Toshiba Software India, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, has announced the appointment of Takashi Ishikawa as its new Managing Director. Effective February 1, 2018, Ishikawa is appointed to lead TSIP to the next level of growth across company’s software solution business in the country. Ishikawa replaces Hidehido Koka, who has played an integral role in the company’s growth and development in India. Under his leadership, TSIP expanded its consumer outreach, built stronger teams with over 1,000 employees, established new offices, and consistently exceeded sales and profitability.
Koka said, “It was an enriching and a humbling experience for me. After heading India operations for seven years, I can confidently state that the stint in India remains the most memorable one. The diversity of people, their culture and the unique business opportunity and challenges that India posed is enormous and one of its kind.”
Takashi Ishikawa commented, “Toshiba Software India is an intrinsic part of the Group’s digital and software transformation. Hidehido Koka has played an instrumental role in expanding the business and establishing TSIP as a leader in providing software solutions at all layers of software architecture. Our ‘across and beyond’ philosophy is in line with the group’s commitment to Make-in-India and Export-from-India, aimed at establishing TSIP as a technology hub for industries like robotics and AI, move from off-shore development to becoming a Centre of Excellence for companies entering India, and expand our operations to systems solution development, consultancy, and hardware development, while focusing on our quality assurance.”
Ishikawa is a Toshiba veteran for almost three decades and has been associated with many new product developments. He also has three year experience as the President of a Toshiba subsidiary – Toshiba Software Consulting Corporation. He joined TSIP in June 2014 and since then, established a Global IT Training course and contributed business expansion of TSIP by leading the software development projects in Social Infrastructure Division as the General Manager.