June 21, 2012: KVH Appoints Veteran International Sales Executive Christopher Young
- Accelerating Asia-Pacific Expansion to Address Diversified IT Services Needs -
Press release: June 21, 2012
Tokyo, June 21, 2012 - KVH Co., Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform, today announced that Mr. Christopher Young has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Service Provider and International Market Group. Mr. Young is a 29-year veteran of the ICT industry with a proven track record in sales leadership and will be responsible for overseeing KVH’s sales to service providers worldwide and to enterprise customers across Asia Pacific.
To address the diversified IT services needs of financial services and other information-intensive industries, KVH has been extending its geographic reach with high-quality and best practice service models from Japan to other major Asia Pacific cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul/Busan, Sydney, and Chicago. Leveraging his extensive experience and expertise in global ICT business, Mr. Young will play a key role in strengthening and accelerating KVH’s expansion.
Ted Higase, President and Chief Executive Officer of KVH said, “Expansion beyond Japan into Asia Pacific is a key component of our growth strategy. KVH continues to invest in its own facilities and overseas offices to deliver a wide-range of capabilities including IT services, data center, cloud services, and managed network. Chris is a key addition to our business, and will focus on the expansion of our overseas offices to accelerate our business in the Asia Pacific market.”
Mr. Young, Senior Vice President of Service Provider and International Market Group of KVH said, “I’m very excited to join KVH and look forward to executing on our strategies to grow our business across Asia Pacific. We will take the initiative to strengthen KVH’s position in the Asia Pacific market.”
Most recently, Mr. Young served as Vice President, Carrier Markets at Level 3 Communication and was based in Washington D.C., where he was responsible for growing Level 3’s Cable, Satellite and Wholesale Content Delivery Network (CDN) business. Mr. Young started his career with IBM, working in Hong Kong and the USA, after which he held various management and sales leadership roles at Wharf T&T Hong Kong, AT&T Asia Pacific, and Global Crossing in the Asia Pacific, Europe and in the US.
Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
KVH is an Asia Pacific IT Services and Data Center Services Provider established in Japan. KVH’s Information Delivery Platform delivers integrated cloud and network solutions and best-in-class service to its customers. KVH owns infrastructure and provides services that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information. KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.
KVH has a presence in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul/ Busan, and Chicago, and serves over 1,890 customers in broad industry segments such as financial services, manufacturing, media, gaming, and e-commerce. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvh.co.jp/en/