Mr Tomita has a strong background in managing services teams at software companies, having gained experience in industry specific package solutions through a variety of roles at major blue chip companies including Nippon Steel, PwC, IBM and SAS. He has a strong technical background and has quickly developed in a number of implementation consultant roles and as a manager.
Sofico Services Japan (SSJ) opened an office in Tokyo in 2012 in its first venture into the Japanese market, one it sees as being crucial in its planned expansion within Asia-Pacific. Japan has a large, mature and very sophisticated fleet market where Sofico believes its mainstream Miles fleet management software system can make a good fit, due to its flexibility and adaptability to deal with local regulations and taxes.
However, to make a lasting impression in the Japanese market, the company felt it required a strong local presence, with a local office, staffed by local employees. From a start-up with three employees, the company now employs 20 full time staff.
Koenraad Van Grimbergen, Sofico’s CEO Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tatsuya Tomita to the senior management team at Sofico. Three years ago, we made a strategic decision to invest in the Japanese market. We set up a Japanese subsidiary with an office in Tokyo. This local presence demonstrated our strong commitment to the Japanese market. These investments are now starting to pay off, as we are in the middle of completing our first two implementations for major Japanese organizations. Under Tomita’s guidance, we now look forward to providing our services and expertise to more Japanese companies in the future.” he said.