Citrix hires SAP and Oracle executives to strengthen Asia

Citrix announced the appointment of senior executives from business software major SAP and Oracle to boost business in Asia Pacific.
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Citrix achieved revenue rose 7 percent to $742 million with net income of $107 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. Citrix, which is targeting nearly $3 billion revenue in 2018, does not share specific revenue details for Asia Pacific region.

Citrix announced the appointment of Colin Brookes as senior vice president of Sales and Service for the Asia Pacific and Japan – responsible for driving revenue, executing growth strategy, and cultivating partner ecosystem.

Colin Brookes, who has over 20 years’ experience in international sales, operations and general management, joins Citrix from SAP, where he most recently served as president and managing director of Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to SAP, he held sales executive and operational roles in Europe and APJ with Software AG, FormScape Software, Knowledge Support Systems, and Computer Associates.

Citrix also announced the appointment of Lynette Clunies-Ross as regional chief operating officer responsible for building the growth engine for Citrix in Asia Pacific and Japan by focusing on strategy and planning, enterprise solution sales and readiness, and customer care.

Lynette Clunies-Ross, who will report to Colin Brookes, has earlier served as vice president, Strategy and Operations, Asia Pacific, at Oracle. She has held similar senior roles with SAS Institute, and prior to SAS, spent her formative years in sales, and later global strategy and sales transformation at IBM.

“As an enabler of cloud transformation, with unified workspace, networking, and analytics solutions, Citrix is putting in place a very experienced team,” said Mark Ferrer, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Citrix.

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