Hitachi Vantara builds on ANZ performance with new APAC executive appointment

Adrian Johnson

APAC Vice President, Digital Infrastructure Business Unit (DIBU), Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced a new appointment to its global leadership team: Adrian Johnson has been named the Asia Pacific vice president of its Digital Infrastructure Business Unit (DIBU). Adrian will report to Scott Worman, Chief Revenue Officer, Hitachi Vantara.

Adrian served as Hitachi Vantara’s vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand from 2019 – 2022, where he guided the team to sales and market share growth during years marked by a global pandemic. Under Adrian’s leadership, Hitachi Vantara Australia and New Zealand achieved impressive business growth since 2019, as the team helped customers to improve operations and meet business outcomes with data-driven solutions and the Hitachi Cloud Smart Framework. 

Mark Ablett, President, Digital Infrastructure Business Unit, Hitachi Vantara, commented, “Over Adrian’s 2.5 years of service leading Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) for Hitachi Vantara, he has demonstrated a passion for growth, a customer-first mindset, and a commitment to creating the right culture for our people. I am confident that Adrian is the right leader to drive APAC’s business growth.” 

In his new role, Adrian will be responsible for steering Hitachi Vantara’s business strategy across the APAC region, partnering with customers to help them successfully navigate and execute complex digital transformation journeys. In the interim, Adrian will continue to lead ANZ region until a successor is appointed.

“I am looking forward to working with experienced and customer-focused colleagues across the Asia Pacific region, as well as Hitachi Vantara’s ecosystem of partners and distributors, to maximise the insights our APAC customers gain from their data, and to support their data driven initatives with cloud smart, hybrid cloud solutions,” said Adrian. 

An industry veteran with over 20 years of IT experience that includes building and leading teams across Australia, Asia and the United States, Adrian has spearheaded high sales growth in diverse technology organisations. After serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, he held senior executive positions with Liferay Inc, Dell, Fuji Xerox, and Sun Microsystems backed by a master’s degree in business and IT.