Progress Software appoints Keith Budge as managing director for Asia Pacific and Japan


Progress Software, a software
provider that enables enterprises to be
operationally responsive, 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 organization 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.


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,” Christopher Larsen, executive
vice president of Global Field Operations,
Progress Software.


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,” said Larsen


“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


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.


Progress Software recently announced that premier Brazilian telecommunications company, Global Village Telecom
Brazil (GVT), a part of the Vivendi group, has deployed the Progress
Communications Order Management (COM) solution, across their OSS/BSS


GVT is using the Progress COM solution to manage the core
processes around their customer’s service fulfillment and exception handling
activities for retail and corporate customers voice and broadband services.


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