PSJ1 : Balancing Competition and Subsidies in Broadband Promotion
Thursday, 21 November 2013 16:15 - 17:45
Mr.Tsuyoshi Kawashima is a President and CEO of NTT Communications (Thailand) concurrently a Chairman of NTT Communications (Vietnam). In this capacity he is responsible for directing the development, marketing, sales and operation for the business of NTT Communications in Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Osaka University in 1982. He started his career at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd. (LTCB) in 1982 and stayed with said company until 1999. In 1993, he was the Manager of Project Finance Division where he was involved in Asian Project Finance transactions, including the Sual Power Project for the Philippines, Telecom Asia in Thailand, Pramindo Ikat Nusantara in Indonesia. In 1996, he served as financial advisor to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan (MITI) for a telecommunication project in Indonesia. Thereafter, in 1998, he was assigned as the Head of the Corporate Banking Section of the International Finance Division. In April 1997, he led his project finance team as a Co-Arranger for Tokyo Disneyland Royalty Finance and facilitated its successful closing.
In 1999, he moved to and was employed by NTT Communications Corporation as Senior Manager of Global Business Development Group in the Global Business Division. In 2000, he was assigned as the Executive Advisor of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the largest telecommunication company in the Philippines. And since 2005, he concurrently served as a member of the board of director of PLDT and the General Manager of NTT Com Philippine Branch. He served on both positions until he was given his previous assignment as Vice President of the Enterprise Sales Division I starting April of 2007 to develop the business for Non-Japanese financial institutions.
Since 2010 he serves as a President and CEO of NTT Communications (Thailand).