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New Software AG ANZ managing director to drive ‘ambitious’ plans

Software AG has appointed a new managing director for Australia and New Zealand as it looks to make headway in the region.

Gordon Gakovic will be responsible for managing and executing Software AG’s commercial initiatives and marketing strategies for the ANZ market.

Reporting to Stanimira Koleva, chief operating officer Asia Pacific and Japan at Software AG, Gakovic will also focus on strengthening and expanding the company’s footprint across the region. 

Gakovic joined Software AG in 2013 as national sales director and has helped to grow existing business and create new revenue streams for the company. Prior to Software AG, he served in various positions at Oracle, IBM and EMC. 

He has more than 25 years of experience in the Asia Pacific ICT (information and communications technology) market, and according to Software AG possesses a well-rounded background in executive management, sales leadership, consulting and product management.

Commenting on the appointment, Koleva says, “Throughout his career, Gordon has demonstrated outstanding leadership and has an excellent track record of helping companies transform their IT infrastructure and grow their business.

“We are delighted to have Gakovic in this new and expanded role, and I am confident that his leadership and results-driven approach will serve to further fuel Software AG’s ambitious plans across Australia and New Zealand, and lead the team to new heights.” 

Gakovic says, “I am excited to be given the opportunity to take the lead at a company recognised for its heritage as well as its new Digital Business Platform. Australia and New Zealand are countries that are dynamic, unique and filled with immense untapped potential.

“I look forward to working with an exceptionally talented team and to drive innovation and digital transformation for our customers.” 

Originally from Australia, Gakovic holds a Bachelors degree in Applied Science (Computing, Computer Programming) from Monash University. 

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