Unit4 appoints new Asia Pacific managing director
By Digital News Asia July 1, 2014
- To lead business expansion and strengthen customer experience in APAC
- To also take charge of accelerating partner ecosystem in the region
NETHERLANDS-headquartered business software company Unit4 has announced the appointment of Jack van der Velde (pic above) to the position of managing director for its Asia Pacific operations effective July 1.
He succeeds Weng Foo Chua who has chosen to step down to pursue new opportunities outside Unit4, the company said in a statement.
Based in Singapore, van der Velde will play a critical role in Unit4’s regional expansion, as well as in accelerating and strengthening the company’s partner ecosystem in the region.
Previously located in the Netherlands, van der Velde was instrumental in growing Unit4’s IT Solutions business since 2004, including responsibility for the company’s global cloud delivery and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) operations.
Unit4 provides what it describes as people-centred enterprise software for services organisations, including cloud ERP (enterprise resource planning) and business applications designed to meet specific vertical market requirements. It has operations in 26 countries worldwide and more than 4,000 employees.
“Jack’s [van der Velde] leadership position comes at a crucial time for Unit4, as we accelerate investment and growth across the Asia Pacific region,” said chief executive officer José Duarte.
“His services and leadership experience will be an asset as we aim to create the world’s leading people-centric enterprise software company for the service industries.
“[His] exceptional track record, coupled with his ability to enable organisations to adopt innovative and effective solutions, will be key in taking our Asia Pacific business to greater heights,” he added.
Van der Velde is a graduate of INSEAD, and held several technology leadership positions at private and public companies prior to joining Unit4.
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