NEC today announced the appointment of Jason Price as its next President and CEO – ANZ.
Mr Price, who will start immediately, joins NEC ANZ after a long and decorated career at IBM, where he most recently held the position of Vice President & General Manager – IBM Technology, Australia & New Zealand, leading all consolidated IBM technology business units.
Mr Price’s announcement was made to NEC Australia staff by NEC’s Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Office, Mitsuhiro Murooka, who said that Mr Price’s appointment came after a thorough global search before choosing Mr Price to continue NEC Australia’s growth and drive its strategy forward.
“On behalf of NEC Australia, we are so pleased to announce Jason as our next President and CEO – an outstanding candidate with strong technology experience across the Australia and New Zealand region,” said Mr Murooka.
“Jason has a strong track record of growth, implementation and delivery, is a proven leader managing large teams, and we are confident he will make NEC Australia’s star continue to soar.”
Mr Price said he was proud and humbled to be appointed to the role, to be part of such an iconic tech brand and was looking forward to hitting the ground running.
“I feel fortunate to be joining at a time when we can capitalise on the growth opportunities available, and continue developing offerings that help ensure every Australian, no matter where they are, is ready, resilient and resolute for a digital future,” he said.
“NEC Australia has been long been the trusted partners for business and government to connect Australians to a brighter future, and I look forward to working closely with the teams in Australia and New Zealand to continue that success into the future.”
Mr Murooka thanked Mike Mrdak for his support and steady hand during time as Executive Chair & CEO – ANZ and confirmed that he will now be resuming his role as Chair.
“We are so pleased to continue to have Mike’s sharp and strategic mind continuing to play a role in our long-term growth strategy, as we continue to work towards orchestrating a brighter world.”