Irving-Based NEC of America Appoints Chris Jackson to CEO, President

Irving-based technology enterprise NEC Corporation of America has appointed Chris Jackson as its new president and CEO, the company announced on Wednesday. He will begin the new role on April 1. 

Jackson succeeds Masahiro Ikenowho was previously appointed to the position in 2017. Ikeno was with NEC for over 35 years. 

“I have great confidence in Chris to continue the positive trajectory we have built at NEC America over the last five-plus years,” Ikeno said in a prepared statement. “He is a proven leader with a terrific vision for the business and the region.”

Jackson has been with NEC since 2008 and has served as president and CEO of NEC Europe, a role he will continue to hold.

NEC hopes to enable a closer working relationship between its North American and European regions with Jackson as the head of both markets.  

“I look forward to leading the fantastic teams both in America and in Europe and helping create social value by leveraging our leading technologies such as biometrics, AI, 5G and service provider networking,” Jackson said. “We have a number of global customers with operations in Europe and the U.S. This alignment will enable us to better streamline across the regions.” 

NEC Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based NEC Corporation.  

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