Intermedia Hires Country President for Japan

Intermedia Cloud Communications, a provider of cloud communications solutions, announced that Makoto Omi has been named as Intermedia’s Country President for Japan.

Omi brings more than 30 years of experience in unified communications, most recently as the Senior Vice President of NEC Platforms, where he led global operations for NEC’s unified communications line of business, including 11 consolidated overseas subsidiaries.

With an estimated 80 million business phone users worldwide, NEC’s on-premise business phone installed base ranks number one globally within the SMB market and in the top three across all customer segments – with Japan representing NEC’s largest market.

Omi will oversee all aspects of Intermedia’s business in Japan, including sales, support, operations, business development, marketing, and strategic alliances. He is based in Tokyo and will report to Intermedia’s CEO, Michael Gold.

A year ago, NEC announced a global strategic partnership with Intermedia, selecting Intermedia as its exclusive cloud communications provider. Together, NEC and Intermedia have launched unified communications as a service (UCaaS), contact center as a service (CCaaS), video conferencing and secure file sharing solutions branded as NEC UNIVERGE BLUE into the market. NEC’s global cloud communications and collaboration expansion, built entirely on Intermedia’s proprietary cloud platform, already includes North America and Australia, with upcoming rollouts into the Europe, Middle East and Africa region as well as Japan.