s experience will ensure that Fujitsu will continue to take advantage of fast growing technology areas such as cloud services, technology convergence and mobility computing to increase our market share across both mature and emerging markets within ASEAN”.

“I look forward to working with the team to develop and innovate from the customers’ perspective while working in close collaboration with customers. I hope to capitalise upon Fujitsu’s constant pursuit of innovation to help our customers address their challenges, stay ahead of competition and more importantly help them create new business opportunities,” said Mr. Selkirk, who will be based in Singapore for his new role.

Mr. Selkirk graduated from University of New South Wales with a diploma in Business Management. Before launching his career in ICT, Mr. Selkirk spent eight years with the Royal Australian Navy where he was responsible for planning and providing financial recommendations on a range of issues to support the Australian Naval Fleet.

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