Micro Focus Appoints Stephen Chan As Director Of Sales, Asia

Micro Focus Appoints Stephen Chan As Director Of Sales, Asia

-Senior Executive with International Experience To Lead Business Development in Asia-

NEWBURY, England, – Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application management and modernisation solutions, today announced the appointment of Stephen Chan as Director of Sales, Asia Region. With more than 14 years experience leading sales teams at multinational companies, Chan is responsible for driving growth and expansion in the Asia Region, and reports to Jorge Dinares, Vice President, International Sales & Services.

“Micro Focus is committed to developing its international business and sees Asia as a key region,” said Jorge Dinares, Micro Focus. “Stephen has led impressive revenue growth at each role he has held and, combined with his deep knowledge of the Asia Pacific market, I am confident he will make an important contribution to our performance as Micro Focus continues to expand internationally.”

As Director of Sales, Asia, Chan is responsible for all aspects of business development in Asia, including direct and channel sales and ongoing engagement with customers and business partners. He is based in Singapore.

Prior to joining Micro Focus, Chan was Regional Manager, Asia, for Integrated Research Limited, where he was responsible for the region and closed significant deals with Fortune 50 organisations for the company’s Asia Pacific/Middle East/Japan region. He held a similar position at NetIQ Corporation, where he achieved the largest quarter for NetIQ in Asia, as well as consistent growth of quarterly revenue. Previously, Chan was Senior Business Development Manager, Emerging Markets at VERITAS Software Corporation and was awarded the Asia South’s Top Sales Award for delivery consistent growth during his tenure.

“Micro Focus is an organisation dedicated to generating a strong business performance in Asia,” commented Stephen Chan.  “This region represents an exciting growth opportunity for Micro Focus and I am looking forward to the challenge of increasing our customer base and revenue here. With challenging economic times ahead, I am excited to bring Micro Focus’ application modernisation benefits to these customer businesses across Asia.  We have the right proposition to help organisations make the most of their existing IT applications, rather than investing in replacement technologies.”

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information please visit www.microfocus.com

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