NTT names Goodall's successor

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NTT has named its new global CEO following the news that Jason Goodall is to step down next year.

Goodall – who earlier this month announced he is to leave the companyafter 23 years –  is to stay on as CEO until June 2021. Former McKinsey & Company exec Abhijit Dubey (pictured right) will join NTT for a transition period from early February, officially taking on CEO duties from 1 April 2021.

Dubey said of his appointment: “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead this next chapter for NTT Ltd.  NTT is privileged to be a critical technology services partner for many of the world’s leading companies and public sector organisations, with employees in over 73 countries around the world.

"With many NTT clients accelerating their digital transformation because of the global pandemic, there has never been a more important time for the technology industry to deliver for the world. I am passionate about NTT’s purpose, strategy, and part it will play to help clients, employees and communities leverage technology for good. 

"I am very much looking forward to working with the team," he continued.  

With more than 20 years of global advisory work under his belt, Dubey founded and led McKinsey’s global cloud-computing work for nearly a decade, and led the firm’s software work in North America.

He studied at Stanford and the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, and will be based out of London for his new role.

Earlier this month, Theresa Jones was named chief revenue officer of NTT's security division. She will report to security division CEO Matt Gyde and will drive security solutions for clients in collaboration with the security leadership team and other divisions. She will also drive NTT’s future sales strategy in the security business, whilst ensuring alignment with both the business's objectives and go to markets strategy.