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SAS names new Singapore head

Caroline Ng | July 24, 2013
Francis Fong has been appointed as the Managing Director to forge closer ties with the public and private sectors.

Business intelligence analytics (BIA) provider, SAS, has yesterday announced Francis Fong as its new Managing Director in Singapore.

Under this new leadership, Fong will lead and manage the company's business strategy with an eye on return-on-investments in the public and private sectors.

He will also take the helm of grooming the city-state's budding BIA talents through academic and government partnerships.

Fong said BIA technology has gained traction over the years and his appointment is well placed to help drive further adoption for businesses.

"As a company, we are also committed to providing training to the workforce, and to work with academia and government ministries to ensure the development of a skilled labour force in our industry," he said.

As an IT veteran with 25 years of experience in the industry, Fong joins the software company from IBM as a director with global technology for ASEAN. He has also previously served in leadership roles, with sales and marketing, services and client management experience under his belt.

An engineer by training, Fong holds an MBA and bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from National University of Singapore.

According to the 30-year-old operation in Singapore, it has made big strides having scored a record global revenue of US$2.87 billion last year, up 5.4 percent over 2011.


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