Acronis, the data protection company, official opened its international headquarters in Singapore yesterday.
Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov said that launching its international headquarters in Singapore is returning to its roots because the company was founded here in 2002.
Beloussov said that Acronis wants to capitalize on the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) markets, and has set a revenue target of US$1 billion for his company.
According to him, the decision to set the HQ in Singapore is a strategic one because in the next five years, 50 percent of the revenue will come from the Asian market. The rest will come from Europe and America, Beloussov said.
"Singapore is a convenient location for international technology business," he said. "The country is well connected to the rest of the world. More than 50 percent of the world's population and economy is in the distance of 8-hours flight from here."
New leaders to steer Acronis to success
Yury Larichev, former CEO of Acumatica, joined Acronis as President and will drive the company's aggressive growth goals. Larichev will leverage his success as the CEO of rapidly growing cloud ERP company, Acutmatica, and over 20 years of experience in scaling organizations, the company said in its announcement.
To increase their focus on business development, Ezequiel Steiner, current GM of Acronis' mobility business unit, will also handle roles of SVP of business development, legal and corporate development. In this role, he will focus on strategic partnerships and identifying potential acquisitions and the legal process associated with them, the company's announcement said.
Recently appointed global Chief Strategy and Operations Officer Mark Shmulevich will lead establishing tight collaboration between Acronis and universities and technology centers in Singapore. "Efficient infrastructure combined with significant government support for innovation, together with presence of strong R&D centers and universities in Singapore, makes the country one of our focus points for technology collaborations and advanced research," said Shmulevich. " We are already starting working with a few institutions, including Data Storage Institute, and are planning to expand our partnerships in the near future”.
Acronis also recently launched a datacenter in Singapore, extending the network of datacenters providing cloud data protection beyond the locations in the US, France, Germany, Japan and Russia.
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