Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand announces new CEO


Fujitsu has announced Graeme Beardsell has been appointed to the role of CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, and will commence in the role on November 5, 2020.

Graeme is an accomplished technology executive with over 30 years of experience in senior management, profit and loss (P&L), sales, consulting, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and product management roles across start-ups and well-established companies, such as IBM, Salesforce, Experian and Akamai. Over the past 20 years, Graeme has been working in the Asia Pacific region, during which time he has lived in several different countries. Graeme will join Fujitsu from Akamai, where he led the business across 15 countries in Asia Pacific for the past six years. As managing director for Asia Pacific & Japan at Akamai, Graeme has grown the business more than threefold, and driven strategies for investment and people development.

Hidenori Furuta, COO & CTO, head of Global Solutions Business, head of International Regions at Fujitsu Limited said, “It is with regret I am announcing today that, after 10 years of successfully leading Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, Mike Foster and Fujitsu have mutually agreed on his departure on October 31, 2020. Mike has had many successes over the years as Fujitsu’s leader in Oceania, having most recently implemented a new operating model for the region. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike for his leadership and contribution to Fujitsu over the past decade, and to wish him all the success in his future endeavours”.

Hidenori Furuta reaffirmed Fujitsu’s commitment to the region, saying, “I’m confident that Graeme’s international experience, breadth of knowledge and expertise will be great assets to drive business growth and to accelerate our transformation journey in the region.”

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand remains firmly focused on customers, partners and employees during this time of transition and in the future.

Graeme will be based in Melbourne, Australia, and will report to Hidenori Furuta, COO & CTO, head of Global Solutions Business, head of International Regions and Kazuo Yuasa, vice head of International Regions at Fujitsu Limited.