Sliedrecht, Netherlands & Singapore, 30 June 2014, UNIT4, the global leader in software that supports business change, today announced the appointment of Jack van der Velde to the position of Managing Director for its Asia Pacific operations effective July 1st. He succeeds Weng Foo Chua who has chosen to step down to pursue new opportunities outside UNIT4.
Based in Singapore, van der Velde will play a critical role in UNIT4’s regional expansion, as well as accelerating and strengthening the company’s ecosystem in the region.
Previously located in the Netherlands, van der Velde was instrumental in UNIT4’s IT Solutions business since 2004, including responsibility for the company’s global cloud delivery and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) operations.
“Jack’s leadership position comes at a crucial time for UNIT4 as we accelerate investment and growth across the Asia Pacific region. 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,” said José Duarte, CEO at UNIT4. “Jack’s exceptional track record, coupled with his ability to enable organizations to adopt innovative and effective solutions, will be key in taking our Asia Pacific business to greater heights.”
Van der Velde is a graduate of INSEAD, and held several technology leadership positions at private and public companies prior to joining UNIT4.
Photography of Jack van der Velde is available to download here