Yasushi Kubota has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Telehouse America and its parent company, KDDI America. Kubota replaces former President and CEO, Toshiaki Miki, who was recently named Vice President of KDDI Europe. Telehouse recently announced a major expansion in London.
Kubota is a 25-year veteran of the IT and telecommunications industry, serving in a wide variety of positions at KDDI, most recently as General Manager of Global Business Planning. He also served as KDDI's General Manager of Global Corporate Sales, Senior Manager of Global Networks Projects; and Manager of International Relations and Affairs.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Kubota to Telehouse America," said Koji Shikano, Telehouse's newly appointed Executive Vice President. "His depth of expertise, knowledge and industry vision will facilitate Telehouse's brand development on a worldwide scale. Mr. Kubota's proven track record of international sales achievements, leadership prowess, and keen grasp of IT and telecom global markets should drive Telehouse America towards success in its next phase of growth and expansion."
Kubota serves on the board for the Telecommunication Industry Association, and is a graduate of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, where he received a BA in Law in 1982.
Telehouse America operates NYIIX out of its Broadway Center at 25 Broadway in Manhattan, New York. The company's Los Angeles Center, at 626 Wilshire Blvd. ("626W") in downtown Los Angeles, houses LAIIX, whose dark fiber connection to the 1 Wilshire Boulevard carrier hotel offers direct access to all of the carriers there.