I was recently named to succeed our previous President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hiroo Unoura. I am delighted to have the honor of guiding the company forward in these extremely challenging yet exciting times.
The NTT Group is accelerating its transformation toward becoming “Your Value Partner.” By offering quality services to customers, shareholders, partners, local communities, and all of our other stakeholders, and earning their trust, we are doing our best to contribute to the enrichment of society.
Looking at the business environment, the geopolitical situation makes the future increasingly difficult to predict, and there are astounding developments taking place in the realms of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are also significant events on the horizon in Japan, such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, and the migration from PSTN scheduled for 2024.
In these rapidly changing times, the NTT Group will undertake a digital transformation, while supporting our customers as they make a similar transformation, rooted in our concept of Shared Values—the core principles that support our activities—which are “Connect,” “Trust,” and “Integrity." At the same time, the NTT Group will capitalize on its rich pool of talent, technologies, and fixed assets such as real estate in the nurturing of new business, and pursue management with consideration for Environment, Society, and Governance (ESG) standards with the goal of realizing sustainable growth in the medium- and long-term.
I thank you in advance for your understanding and support, which are more valuable than ever as we embark upon a great new journey.
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Representative Member of the Board