Intermedia names Makoto Omi head of Japan operations

Intermedia names Makoto Omi head of Japan operations

20 April 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Intermedia Cloud Communications has appointed Makoto Omi as its new country president for Japan.

Omi (pictured) enters the role with 30 years of experience in unified communications having most recently served as senior vice president of NEC Platforms, where he led global operations for NEC's unified communications business, including 11 overseas subsidiaries.

Based in Tokyo and reporting to CEO Michael Gold, Omi will oversee all aspects of Intermedia's business in Japan, including sales, support, operations, business development, marketing, and strategic alliances. 

"Intermedia has created a leading cloud communications platform for partners and joining them was a natural next step for me. Intermedia offers a tightly integrated communications and collaboration platform with superior support and a partner-first go-to-market model that is ideal for the Japanese channel community,” said Omi.

“I am honoured to have joined such an innovative and impressive team, and, with the one-of-a-kind partnership that NEC and Intermedia have established, I look forward to working with NEC and its partners throughout Japan to grow our collective success in the cloud." 

The news follows a global strategic partnership between NEC with Intermedia back in April 2020. NEC chose Intermedia as its exclusive cloud communications provider and together the two have launched Unified Communications as-a-Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as-a-Service (CCaaS), video conferencing and secure file sharing solutions called NEC UNIVERGE BLUE into the market. 

"I have worked closely with Makoto as we built our NEC partnership, and over the last year of working together, I have been impressed with his management and industry expertise, his significant accomplishments, and the well-earned respect that he has garnered throughout NEC and the Japanese business communications market," said Michael Gold.

"Makoto has a deep understanding of what is necessary for us to win in NEC's largest market, and he has the abilities, leadership, and drive to make it happen. There is no better person to lead Intermedia's business in Japan and, needless to say, we are very excited to have him join us."