Senior ICT expert Tsuneo Tatara joins Kerlink team to support the company’s expansion in Japan
THORIGNÉ FOUILLARD, France – Nov. 13th, 2017, 09:00 AM CET – Kerlink (ALKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in network solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Tsuneo Tatara, a senior professional in Japan’s information and communications technology (ICT) industries, joins its team as country manager to guide Kerlink’s expansion in Japan.
Tatara brings more than 40 years of professional experience with companies whose businesses spanned Japan, Canada and India. His expertise ranges from engineering and business development to sales and marketing, working with international fixed-operators and mobile telcos, telecom vendors and Japanese multinational companies (MNCs).
Prior to joining Kerlink, Tatara held a variety of senior positions at SoftBank, Japan Telecom (now SoftBank), Tata Communications and CNCP Communications in Canada. During his career, he led many international projects with major carriers, including France Telecom, Verizon and AT&T, and with CAPEX ranging from $100 million to $1.5 billion.
“Tsuneo Tatara has built a stellar career with his combination of deep expertise in ICT, his ability to identify solid business-development opportunities and his understanding of the importance of relationships in multinational, multicultural environments,” said Kerlink CEO William Gouesbet. “Kerlink is very pleased to have Tsuneo on our team, as we extend our international expansion efforts to Japan, a key market for low-power, wide-area IoT networks (LPWA).”
“Kerlink is rapidly emerging as the leading global provider of turnkey solutions for deploying and operatingLoRaWANTM networks,” Tatara said. “This success illustrates both the excellence of its solutions and thecompany’s focus on customer satisfaction and relationship building. This combination of technology and service will be well received by Japanese ICT companies and smart-city proponents.”
Tsuneo Tatara, Arnaud Boulay, Kerlink’s APAC sales director, and Didier Larrieu, Kerlink’s chief sales officer, participate in Business France’s tour of Japan on Nov. 13-15.