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Hitachi Data Systems Strengthens ASEAN Leadership Team with Two New Appointments

Press release   •   Jul 14, 2017 10:53 +08

Joe Ong (left) and Tan Chang Huong (right) appointed new leadership roles at Hitachi Data Systems

SINGAPORE, July 14, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced two new leadership appointments in the ASEAN team: Joe Ong has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager, Hitachi Data Systems, ASEAN and Tan Chang Huong has been appointed Managing Director, Hitachi Data Systems, Singapore, to grow market share within its core business while also delivering on the company’s long-term goals for Social Innovation.

In his new role, Joe will be spearheading the overall ASEAN business portfolio. Joe has been with Hitachi Data Systems since 2012. As the Managing Director for Singapore and Vietnam, Joe has led the local teams for the last 5 years to grow their business by more than 100 percent.

As the Managing Director for Hitachi Data Systems in Singapore, Tan Chang Huong will be responsible for implementing and driving Hitachi Data Systems’ transformation. Prior to his new role, Chang Huong was the District Director who led the Public Sector team, driving strong growth in HDS’ defence and homeland security business.

“Hitachi Data Systems is committed to driving growth in the region. The ASEAN market is a highly diversified marketplace with a mixture of economies with various maturity, different cultures and great talent. We are confident that both Joe and Chang Houng will lead the company and provide strategic direction to drive growth and expand business throughout ASEAN, capturing emerging opportunities in this fast-growing region,” said Mark Ablett, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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