CrimsonLogic appoints former Microsoft exec Saw Ken Wye as CEO
By Digital News Asia September 5, 2013
- 30-year vet formerly with Singapore’s NCB and later VP for Public Sector (Asia) at Microsoft
- To focus on managing business growth to drive success in emerging and developed markets
SINGAPORE-headquartered e-government solutions and services provider CrimsonLogic has appointed former Microsoft regional executive Saw Ken Wye (pic) as its chief executive officer.
In his new role, Ken Wye will be responsible for growing customer relationships, expanding CrimsonLogic’s footprint and enhancing sales in key growth markets, the company said in a statement.
He will focus on managing business growth in emerging as well as developed markets, and will also be driving deeper customer traction in the company’s core business areas: Trade facilitation; e-judiciary; and e-government and e-citizen.
Saw was previously vice-president for Public Sector (Asia) at Microsoft.
“On behalf of the board, I welcome [Saw] Ken Wye to the CrimsonLogic family and look forward to seeing him lead the company into its next phase of growth as we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year,” said Eugene Wong Hin Sun, CrimsonLogic chairman.
“Ken Wye’s 30 years of experience, with half his professional life in the government sector and the other half in the private sector with Microsoft, brings a wealth of invaluable insights and deep knowledge in championing IT implementations to governments that will help achieve CrimsonLogic’s vision to be the leading e-government solutions provider,” he added.
In his previous role at Microsoft, Saw was responsible for helping governments embrace and use technology to improve business efficiencies, develop local industries and improve overall national competitiveness.
He started his IT career with Singapore’s National Computer Board (NCB) in 1983 and his last appointment there was as assistant chief executive (Industry). In his time with the NCB, he was involved in the development of many strategic national IT projects including IT2000 and Singapore ONE.
Saw also headed the Japan-Singapore Artificial Intelligence Centre (2001-2004), a joint project between the governments of Japan (represented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency) and Singapore (represented by the NCB).
“I am delighted to be a part of a 1,000-strong company with a presence across Asia, the Middle-East, Africa and Latin America, to pioneer and enable a future of seamless global e-governance,” said Saw.
“A hyper-connected global citizenry that has multiple platforms to share instant feedback is making governments sit up and take note of the importance of effective technological implementations. The need to engage citizens in a positive and productive manner will drive tremendous innovation and growth in e-governance in the years to come,” he added.
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