Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer | Rakuten Communications CORP.
Michael King is currently a Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer in Rakuten Communications based out of Tokyo, Japan. Michael has been at Rakuten for 4 years and has held various Senior Executive roles during his tenure. His initial position was CIO for the E-Commerce business where he focused on improving data utilization and driving productivity improvements. He then moved onto help build and drive Data and AI usage across the Rakuten companies. He now is responsible for accelerating the business and long-term strategies within Rakuten Communications, as a part of Rakuten Mobile.
Prior to that King spent a year in Autodesk in charge of Channel business for Asia/Pacific and also held the Japan Country Manager. He was responsible for accelerating the transformation into a subscription model based business. Prior to that King has been the president and representative director of Citrix Systems Japan K.K for seven years. In that role, King was responsible for leading, driving and expanding the Citrix business in Japan.
King joined Citrix in 2008 as director for the Citrix XenServer Division in the APAC GEO. Prior to joining Citrix, King worked for over 25 years in Asia-Pacific and Japan at companies including Borland Software Corporation, where he served as vice president for Asia-Pacific/Japan and Sterling Commerce. King also held senior sales management roles at companies including, Gartner Group and Sterling Software.
King graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration of Marketing, Transportation and Logistics.