6 March 2018 – NTT DATA, the global IT innovator, announced a new leadership structure to accelerate the unification of the three NTT DATA Group companies operating in the EMEA and Latin America region: NTT DATA EMEA, itelligence and everis.
Benito Vázquez, the current CEO of everis, has been appointed deputy head of NTT DATA’s EMEA and Latin America region, effective immediately. In addition to accelerating the unification process, this role will provide clarity in the leadership structure and drive accountability for growth and optimization across the region. Vázquez will report directly to Koji Ito, senior vice president and head of NTT DATA’s EMEA and Latin America region.
NTT DATA also announced the following leadership changes which will be effective April 1, 2018.
Patrizio Mapelli, the current CEO of the NTT DATA Group company NTT DATA EMEA, will retire, and will have no operational responsibilities. We have asked him to assume the role of senior advisor, as well as chairman of NTT DATA Italia on both roles he has agreed. Benito Vázquez will assume the responsibilities as CEO of NTT DATA EMEA.
Eduardo Serra will be named president of everis, taking over the role from Fernando Francés who will be retiring from everis. Fritz Hoderlein, who is currently responsible for the everis business across EMEA, will assume the role of CEO of everis, previously held by Vázquez. Vázquez will continue to serve on the everis board of directors.
Norbert Rotter, will continue in his current role as CEO of itelligence and NTT DATA Business Solutions group.
Benito Vázquez has been the CEO of everis since 2004. When NTT DATA Corporation acquired everis in 2014, Vázquez continued to lead everis, growing the Spanish-headquartered IT service provider into a respected and trusted partner across the EMEA and Latin America region. Prior to everis, Vázquez held numerous corporate leadership positions at a number of companies.
“I want to sincerely thank Fernando Francés and Patrizio Mapelli for their leadership, commitment and contributions in growing their respective businesses,” said Kaz Nishihata, representative director and senior executive vice president of NTT DATA Corporation. “Because of their achievements, we are now positioned to take the next step in building a unified organization across the EMEA and Latin America region.”
Koji Ito, senior vice president and head of NTT DATA’s EMEA and Latin America region, said: “We are excited about the energy, passion and leadership capabilities Benito Vázquez brings to accelerate the unification across the three NTT DATA Group companies in the region”.
“I am truly honored to be inheriting such a strong business complemented by a strong leadership team and deep and diverse professionals,” Vázquez said. “This is a great opportunity to help NTT DATA take this next step toward becoming a trusted partner for our global clients, and firmly believe we can deliver even more value as a unified organization. I offer my full commitment to achieve this, together with the support of my colleagues.”