Fujitsu taps ex-fund manager to hear what market has to say

TOKYO — As Fujitsu shifts to a business model focused on software, the company is also taking steps to incorporate investor perspectives in its governance with the addition of an outside director from an asset management company.

The Japanese technology powerhouse will name Scott Callon, CEO of Ichigo Asset Management, as an independent director pending approval at Fujitsu’s shareholders meeting this June.

Fujitsu has high expectations for its outside directors as the company recasts both its business model and corporate governance.

Experts disagree on the wisdom of giving board seats to officials hailing from investment funds. Critics argue that the

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