Microsoft Taps Salesforce.Com’s Simon Davies as Biz Solutions VP Asia

Microsoft has appointed Simon Davies as its new vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions for Asia.

Davies joins Microsoft from Salesforce.com, where he was most recently Asia area vice-president. He has also held leadership roles at Oracle and Citibank. He has been a computing evangelist and business development leader includes selling and implementing IT solutions in Asia for over 16 years.

“The demographics, rapid urbanization and fast economic growth in Asia offer the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to play a pivotal role in helping companies accelerate their growth,” said Davies.

”With Microsoft’s ‘mobile-first, cloud-first’ strategy and leading products, I see an unprecedented opportunity for innovation, digitalization and empowering individuals and organisations to achieve more. The market forces in Asia offer organizations of all sizes amazing opportunities, and we are excited to work with our partners to help companies take advantage of these transformations.”

 
 

Davies will be responsible for the full portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics business applications including Dynamics CRM and ERP solutions. In this role, he will drive the business across sales, business development, marketing, partner strategy and development and go-to-market product strategies in Asia Pacific, including China, India and Japan.

Reporting to Neil Holloway, corporate vice president, Microsoft Business Solutions Sales & Partners, Davies will commence his new role on October 14, 2015.

“At the heart of every successful business are the people who make things happen,” said Holloway. “I look forward to Simon Davies bringing his extensive experience in helping us empower customers to achieve more with the best of Microsoft technology, enabling fluid business processes that drive intelligent customer engagement and operations.”

 
 

Davies holds a degree from University of Melbourne in Accounting and Computer Science. In addition, he is Honorary Treasurer of the Carbine Club of Singapore, a charitable society which raises funds and supports underprivileged sports in Singapore. He is also a board member of the Asia Internet Coalition.

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