Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, announced it has appointed Hans-Peter Klaey as chief revenue officer, to lead its global sales organization and accelerate adoption of its data-driven solutions and services. This appointment will fuel Hitachi Vantara’s efforts to expand its sales capabilities globally, with a cohesive strategy and an unrelenting focus to help customers achieve outcomes that positively drive business and society forward. Klaey will report to Brian Householder, president and COO, Hitachi Vantara.
“Hitachi’s broad expertise in operational technology combined with our proven IT product and solutions innovation gives our customers a unique partner that can deliver value through data,” said Brian Householder, president and COO, Hitachi Vantara. “Hans-Peter’s expansive background in enterprise software sales and experience building, and in leading some of the world’s largest and most successful sales organizations, will help us transform our go-to-market capabilities so that we can reach more customers, in more markets.”
Klaey brings a wealth of experience from some of the world’s largest enterprise software businesses and has successfully led multibillion-dollar sales organizations. He has demonstrated his ability to drive exceptional business growth and energize employees and teams to focus on creating unprecedented value for the customer. He has global leadership experience and brings with him a great depth and breadth of solution selling experience. Among other senior executive positions, he has served as senior vice president and head of sales for HP Software in the IT infrastructure, cybersecurity and analytics software solution spaces. Klaey also held several global and regional senior executive positions at SAP, including president of global small and midsize enterprises and as president and chief executive officer of SAP Asia Pacific and Japan.
Klaey is a Swiss national and has lived and led organizations in Europe, Asia and Americas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Bern University of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from GSBA Zurich.