Your Guide To The New NTT Limited Global Leadership Team!

NTT Limited, the new global technology services behemoth created from the merger of 28 tech companies, just unveiled their global leadership team.

Here is your guide to the new NTT Limited Global Leadership Team!


Introducing NTT Limited

Created from 28 tech companies, NTT Limited is a US$11 billion tech behemoth that can now deliver new capabilities on a global scale.

  • Clients access to a more comprehensive rangeand greater depth of skills across multiple technologies and capabilities
  • Global technology and managed services that are world leading in scale and depth
  • Improved ability to deliver more in-depth industry solutions for our clients
  • World-class managed services platforms with the ability to deliver local customizations to meet clients’ needs in each market
  • Increased investment in innovation and R&D.


The New NTT Limited Global Leadership Team

NTT Limited will be headquartered in London, with the following leaders helming it :

Global Chief Executive Office and Acting CEO for NTT Americas : Jason Goodall

Jason is global CEO for NTT. He holds a CA (SA) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Prior to becoming global CEO, Jason was CEO of Dimension Data.

Chairman : Tsunehisa Okuno

Tsunehisa is the Executive Vice President, Head of Global Business for the NTT Group. He’s responsible for planning and executing the global strategy.

Tsunehisa joined NTT in 1983. Since then he was engaged in network service promotion and corporate planning including the global strategy of NTT Group.

Tsunehisa graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Executive Programme.

Senior Executive Vice President, ICT Infrastructure Services : Masaaki Moribayashi

Masaaki is responsible for driving growth and delivery of our IT Infrastructure Services portfolio, including data center, cloud, voice and video, and network.

Masaaki joined NTT Public Corporation in 1984, following his graduation from Hokkaido University, where he studied a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering.

He also has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Alfred University in New York.

Senior Executive Vice President, Transformation and Platform Services : Bill Padfield

Bill is responsible for driving growth and delivery for transformation and platform services- including consulting, technical, support, managed, and security services.

Bill was previously the Group Chief Operating Officer of Services for Dimension Data. He has 39 years of IT and telecom industry experience in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

Chief Finance Officer : Dave Sherriffs

As Chief Finance Officer for NTT, Dave is responsible for the finance function, including corporate governance and stewardship, statutory reporting, budgeting, and large-deal governance.

Dave previously managed the financial strategy of Dimension Data. He first joined the Dimension Data Group as part of the Corporate Finance Team in 1997, later becoming the Vice President of Business Development Europe in 2000.

In 2003, he became the Group Executive for Operations, and since 2004, has been Chief Finance Officer.

Chief Strategy Office : Takanobu Maeda

Takanobu is is responsible for leading the NTT Strategy Council, documenting agreed corporate strategy, creating process to share the strategy internally and externally, and defining key metrics to measure, and drive their strategy execution.

Takanobu began his career in telecommunications at NTT Corporation in April 1988, following his graduation with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan.

Chief Human Resources Officer : Marilyn Chaplin

As Chief Human Resources Officer for NTT, Marilyn leads and develops a strategy that enables execution of the new global operating company’s vision, and the realization of its long-term business objectives.

She has over 30 years’ experience in both the corporate and academic world. Previously, she has worked for major multinational companies where she held senior marketing and HR positions and has lectured at leading international business schools.

Chief Information Officer : Neil Louw

Neil is responsible for establishing enterprise-wide IT strategy and owning overall IT operations and maintenance.

Neil was previously Group Chief Information Officer for Dimension Data, managing the company’s digital assets.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rhodes University in South Africa.

Chief Marketing Officer : Ruth Rowan

Ruth is responsible for leading their marketing function, she is accountable for marketing strategies and policies in order to ensure global brand position and product strategies to support our business ambitions.

Ruth holds a Master of Human Sciences from Oxford University, and a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) diploma. She’s an active member and Fellow of the Marketing Society and was the Founding Chair of the Society in Asia in 2013.

Chief Technology Officer : Ettienne Reinecke

Ettienne is responsible for their technology strategy and standards, positioning their capabilities with external stakeholders, and providing input into new-offer creation.

Ettienne holds a Master of Engineering, Computer Systems, and Digital Networking from the University of Pretoria, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Chief Go-To-Market Practices Officer : Paolo Masselli

As Chief Go-To-Market Practices Officer, Paolo is responsible for designing our go-to-market strategy and sales operations guidelines.

Paolo holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa.

Chief Strategic Solutions Officer : Naoki Kajita

Naoki looks after large full-stack offers that span their collective capabilities, as well as productizing appropriate, repeatable offerings for deployment by regions.

Naoki began his career at NTT Corporation in April 1987, following his graduation from Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan with a Bachelor of Arts in British and American Studies, Foreign Language Faculty.

He also has an MBA in Global Business from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.

Chief Global Business Officer : Andrew Briggs

Andrew’s role is to maximize sales, profitability, and client satisfaction for NTT Limited global and international clients.

He has an MBA from the University of Stirling in Scotland and holds a Bachelor of Business Economics from Paisley College of Technology.

He also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Change Agent Skills and Strategies at the University of Surrey.

CEO NTT Security : Matthew Gyde

As Chief Executive Officer, NTT Security, Matt is responsible for executing the security strategy, services, and go-to-market.

Matt was previously the Group Executive of Security for Dimension Data. Matt joined Datacraft-Asia in 2006, as the Asia General Manager of Security Solutions, and has since held several roles during his tenure with Dimension Data.

CEO, NTT Australia : Steve Nola

As Chief Executive Officer, Australia for NTT, Steve manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology majoring in Robotics.

In 2010, he was inducted into ARN’s Hall of Fame for his pioneering work in the ICT industry and his entrepreneurial flair.

CEO, NTT APAC : John Lombard

As Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific for NTT, John manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for the region.

John was previously CEO of the Asia Pacific region for Dimension Data, with over 25 years of leadership and management consulting experience.

Before joining Dimension Data, John worked for SAP as Head of Services for Asia Pacific Japan, as well as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Crowe Howarth.

CEO, NTT Europe : Andrew Coulsen

As Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific for NTT, Andrew manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for the region.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Sydney, Australia, and sits on the Board of Directors for over 22 companies.

CEO, NTT Middle East and Africa : Grant Bodley

As Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and Africa for NTT, Andrew manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for the region.

Grant was previously Chief Executive Officer for Dimension Data Middle East & Africa. From 2007- 2012, he held the position of Business Head: Middle East & Africa IT Outsourcing for Dimension Data.

Since then he has held dual positions for the role of Sales Director for Middle East & Africa, as well as Chief Executive Officer. Grant holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Administration from the University of Stellenbosch.


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