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KVH appoints new President, CEO and Representative Director

First Published 8th May 2012

Edward Higase to succeed Richard Warley as President, CEO and Representative Director of KVH

Edward Higase, President, CEO & Representative Director, KVH

KVH Co., Ltd., the Asian information delivery platform, has announced that Mr. Edward Higase will be appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of KVH.

Mr. Higase will succeed Mr. Richard Warley, who will become a member of the Board of Directors of KVH. These changes will take effect from May 16, 2012.

Most recently Mr. Higase served as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Global Crossing Ltd.'s (currently Level 3 Communications) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) businesses.

Mr. Rakesh Bhasin, Chairman of the KVH Board, commented "KVH is pleased to welcome Ted Higase and will benefit from his significant international experience in leading KVH's expansion in the Asia Pacific region and driving growth in our Japan customer base. KVH is now recognized as a top provider of integrated communications, network and IT management services, and our Board is confident that Ted's leadership and collaboration with the KVH management team will continue the growth and expansion of KVH's business"

Mr Bhasin continued: "On behalf of the KVH Board, I would also like to thank Richard Warley for his leadership and contributions in steering KVH through the aftermath of the March 2011 disasters, establishing a clear strategic framework for the business and implementing an aggressive program of change that has enabled KVH to emerge as Asia's leading Information Delivery Platform.We are pleased that Richard will remain involved with the strategic direction of the company within the Devonshire Investors family, and that we will continue to benefit from his expertise and counsel as a KVH Board member."