NetSuite Inc. has appointed Zakir Ahmed as Vice President and General Manager, Asia. In this role, Ahmed is charged with building and leading the organization across NetSuite’s offices in Singapore, the Philippines and Hong Kong. He will be based out of NetSuite’s Singapore office.
Ahmed has more than 20 years of experience in management, customer acquisition and retention as well as sales leadership across the globe, complemented by a strong understanding of the Asian market. Prior to NetSuite, Ahmed was with TechnologyOne Corp, where he served as General Manager for a $50 million business unit. Before that he was with Salesforce.com, Microcell, CGI and Steltor (now Oracle).
Ahmed’s proven track record with midmarket businesses in the region will be instrumental in helping NetSuite to further add to its growing list of customers, including Scoot Airlines, operating out of Singapore across Asia and Motech, an automotive service chain based in the Philippines.
“I’m excited to join NetSuite and help continue the strong growth and foster wider adoption of the cloud in Asia,” Ahmed said. “Companies in the region are now beginning to reap the rewards of cloud-based software and, as the No. 1 cloud ERP system, NetSuite has a huge lead in providing a unified suite on which to run Zakir Ahmed, VP and General Manager of Asia, NetSuitebusinesses of any size and with multiple subsidiaries spanning the globe.”
“Asia is a key strategic region for NetSuite in 2016 and Zakir is well suited to the role to help us extend our momentum,” said Lee Thompson SVP and GM, NetSuite Asia Pacific and Japan. “Zakir has developed a solid understanding of the diverse needs and cultures in this market. He recognises the significant role that both cloud solutions and NetSuite partners play in meeting customer challenges and will continue to drive customer satisfaction to aid our growth strategy. Zakir is well suited to lead high performing teams to bring complete solutions to our customers across Asia.”