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NEC Corporation elevates Aalok Kumar to a global role; To head the Global Smart Cities Business in addition to India responsibilities

Aalok Kumar

NEC Corporation India has announced the elevation of Mr. Aalok Kumar, Chairman, President and CEO, NEC Corporation India, to Corporate Officer & Senior Vice President – Head of Global Smart City Business.  

Aalok will continue to lead the India business and further strengthen India’s strategic positioning for NEC Group as a whole. He will continue to forge partnerships with the Government and private sector, pursuant to the company’s vision of “In India, for India” and “From India, for Global”. Aalok will take over a new global role as a Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Smart City Business. As part of NEC’s Corporate Management Team, he will be responsible for building a global business, drawing on his unique learnings from his global experience. 

 Mr. Takayuki Morita, President and CEO, NEC Corporation, said, “Having spearheaded some of our biggest marquee projects for both public and private organizations in his time at NEC Corporation India, Aalok has played a pivotal role in cementing NEC Corporation’s position as a trusted digital transformation partner to the Government and enterprises of India. His new position as a Corporate Officer and NEC’s management member leading India shows NEC’s commitment and importance towards India as a market.”  

NEC aims to build a robust Global Smart City vertical, represented by talent from all over the world with deep technological know-how and experience. India will play a major role in shaping this, drawing on Aalok’s expertise in driving digital transformation in India and the learnings from smart city projects implemented in the country. In the long run, he will endeavour to set up a global Smart City Centre of Excellence in India, thereby fast-tracking the company’s realisation of its vision of developing solutions “From India, For Global”. 

An alumnus of St’. Stephens College, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Aalok Kumar brings nearly three decades of experience in senior leadership roles in business transformation, performance improvement, and margin expansion. Prior to taking up the mantle as the President, and CEO at NEC India in 2020, he served as the Senior Vice President of McKinsey & Company. He has also worked in companies like GE Healthcare, GE Capital and ABN Amro Bank. 

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