Mike Foster

Mike Foster

Head of Sales

Mike was previously the CEO and Chairman of Fujitsu’s Oceania Region, a role he was appointed to in April 2011, moving across from Fujitsu’s North America Business. Mike was one of Fujitsu Global Corporate Officers reporting directly to the Global President. He was instrumental in driving the company’s business strategy at the enterprise level and to develop Fujitsu’s presence as a Tier 1 Technology Services Integrator with over 5,000 staff and revenues of over $1.2billion in the Region.

Mike’s career to date spans over 25 years in the ICT industry in Australia and North America. Prior to Fujitsu, he spent nine years in senior executive positions at Telstra, including Managing Director, Business Sales, running a $6.5 billion and more recently as the Chief Executive Officer, KAZ Group. Before joining Telstra, he was Managing Director, EMC, Australia/New Zealand and Managing Director, NCR Australia.

Mike has also spent 2 years based in North America and Australia with Teradata Corp, where he was involved in complex Big Data/Analytics projects with S&P 500 companies.

Mike’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education from Victoria University, a Master of Strategic Marketing from Charles Sturt University, qualifications in Conducting Business Negotiations, Company Mergers and Acquisitions from Harvard University, and a qualification in Sustaining High Performance from Babson College in Boston, USA. He is an accomplished public speaker, having actively participated in public speaking at events in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea.

Mike also has Australian Government NV2 security clearance.

Mike is a strong supporter of diversity in the workplace and served as a board member of the Male Champions of Change STEM group. During his career he has been appointed to many boards including the boards of KAZ, AAS, NCR and numerous boards within Telstra including joint venture boards. He is a former board member of AIIA, Stellar Call Centre and Telstra Clear NZ.

Outside work Mike enjoys cycling, AFL football, golf and spending time with his wife Annie, their two children and his extended family.

Since leaving Fujitsu, Mike is active in supporting emerging Australian based start-ups in Cyber, Automation and AI. He brings a broad range of experience and capabilities to these companies.