Microsoft grabs Salesforce’s Simon Davies for senior Asia role
By Digital News Asia September 24, 2015
- Now VP for Microsoft Business Solutions in Asia, in charge of Dynamics
- Davis also a board member of the Asia Internet Coalition
MICROSOFT Corp has appointed Simon Davies (pic above), most recently the Salesforce.com area vice president for Asean, Korea & Greater China, as the vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions in Asia.
He will be responsible for the full portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics business applications including Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions, Microsoft said in a statement.
In this role, he will drive the business across sales, business development, marketing, partner strategy and development, and go-to-market product strategies in Asia Pacific.
Davies’ past experience also includes leadership roles at Oracle and Citibank. His extensive experience as a cloud computing evangelist and business development leader includes selling and implementing IT solutions in Asia for over 16 years, Microsoft said.
“The demographics, rapid urbanisation and fast economic growth in Asia offer the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to play a pivotal role in helping companies accelerate their growth,” said Davies.
“With Microsoft’s ‘mobile-first, cloud-first’ strategy and leading products, I see an unprecedented opportunity for innovation, digitalisation and empowering individuals and organisations to achieve more,” he added.
Reporting to Neil Holloway, corporate vice president, Microsoft Business Solutions Sales & Partners, Davies will commence his new role on Oct 14.
Davies holds a degree from University of Melbourne in Accounting and Computer Science. In addition, he is Honorary Treasurer of the Carbine Club of Singapore, a charitable society which raises funds and supports underprivileged sports in Singapore. He is also a board member of the Asia Internet Coalition.
“I look forward to Simon Davies bringing his extensive experience in helping us empower customers to achieve more with the best of Microsoft technology, enabling fluid business processes that drive intelligent customer engagement and operations,” said Holloway.
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