Reporting to Tony Klim, Bravuraâs Chief Executive Officer, Roland will be responsible for accelerating growth, developing new lines of business, implementing major change programs and leading merger and acquisition activity in the region.
Klim said, âWe are extremely pleased to appoint Roland to the position of Managing Director - Asia Pacific. Roland has a wealth of experience in financial services IT solutions having held positions in consulting, sales and management in Europe and Asia Pacific.
âRoland is highly regarded as a leader, thinker and communicator within the information technology industry. He builds outstanding relationships with clients, partners and employees at all levels, and has a track record of success in growing lines of business in Asia. We look forward to the rich knowledge and experience he will bring to our organisation.â
Prior to his appointment at Bravura, Roland was a Vice President with Oracle Corporation. He represented Oracleâs software development organisation in Asia Pacific and Japan, ran Oracleâs banking industry solutions team for Asia Pacific and led Oracleâs middleware business to become the fastest growing middleware vendor in Asia Pacific for two yearsâ running. In more than eighteen years with Oracle Roland held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Commenting on his appointment, Roland said, âI am delighted to be taking up the position of Managing Director - Asia Pacific with Bravura. Bravura is well positioned for long-term growth and I look forward to driving client success and innovation based on Bravuraâs world class offerings.â
Roland holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Director of Spatial Information Systems Limited and Engineering Australiaâs Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management. He teaches leadership and communications at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and is deputy chair of the Industry Advisory Network for the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS.
Roland commences his new role on 1 November 2011.