SUSE Appoints New President & Managing Director, Japan

March 2, 2022

The leadership appointment highlights SUSE’s continued acceleration to bring innovative and adaptable open source solutions to the APJ region


SUSE®, a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Mitsukuni Iio as president and managing director, Japan. The leadership appointment highlights SUSE’s continued acceleration to bring innovative and adaptable open source solutions to the APJ region.

Mr. Iio will oversee and strengthen the customer success organization, building a world-class go-to-market function to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Leveraging his experience in running successful IT businesses, he will support the continued growth and adoption of SUSE’s portfolio of modern and open IT infrastructure solutions throughout SUSE’s extensive ecosystem of customers and partners, such as digital infrastructure service provider IDC Frontier and other leading cloud and IT service companies.

“Japan is increasingly seeking to drive digital transformation for its companies, even demonstrated by the government’s launch of the Digital Agency last year, which was created to digitalize and reform the public sector services,” Mr. Iio said. “SUSE is a leader in Business-critical Linux, Enterprise Container Management and Edge solutions, and our open source solutions are accelerating our customers’ digital transformation. I am excited to join SUSE and lead its continued success going forward with new direct and alliance strategies to further support, foster and contribute to the society’s industry revolution.”

Phillip Miltiades, president of SUSE Asia Pacific & Japan, said, “It is with great pleasure we welcome Mr. Iio as SUSE Japan president and managing director. Mr. Iio is a proven executive who understands how to deliver business goals through the power of open source solutions to achieve value for our customers in collaboration with our growing partner network. Mr. Iio joins us at a crucial time to accelerate our amazing growth over the past year. We know Mr. Iio will take SUSE to the next level as more customers and partners embrace our products to support their IT simplification and modernization goals through digital transformation initiatives.”

Mr. Iio is a 30-year veteran in the IT industry, having spent the last 10 years in several senior positions, including recently leading Japan business growth as a representative director and sales vice president in global companies such as Automation Anywhere, Infor, Teradata and Oracle.

About SUSE

SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable and secure enterprise-grade open source solutions, relied upon by more than 60% of the Fortune 500 to power their mission-critical workloads. We specialize in Business-critical Linux, Enterprise Container Management and Edge solutions, and collaborate with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE puts the “open” back in open source, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow. The company employs more than 2,000 people globally and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. For more information, visit

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