Anaplan Appoints New Head Of APAC To Accelerate Growth

DigitalCFO Newsroom | 5 April 2022

Anaplan, today, announced the appointment of experienced business leader Mark Micallef as APAC Senior Vice President and Managing Director.

Leading cloud-based planning platform, Anaplan, has today announced the appointment of experienced business leader Mark Micallef as APAC Senior Vice President and Managing Director.

Based in Singapore, Mark will focus on sales and channel development, team expansion, and
acceleration of the overall goals for the fast-growing region. With over 28 years in the information technology industry, in roles spanning across technical, sales and management functions, and having held various regional leadership roles, Mark has a wealth of experience in Asia growing and scaling businesses across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, China, India and South Korea.

Prior to Anaplan, Mark served as Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan at data management software company, Cloudera. Here Mark led an aggressive growth strategy for one of the highest-performing businesses within the company. Mark also led overall strategy at Cloudera in APAC for critical milestones leading up to its IPO, a merger with Hortonworks, and the privatization of the company in 2021. Before Cloudera, Mark also held senior roles at Citrix and Trend Micro where he was instrumental in growing both companies across Asia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

Mark Micallef, APAC Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Anaplan said, “Anaplan is supporting some of the world’s most dynamic enterprises, helping them solve operational complexity to drive agility and profitability. That’s why I am excited to be joining a company with such promise at this stage in my 28-year career in the technology industry. As organisations navigate the post-pandemic recovery, it is exciting to see an acceleration in cloud adoption allowing businesses to access valuable data insights, react quickly to market conditions, enable hybrid work, and deliver better services to customers. My most recent experience working at Citrix and Cloudera in Asia has afforded me the knowledge of the dynamism, pace and complexity of business in APAC and Japan. I am very much looking forward to working with the team and delivering value for our customers.”


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