Automation Anywhere targets growth through regional executive hire

Automation Anywhere targets growth through regional executive hire

Newly created position to drive RPA awareness

Adrian Jones (Automation Anywhere)

Adrian Jones (Automation Anywhere)

Robotic process automation specialist Automation Anywhere has named sales and strategy veteran Adrian Jones as executive vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

Jones will take on this newly created position to grow the vendor’s presence in the region, which has seen triple-digit growth during the past 12 months.

Specifically, total revenue has increased at over 100 per cent annually, while existing customer revenue has grown at more than 150 per cent year-over-year.

"RPA is already bringing to life a new, digital workforce designed to automate processes and elevate human work,” said Jones. "Automation Anywhere continues to make significant investments in hiring the best talent to power the region’s most innovative companies.

"We are excited by the market growth opportunities now, and in the years ahead, and I look forward to strengthening our foothold in the region’s RPA arena."

Early this month the vendor announced a successful series A financing round of US$250 million led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity with participation from General Atlantic and World Innovation Lab (WiL).

This investment will further drive its expansion efforts across the Asia Pacific region in addition to its operations in the Americas and Europe and brings the company’s total valuation to US$1.8 billion.

Jones will be a key part of that drive, helming the organisation’s growth efforts across the region.

Based in Singapore, Jones brings 25 years of sales and strategy experience to the role from top-tier organisations such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec and Oracle.

“Following a record year of expansion at Automation Anywhere, we are excited to introduce Adrian as our dedicated regional lead in APJ,” said Ankur Kothari, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Automation Anywhere.

"With more enterprises in this region demanding better ways to automate business processes, we have targeted APJ as a critical growth market for Automation Anywhere globally. Our continued regional growth and appointment of Adrian to EVP are testaments to this."

Jones will report directly to Kothari and in his new role will be responsible for driving RPA awareness in the Asia Pacific and Japan market, boosting customer and partner engagement in the process across the region.

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