Masato Inaba has been with NTT (Nippon Telephone & Telegraph Corporation) for more than 30 years. Before becoming Chairman and CEO of NTT DATA (China) Co., Ltd, he held several executive positions within NTT and NTT Communications. In 2001, he joined NTT Com Asia Ltd. and helped the company solve technical issues and negotiating terms and conditions with major telecom operators in the region. In April 2000, he launched StarHub Ltd., a new telecom company in Singapore that provided fixed and mobile services. ST Telemedia, Singapre Power, BT Group and NTT were its major shareholders. Masato joined NTT in 1984. He earned a master’s degree in electric and telecommunications from the graduate school of Tohoku University.