Leading location data and technology platform, HERE Technologies has appointed Deon Newman as senior vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore.

During his 32-year career, Newman has served in various global and regional leadership roles across brand, product, field sales and marketing in Australia, the USA, Europe and Asia. He is a seasoned industry leader experienced in leading global sales and marketing organisations, driving sustainable business growth, and building successful teams. He joins HERE after spending more than three decades at IBM.

HERE executive vice president and chief customer officer, Jason Jameson said, “Our success in the APAC market has been fueled by a deep understanding of our customers and a commitment to market differentiation. I am confident that Deon’s passion and strategic vision will propel HERE’s business forward and solidify our leadership in location technology and services.”

Commenting on his appointment, Newman said: “I am honored and excited to join HERE Technologies to lead the APAC team. The APAC region is a hotbed of technological innovation and creativity, and I look forward to collaborating with our exceptional team, customers and partners to move the region forward.”