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Workday Appoints Chikara Furuichi as the New President of Japan

Leadership Appointment Reinforces the Company’s Commitment to Growth in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, February 5, 2024Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced the appointment of Chikara Furuichi as the new President of Japan, with responsibility for the Workday business in this significant market. He will join Workday on February 19 and report directly to Patrick Blair, President, Global Sales.

In this role, Furuichi will lead cross-functional teams to drive innovation, increase value for customers, and collaborate with Workday’s extensive partner ecosystem as the company reinforces its commitment to growing its business in the Japanese market.

“I am honoured to be joining Workday and supporting customers in Japan such as Nissan, Rakuten, and Mitsui Chemicals who have chosen Workday as their enterprise technology partner,” said Chikara Furuichi, President of Japan, Workday.  “I see a huge opportunity in Japan to help organisations transform their financial and people management operations through the Workday platform with AI at the core.”

Furuichi brings over 25 years of experience in the IT industry in both SaaS security and cloud services from across Japan and the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Workday, Furuichi held the role of President, Asia Pacific Japan for Tanium, a privately held cybersecurity and endpoint management company where he was responsible for growing the business across the region. Prior to that, Furuichi was Vice President at VMware in both Japan and Singapore where he built the global and strategic account sales organisations from the ground up. He previously held sales management positions with Brocade and CA Technologies.

“Chikara’s strong leadership, strategic vision, and focus on delivering successful outcomes will be critical as we scale our business in Japan and embrace the significant opportunity in front of us,” said Patrick Blair, President, Global Sales, Workday. “As a collaborative leader, Chikara has a deep understanding of the Japanese market and is committed to our values of putting employees and customers first.”


About Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics are built with artificial intelligence and machine learning at the core to help organizations around the world embrace the future of work. Workday is used by more than 10,000 organizations around the world and across industries – from medium-sized businesses to more than 50% of the Fortune 500. For more information about Workday, visit

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