Delft, 03-12-2010 – On January 1, 2011 Vincent Harmsen will succeed Roland Rott as managing director of the regions EMEA and APAC. In this position Harmsen will also be member of Exact’s Executive Committee.
Rott has decided to pursue his career outside of Exact and will step down from his position on the same date. In Harmsen, Exact found a successor for Rott who can further drive the programs recently initiated by Exact’s management to become more market driven and to return to organic growth.
Martijn Janmaat, CEO: “During the past 12 years Roland has played a major role in Exact’s development, first in the EMEA region and later in the APAC region. Our presence in the EMEA and APAC regions has grown significantly during this time. I am grateful for his contribution and wish Roland all the best in his future career. With Vincent on board we can continue our journey and focus on organic growth for Exact. There will be a proper handover between Vincent and Roland in the coming weeks.”
Harmsen brings over 25 years of successful international leadership experience in global software and services providers, building and transforming businesses and progressively growing revenue and profitability in international markets.
From 2007 through 2009 Harmsen worked at Infor Global Solutions as VP Northern Europe. In that period he accomplished revenue growth, activated new business models and developed multiple sales channels.
Harmsen began his career as marketing manager at Systel. From there he joined Saldata, Siemens, Ross Systems, Hyperion Solutions and BMC Software. His most recent position was SVP of Luma International N.V.
Harmsen holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial economics from the Hogeschool van Utrecht in the Netherlands.
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