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NEC Corporation elevates Aalok Kumar to head global smart city business

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NEC Corporation elevates Aalok Kumar

NEC Corporation elevates Aalok KumarHe will continue to lead the business in IndiaKumar will spearhead the Global Smart Cities Business

Japanese IT service provider NEC Corporation has elevated Aalok Kumar, Chairman, President, and CEO of the company to Corporate Officer & Senior Vice President – Head of Global Smart City Business. He will continue to lead the business in India.

He will continue to forge partnerships with the government and private sector in accordance with the company’s vision of “In India, for India” and “From India, for Global,” according to a statement from the company.

Kumar will lead NEC Corporation’s Global Smart Cities Business, a leading provider of IT and network technologies, as part of his new roles and responsibilities, drawing on his extensive experience in senior leadership roles in business transformation, performance improvement, and margin expansion. Aside from that, Kumar will be in charge of establishing a global Smart City Centre of Excellence in India.

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The Tokyo-based company stated that it intends to build a strong Global Smart City vertical, with India playing a key role in shaping this.

“Having spearheaded some of our biggest marquee projects for both public and private organisations in his time at NEC Corporation India, Aalok has played a pivotal role in cementing NEC Corporation’s position as a trusted digital transformation partner to the Government and enterprises of India,” said Takayuki Morita, President and CEO, NEC Corporation. His new position as a Corporate Officer and NEC management member in charge of India demonstrates NEC’s commitment to and importance of the market.”

Kumar, a graduate of St. Stephens College in Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, has nearly three decades of experience in senior leadership roles in business transformation, performance improvement, and margin expansion.

Kumar worked as a Senior Vice President at McKinsey & Company before becoming President and CEO of NEC India in 2020. He has also worked for GE Healthcare, GE Capital, and ABN Amro Bank.