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  • 24 November 2017 10:35

BackOffice Associates appoints Hirohiko Hashimoto to lead Japan expansion

Experienced executive brings broad connections and expertise to the role

BackOffice Associates, the worldwide leader in information governance and data stewardship solutions, announced today the appointment of Hirohiko Hashimoto as Country Manager, Japan to lead the company’s expansion for Japan. Hashimoto-san has 28 years of experience working in high-level technology roles in Japan, having held executive and leading positions with Indian and US-based IT companies.

Hashimoto-san is already well-known to leading organisations, resellers and vendors in Japan, working with a variety of companies in his consulting and sales roles for numerous years. His experience will bring BackOffice Associates a new leadership direction, focused on providing customers with improved system services and operations through better utilisation of their data.

“There are vast opportunities to help modernise companies in Japan, starting with improved data governance. Better data assets will lead to better customer satisfaction and business processes. Big enterprise in Japan knows it has to change, but there are countless data silos and legacy systems that need to modernise. BackOffice Associates works across CRM, ERP and SAP S/4HANA®, to support all of the initiatives and systems that lead to modernisation and business development,” said Hashimoto-san.

Hashimoto-san will look to grow BackOffice Associates’ business in markets such as finance, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and transportation. The appointment heralds a period of growth for BackOffice Associates in Japan, with more hires to be announced soon.

“Data is a critical element of success for any company across all markets, and with over 500 large enterprise customers globally, BackOffice Associates is uniquely positioned to help. We can initially focus on their pain points and then grow with them to support their data and quality governance efforts,” said Hashimoto-san.

Krish Datta, CEO of Asia Pacific Japan and the Middle East for BackOffice Associates, said of the appointment, “This is a significant step for our business in the region and cements our commitment to Japan, especially at a time when Japan is going through a phase of change and openness. With our local office and staff, we will bring the much needed expertise around modernising and transforming data from legacy systems to newer cloud and hybrid applications like SAP S/4HANA, SAP® Ariba®, Infor and others. Our deep skills and experience around implementing the best Budgeting, Planning and Financial reporting systems, will also be of interest to businesses in Japan.”

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