Takahiro Kato Assumes Position of Chairman of McAfee Japan
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 20, 2009 - McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today announced the appointment of Masanori Osuga as president of Japan, reporting to Michael DeCesare, executive vice president of sales operations. Takahiro Kato has assumed the role of Chairman of McAfee Japan.
Osuga begins as “incoming president” immediately, and will assume the role of president on June 1st. He will be responsible for sales across both McAfee’s consumer and enterprise segments and will be located in McAfee’s Tokyo, Japan office.
“This appointment completes an extensive search for a new president for McAfee Japan,” said DeCesare. “We thank Kato-san for his more than 10 years of leadership and commitment, and look forward to his continued support as he moves into the planned role of Chairman on June 1st.”
“Osuga’s more than 20 years of global sales experience, along with his enterprise background in leading multi-billion dollar sales organizations, will help us continue to align our company to best meet the needs of our diverse customers and channel partners,” said DeCesare. “He has an excellent reputation in the partner community and the qualities we need to take our business to the next level.”
Osuga joins McAfee from Juniper Networks, Inc., where he held the position of country manager and vice president of Japan. In this position, Osuga was responsible for the company’s service provider business across Japan. This also includes successfully merging companies such as Netscreen Networks, Redline, Peribit and Acorn. Prior to Juniper Networks, Osuga was country manager of Japan at Unisphere Networks, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2002. Osuga also held positions at AT&T Japan and NEC System Integration and Construction Ltd., with roles in contract management and sales.
“I am pleased to join McAfee at such an exciting time in the company’s history,” said Osuga. “The company continues to take market share and outpace the growth of other companies in its space, which is a true testament that its strategy is working. I look forward to using my extensive sales experience and management abilities to generate additional opportunities in Japan.”
Osuga holds a Law degree from Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan.
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