Progress Software Appoints Keith Budge VP And MD, APAC And Japan

Keith Budge takes over from Paul Henaghan, who was relocated to North America to manage Americas region

hidden February 02, 2017 23:14:14 IST
Progress Software Appoints Keith Budge VP And MD, APAC And Japan

Progress Software Corporation, a software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, has announced the appointment of Keith Budge as the vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Budge is responsible for managing a single integrated and customer-focused sales, services, and support organisation for all channels across Asia Pacific and Japan. In this key role, he reports to Christopher Larsen, senior vice president of global field operations.

Keith Budge takes over from Paul Henaghan, who was relocated to North America to manage Americas region. Henaghan was instrumental in driving Progress’ recent growth in the region. Christopher Larsen, executive vice president of Global Field Operations, Progress Software said,“Progress has earned a strong reputation across Asia for delivering best-in-class enterprise software products, solutions and services. The top five banks and telecommunications companies as well as the top three insurance companies in Asia use Progress solutions to operate their mission-critical business applications and help their businesses achieve improved operational responsiveness. Progress has been present in Asia Pacific for more than ten years and is well represented in fifteen countries across the region. I am delighted to welcome Keith to the Progress team he joins us with tremendous experience and success in the Asia Pacific region.”

"Progress has an amazing inventory of software and solution capability. It has a long 30-year history of providing value to its customers around the world. I look forward to the opportunity of working with the Progress team and partners in the APJ region, to bring the value of Progress software and solutions to customers across the region," said Budge.

Budge brings more than 17 years of executive and senior management experience in the software industry in the Asia Pacific region with eight years in the telecommunications industry, two years in senior policymaking roles in government, and three years in retail management. Before joining Progress Software, Budge held senior executive positions in Asia Pacific with EMC Data Computing Division, Business Objects S.A, Oracle and Telstra Corporation. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) and Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.

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