Saturday, November 25, 2017


NTT future-proofs for Brexit with new UK CEO



Head of Telco Media, Insurance Consulting and Digital replaces former CEO Steve Mitchener.

NTT’s consulting and IT services business arm NTT Data has appointed a new CEO for its UK-based operations following the stepping down of former CEO Steve Mitchener in May 2017.

The company has now named of Simon Williams to the role who was previously NTT Data’s Head of Telco Media, Insurance Consulting and Digital.

He started the consultancy Value Team in 2008 as CEO. After the NTT DATA acquisition of Value Team in 2012, he has held full P&L accountability for Telco Media, Insurance Consulting and Digital at NTT DATA UK and is also responsible for global client account development.

Williams has over 23 years of experience in professional services and systems integration, working across many industries including Telco, Media, Financial Services and Public Sector.

His international experience includes working in ten countries and launching operators in India and Hungary.

Williams said: “I am privileged to have been asked to lead NTT DATA in the UK.  We are built on a foundation of excellent delivery, strong teamwork and innovation and I am excited to continue working with such a talented team.

“As a business, we pride ourselves on building long-term relationships based around advisory services and strategic transformation.

“Our delivery quality has helped us grow by over 20 per cent year-on-year for the past four years and our focus on quality has helped ensure long-term, sustainable client relationships.

“NTT Data UK has a fantastic offering and I am excited to take on the role of CEO as our business continues to go from strength to strength.”

Patrizio Mapelli, NTT Data CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “I am delighted that Simon has accepted the role.  He will drive growth in the UK with consulting-led client engagement, enabling our clients to create value through technology innovation and transformational change.”