NTT Ltd., the new USD 11 billion global technology services company, has announced the appointment of John Lombard as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Asia Pacific. His appointment took effect on 1 July 2019, and he will be responsible for NTT’s global business in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan and Australia.
Launched today, NTT Ltd. is a world-leading global technology services company that brings together the capabilities of 28 companies, including NTT Security, NTT Communications, and Dimension Data into one global business. It offers clients worldwide access to the best technology and services to address their challenges in one place.
John Lombard has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific of NTT Ltd. effective 1 July 2019. As the CEO, John manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for Asia Pacific. NTT Ltd. was incorporated on 1 July 2019 to bring together 28 businesses, including Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT Security, into a single global technology services company. John joined Dimension Data Asia Pacific as CEO in May 2016, with over 25 years of leadership and management consulting experience. Prior to Dimension Data, John worked for SAP as Head of Services for Asia Pacific Japan, as well as the CEO and Managing Director of Crowe Howarth. During his time at SAP, he was responsible for services and support across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific Japan region and was central to driving the company’s Cloud Services, Consulting, Custom Development, and Education portfolio. John is also the co-founder of #HeforShe for LeanIn Asia, which helps create an environment that enables women to #LeanIn to their careers and passions. He also serves on the board of directors of Very Special Arts Singapore. John holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
Lombard joined Dimension Data as the Asia Pacific CEO in May 2016. He joined from SAP, where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Services, responsible for services and support. Prior to SAP, Lombard was the CEO and Managing Director of Crowe Horwath Australasia Ltd. (formerly WHK Group), which was Australia and New Zealand’s largest publicly listed integrated financial and business advisory company.
Lombard comments, “I am very honoured and excited to take on this enlarged responsibility for the integrated NTT global business in Asia Pacific. There is a lot of work to be done over the next few months as we will be working to integrate a total of 28 companies into a world-class technology services organization. I am confident that the new integrated NTT family is stronger with expanded capabilities, unparalleled talent pool, and financial strength. This strength puts us in the prime position to become the industry leader, to help clients navigate complex market developments and find new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.”