NEC Corporation of America Names Chris Jackson President and CEO

Succeeds Masahiro (Mark) Ikeno, who served more than a half-decade at the helm of NEC America
IRVING, TX - March 29, 2023 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking, and biometric solutions, today announced Chris Jackson as its new President and CEO effective April 1, 2023. Previously, he served as President and CEO of NEC Europe, a role he will continue to hold. Chris will be named Senior Vice President for NEC Corporation with dual responsibility for NEC Europe and NEC Corporation of America. Since joining NEC in 2008, Jackson has held management positions in sales, business development and operations before being named President and CEO of NEC Europe in April 2020. This new alignment of NEC America and NEC Europe under a single President will enable a closer working relationship between the two important and growing regions. “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, making it easier for customers to interact with NEC.” Jackson will succeed Mark Ikeno who led the NEC America business since 2017. Ikeno was with NEC for more than 35 years with extensive sales, marketing, business development and global business leadership experience. “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. “He is a proven leader with a terrific vision for the business and the region.” AboutNEC Corporation of America NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses, and society, with a special focus on safety, security, and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics, and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $27 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit
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