DEFINITION of 'Naoyuki Akikusa'

A former chairman, CEO and president of Fujitsu Limited. Naoyuki Akikusa was born in Japan in 1938, joined Fujitsu in 1961 as a systems engineer and worked there for his entire career. After advancing through numerous vice presidential positions, he became president in 1998 and CEO in 2000 and held both positions until 2003 when he became chairman.

BREAKING DOWN 'Naoyuki Akikusa'

Akikusa is known for breaking with traditional Japanese business traditions and leading the company in joint ventures with Verizon, Sun Microsystems and Hitachi. Fujitsu is a Tokyo-based computing and communications company. Founded in 1935, it began producing commercial computers in the mid 1950s and expanded into personal computers in the late 1980s. It is the world's fourth-largest IT services provider, one of the world's top providers of servers and does business with nearly half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Morris Chang

    The founder, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...
  2. William Dillard II

    The son of the founder and former chairman of Little Rock-based ...
  3. Mac Crawford

    Mac Crawford is the former CEO of both Magellan Health Services ...
  4. David M. Cote

    The CEO and chairman and former president of Honeywell International. ...
  5. Thomas J. Engibous

    Thomas J. Engibous is a former chairman, CEO and president of ...
  6. John T. Dillon

    A former president, chairman and CEO of International Paper Co., ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    What's the Salary of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve?

    The chairman of the Federal Reserve oversees the U.S. banking system.
  2. Investing

    Who Is Driving Verizon's Management Team? (VZ)

    Verizon's experienced team of executives includes Lowell C. McAdam, Michael D. Ellis and John G. Stratton, all of whom make crucial strategic decisions for the company.
  3. Managing Wealth

    The Path to Becoming a CEO

    Think you have what it takes to be chief executive? Find out what those at the top have in common.
  4. Investing

    The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Utilities Sector (D, POM)

    Learn who the top five executives are in the utilities sector and find out who is the highest paid executive of them all and their respective companies.
  5. Insights

    The Presidential Resume

    When making your way to the White House, there are some definite resume must-haves.
  6. Personal Finance

    5 Career-Changing Mistakes

    Changing careers can help you achieve life goals, but making a quick change for the wrong reasons can lead to disappointment.
  7. Insights

    Who Is Driving Southwest Airline's Management Team (LUV)

    The three key members of the Southwest Airlines management team and their responsibilities, accomplishments and backgrounds.
  8. Personal Finance

    The Highest-Paying Engineering Careers

    Learn more about some of the highest-paying jobs in field of engineering. With just a bachelor's degree, most engineers in these jobs make well over $100,000.
  9. Insights

    Fortune Names the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business (GM, GOOGL)

    Last year's most powerful female executive tops the list again.
  10. Managing Wealth

    5 Corporate Billionaire Duos

    These teams of two are forces to be reckoned with in business.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is Tim Cook's career and educational background? (AAPL)

    Discover where Tim Cook studied and worked before joining Apple and what roles he played in the company before taking over ... Read Answer >>
  2. What is the difference between a president and a CEO?

    In corporate governance and structure, the roles of both CEO and president often vary across firms. Read Answer >>
  3. What are the primary disadvantages of forming a joint venture?

    Learn the disadvantages to forming and maintaining a joint venture partnership, including factors business owners should ... Read Answer >>
  4. What are the primary advantages of forming a joint venture?

    Understand what the advantages of a joint venture are and discover what make this business strategy a good alternative to ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with its most liquid assets.
  2. Leverage

    Leverage results from using borrowed capital as a source of funding when investing to expand the firm's asset base and generate ...
  3. Financial Risk

    Financial risk is the possibility that shareholders will lose money when investing in a company if its cash flow fails to ...
  4. Enterprise Value (EV)

    Enterprise Value (EV) is a measure of a company's total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market ...
  5. Relative Strength Index - RSI

    Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent ...
  6. Dividend

    A dividend is a distribution of a portion of a company's earnings, decided by the board of directors, to a class of its shareholders.
Trading Center