Midokura hires software executive

December 1, 2016

Tokyo – Dec 1, 2016 – Today, Midokura Holding Ltd. , a global innovator in software network virtualization. announced the appointment of Yuji Hirokawa as President & Representative Director of  Midokura Japan Ltd.  Mr. Hirokawa is a 30 years ICT veteran executive with an outstanding business growth track record at Hitachi, Ltd, Hitachi Data Systems, Sun Microsystems Inc. and BEA Japan. Most recently, he was at  Red Hat Inc. as Regional VP and Chairman, President & Representative Director of Red Hat KK(Japan) 8 years where he tripled the revenue for Red Hat KK and made Red Hat’s Open source software solutions including OS, Middleware, Cloud Management, and IOT,  the de facto IT standard for the region.


At Midokura, he will be responsible for all the business operations of Japan and Asia Pacific, directly reporting to Antonio J Espinosa, CEO & President of Midokura Holding Ltd.


We have seen increasingly strong demand globally on our MidoNet, Network Virtualization Solution, not only in various Cloud infrastructure area, but also in the new areas such as DevOps, Industrial IoT Network, etc.” said Antonio J. Espinosa,CEO and President of Midokura Holding Ltd. With Hirokawa san’s participation, we will accelerate our momentum in APAC and Japan, work even more closely with our strategic partners, and become more responsive to the changing market demands from our existing and new customers.”