Hitachi Data Systems dials up new Emea GC

Technology company Hitachi Data Systems has hired its new general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) from telecoms company Cable & Wireless.

Don Hughes, who was formerly deputy head of legal for the Europe, Asia and US businesses of Cable & Wireless, will be responsible for managing Hitachi’s international legal team from a UK base.

Philip Davis, general counsel for Cable & Wireless International, said the company is still searching for a replacement for Hughes.

“As far as I know there’s hasn’t been a successor announced yet, but there will be in due course,” he said.

Hitachi Data Systems manages schemes for the storage of data both for private sector companies and governments. The company is a subsidiary of Japanese technology manufacturer Hitachi, employs around 3,800 people and operates in more than 170 countries.