Cloud business management solutions provider, Sage has appointed Arlene Wherrett as its new Vice President and Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region.
Through this role, Wherrett will continue to support and takes on an expanded role, following the completion of the sale of Sage locally developed solutions in the region to The Access Group.
The appointment comes as Sage focuses on growing its cloud-enabled and cloud-native global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) product set via its flagship Sage Business Cloud platform.
Wherrett will work with customers and partners to sustain Sage’s strong growth trajectory and drive its expansion in the cloud-enabled and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market across Asia Pacific in her expanded role, which will be based in Sydney, Australia.
“Business will undoubtedly be affected as Malaysia enters into full lockdown this week. Many survive these periods of suspended or limited operations through technology solutions. As virtual becomes the new reality, this shift towards digitalisation is shaping businesses here, contributing to the nation’s resilience,” Wherrett said.
Wherrett has over 30 years of experience in leading organisations through transformative change and is renowned for her strong leadership skills in the IT and Services industries across Asia Pacific.
She joined Sage in 2017 and has led a growing business, first as the company’s Services team across APAC, then as Vice President and Managing Director for Asia in 2018. Wherrett previously held director-level positions at Salesforce partner Bluewolf, an IBM company, SAI Global, Marsh, and Mercer.
“I am thrilled to lead our talented team and collaborate with our strong partner ecosystem as we forge ahead, capturing new opportunities in Malaysia, and broadly Asia Pacific. SMEs will be a driving force in the recovery of the economy and ensuring they have the right technology to build for the future is an essential foundation for that growth,” Wherrett said.
Under Wherrett’s leadership, Sage Asia Pacific will continue to drive its vision and future success across its global integrated business solutions including Sage Intacct, Sage X3, Sage People, Sage 300, Sage CRM and Sage CRE (Construction and Real Estate). The Sage Asia Pacific region will be integrated into the Sage AMEA (Africa, Middle East & APAC) region.