Asian leader and SaaS veteran targets aggressive cloud deployment in fastest-growing region for Infor
ASIA PACIFIC – INDIA – 28 October 2022 – In for, the industrial cloud company, today announced the appointment of Terry Smag as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Smagh will be responsible for growing Infor’s business and driving customer success in key markets across the region, including Australia and New Zealand, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Korea.
“Terry is a seasoned expert in the enterprise software market in the Asia-Pacific region and is armed with over 20 years of international experience driving exponential revenue and market growth,” said Wolfgang Kobeck, executive vice president and general manager of international business at Infor. “We are thrilled to have him on board to lead our fast-growing APJ region, which is full of opportunity. As businesses in Asia look to scale their technology investments, they are looking for software that will help drive greater agility, efficiency, resilience and innovation in their operations, at speed and scale. With Terry’s passion for people and unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional customer-centric results, I am confident that he will lead our team and customers to the next stage of growth and further strengthen Infor’s roots in the APJ region.”
Smagh brings deep industry expertise in SaaS and data analytics to his role at Infor and has a proven track record of helping clients transform and grow their businesses across the region. He joins Infor following senior leadership positions at BlackLine, IBM and Qlik, where he was instrumental in driving revenue growth opportunities and profitability.
A Singaporean at heart, Smagh also has a broad understanding of local and regional market nuances and growth opportunities, having worked in regional positions for most of his career.
With a background in entrepreneurship, Smag is passionate about scaling businesses and nurturing leaders and strongly believes in “get the right team and the rest will follow”. “We’re in the people business — empathy, humility and respect are the qualities I look for in a leader,” Smag said. “It’s about developing and motivating a high-performing team that works collaboratively, thrives under pressure and enjoys coming to work every day. I believe we can drive success and engagement through culture and constantly strengthening overall engagement and customer experiences. My goal for retaining and recruiting talent is simple – we have to keep going to stay interested and entrusted to our people, and creating the best place to work in the process.”
“Businesses today are past the point of simply navigating economic recovery and uncertainty. Instead, they are doubling down and investing aggressively in building the competencies, technologies and skills that will truly position them to thrive in a new business era, and fast. The cloud will continue to play a critical role in this,” Smag said. “I am honored to join the Infor family and believe that Infor’s unique, purpose-built CloudSuites for the industry position us well to meet these demands and accelerate greater time to business value.” This is an increasingly important competitive differentiator for organizations and I look forward to working closely with my team to achieve this crucial difference for our customers.”
Smagh will be responsible for guiding Infor’s growth across a wide range of sectors in APJ, including industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, automotive, high technology, distribution and logistics.
Infor is a global leader in industry-specific business cloud software. We develop complete solutions for our focused industries. Infor’s mission-critical enterprise applications and services are designed to deliver sustainable operational benefits with security and faster time to value. More than 60,000 organizations in more than 175 countries rely on Infor’s 17,000 employees to help achieve their business goals. As a Koch company, our financial strength, ownership structure and long-term view enable us to foster lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers. Visit www.infor.com.