Graeme is an accGraeme Beardsell was appointed to the role of CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand in November 2020. Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a $1billion organisation that employs approximately 3000 people across both countries. Fujitsu is approaching 50 years in Australia and is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions for partners and customers.
Since joining Fujitsu, Graeme has led Fujitsu’s shift from a horizontal, traditional services company to an industry-aligned, digital transformation services organisation. He has set his sights on elevating Fujitsu to become the chosen provider of IT Services, targeting growth to AU$1.5billion revenue in Oceania by FY25.
Graeme joined Fujitsu from Akamai, where he led the business across 15 countries in Asia Pacific for six years. As managing director for Asia Pacific & Japan at Akamai, Graeme grew the business more than three-fold, doubled the customer base and drove strategies for significant regional investment and people development. He was a member of Akamai’s global leadership team and a Board Member of the Akamai Foundation.
Before joining Akamai, Graeme was Vice President & COO, Asia Pacific at Experian for four years. Prior to that, among other achievements, Graeme brought Salesforce.com to seven Asian countries and grew the business ten-fold in four years. He was also at IBM for 15 years, with his last role being a Vice President in IBM Global Services, Asia Pacific.
Graeme holds a Bachelor of Business Management and Economics degree from the Melbourne University of Technology. He has also completed executive management courses at North Western University, Boston University, INSEAD and Harvard Business School, and holds a membership in the Australian Institute of Company Directors.