Olivier van Grembergen has been appointed as Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific to drive the company's expansion and accelerate growth across the region.
Based in Singapore, van Grembergen will focus on sales and channel development, team expansion and lead Aiven's regional growth initiatives and strategic partnerships.
He joins Aiven with a stellar record of driving transformational growth with companies such as AWS, Google, and HP and is an accomplished digital transformation executive with more than two decades of experience, specialising in architecting strategy, delivering large-scale organisational change, and generating sustainable top and bottom-line growth.
Alongside the new RVP hire, in a bid to develop Aiven's strategic relationships in the region and continue to aid organisations in their cloud transformation journeys, the company has signed an agreement with a major Google Cloud reseller, Cloud Ace, that works across seven key APAC territories, including Japan and Indonesia.
This will further strengthen Aiven's relationship with Google Cloud and help to provide customers in the region with proven open source data services already widely used.
"We're thrilled with the pace at which we've been growing in the Asia Pacific region over the past year," says Oskari Saarenmaa, CEO and Co-Founder, Aiven.
"Since October 2021, we have increased our regional headcount by more than 200% and are aggressively expanding across the Asia Pacific region.
"This couldn't be a better time to welcome Olivier to chart our new phase of growth and guide our success as we continue to grow in a diverse region," he says.
"The potential for open source technology in this region is immense as we seek to grow our network of partners, recruit the best talent, and help customers in APAC address their development and digital transformation needs," van Grembergen says.
"This is an exciting time for us in the APAC region, and we're committed to helping our customers succeed in their chosen area. I am thrilled to be joining Aiven at such a pivotal time."