2 May 2006, Tokyo: Etrali, the leading provider of unified communications solutions for the trading community, has appointed Christophe Ozer as branch manager to head the company’s Japanese branch in Tokyo.
Christophe’s move to Etrali follows four years with Belgian machine vision and image processing company Euresys. A fluent Japanese speaker, Christophe spent two years as the Euresys sales manager in Tokyo, during which time sales in Japan doubled.
Reporting to Henry Vautheny, Etrali’s Singapore-based managing director of Asia-Pacific, Ozer will oversee the company’s seven-strong team in Tokyo. As well as serving the existing client base, Ozer will be responsible for bringing Etrali’s market leading technology and services to the broader financial community in Japan.
Etrali’s clients in Japan currently include BNP Paribas, Calyon, Société Générale and KBC, IXIS, DEPFA,
“This is an exciting time for Etrali in Japan,” said Ozer. “We will shortly be moving our office into the heart of Tokyo’s financial district, so we can be within easy reach of our clients - the banking and brokerage community.”
“I have already had detailed conversations with some large potential clients and am confident that we will go ahead with a number of new projects this year,” he added.
Commenting on the appointment, Henri Vautheny, Etrali APAC region manager said, “Christophe has a proven track record and will be a great asset to Etrali’s strategy of building on its market share and reputation in Japan. I am delighted to welcome him to the Etrali team.”