Global Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provider Auth0 has hired Jun Fujita as Country Manager in Japan, reinforcing its commitment to growth in this region. As Country Manager based in Tokyo, Mr. Fujita will be responsible for reaching Auth0’s revenue and growth targets, further building the Auth0 KK team, and driving strategic business development activities.
Auth0’s focus on Japan would represent another step in the company’s global expansion plan. Having recently announced significant momentum in Australia and New Zealand, Auth0 would be poised to command a more prominent share of the greater Asia-Pacific region.
Earlier this year, Auth0 announced a $55 million Series D funding round, which included significant investment from World Innovation Lab (WiL), a “leading” firm known for its expertise in the Japanese market. Auth0, under Mr. Fujita’s leadership, will work closely with WiL to aggressively expand its go-to-market strategy and execute its longer-term vision for the region.
“The continued support of WiL and the addition of Fujita-san to our team provides a great foundation for us to really spread our wings in Japan,” said Eugenio Pace, CEO and Co-founder of Auth0. “There is no denying that the appetite for identity and access management in Japan is present and growing. We are ready to take advantage of this opportunity to build our market leadership position.”
As a global provider of Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) solutions, Auth0 provides thousands of customers in every market sector with an identity solution being used for their web, mobile, IoT, and internal applications. Its extensible platform would seamlessly authenticate and secure more than 1.5 billion logins per month. Auth0’s U.S. headquarters in Bellevue, WA, and additional offices in Buenos Aires, London, Tokyo, and Sydney, support its customers that are located in 70+ countries.
“Auth0 is well-positioned to support Japanese companies’ digital transformation with its authentication and authorization solution, a critical component of any digitally-native business and their processes,” said Tsune Shirota, Partner at WiL. “Auth0 certainly has the technology innovation and now the leadership to be very successful there.”
Mr. Fujita has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry, focusing specifically on enterprise customers in Japan. As former country manager for Elastic and Github, he brings valuable knowledge of strategic planning and regional growth initiatives to the role.
“Auth0 is a very unique company that I feel so lucky to join,” said Jun Fujita. “The company has already gained several key customers here, and I look forward to continuing this momentum and contributing even more to our success.”