Rimini Street hires Andrew Seow to expand in Asia Pacific

Rimini Street announced its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, including investment in leadership, sales and service delivery capabilities in the Southeast Asia and Greater China regions.
Rimini Street for CIOsRimini Street will support the next phase of its growth through hiring new staff in the regions, including experienced engineers who work close to the clients and speak local languages.

Rimini Street already supports more than 300 clients with operations in Greater China and Southeast Asia combined.

Switching to Rimini Street support from software vendor support can significantly reduce the proportion of IT budget that is spent on daily operating costs, enabling organizations to reallocate much more of the IT budget for investments in innovation.

“By moving to Rimini Street support, we realized 50 percent savings in annual support fees right from the start. We also experience support services, and better in quality and efficiency in comparison to what we received from the software vendor,” said Heidi Hsu, MIS Department Supervisor, San Fang Chemical Industry.

Rimini Street currently has offices in Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo, three locations across Australia, and a recently opened office in Auckland, New Zealand. In addition, the company has opened a new office in Singapore to serve Southeast Asia.

The company recently appointed Andrew Seow as regional director for Southeast Asia and Greater China.

Prior to Rimini Street, Andrew Seow was responsible for sales and account management at United Technology Corporation. Before that, he oversaw sales and distribution at IBM Singapore and led business development at Sabre Corporation.

“There is tremendous pressure on CIOs in Southeast Asia and Greater China to enhance overall efficiency and optimize their IT roadmap in order to invest in innovations and systems that support the needs of the business,” Andrew Seow said.

The investment reflects what we see as a strong and growing appetite throughout the regions for a much more value-driven, flexible alternative to paying expensive Oracle and SAP support costs for enterprise software systems,” said Andrew Powell, managing director, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street.