NTT Data has announced it has promoted Fernando Apezteguia as the new CEO for NTT Data in the UK and Ireland.
Apezteguia (pictured above) has been part of the organisation for more than 20 years and, in his new role, will aim to accelerate growth and guide the business as it broadens its services across all industries in the UK and in Ireland. Apezteguia will also be responsible for helping the organisation to differentiate itself with innovative services, approaches, and asset based solutions that it can provide to clients.
Fritz Hoderlein, CEO of NTT Data in EMEA, said, “Fernando is a highly talented and innovative leader, and his passion for delivering high-quality services mixed with his background in consulting will supercharge the UK and Ireland business to create even better outcomes for our clients. I look forward to working with him more closely to grow the business both in the UK and globally.”
After joining NTT Data in 2000, Apezteguia established a strong reputation for consultancy in the financial sector, working on numerous strategic banking projects for the Santander Group in Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil and the UK. He then went on to become the Global Head of Banking for NTT Data, overseeing the banking practice across Europe, Latin America and the United States, before becoming CEO of NTT Data Brazil.
Most recently, Apezteguia was on the executive team at NTT Disruption, the NTT organisation centred on innovation and creating technology solutions for businesses, which have a positive impact on both society and people.
Fernando Apezteguia, CEO of NTT Data UK and Ireland, added, “I am confident that NTT Data will continue to go from strength to strength and maintain its growth in the UK and Ireland, thanks to our focus on quality, innovation and long-term client relationships.
“I’m passionate about the people we have and I’m very much looking forward to working closely with the leadership team to help support our talent through this period of growth. My aim is to help NTT Data to become even more diverse and inclusive, as this will enable us to think even bigger and deliver world-class services for our clients.”
NTT Data has almost tripled in size since 2019 and has expanded key accounts across public sector, financial services, telecoms and media, retail and consumer, travel and transport, energy and utilities, manufacturing and automotive. The Japanese-headquartered organisation has boosted its growth thanks to NTT Group’s investment of $3.6 billion into research and development, which has enabled the organisation to develop new technologies and solutions that will benefit both its clients and society in general.