He will oversee business and customer expansion, with a focus on industry-specific cloud solutions.
Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has appointed Kerry Koutsikos as vice president and general manager for the Middle East and Africa region. He will drive Infor’s business growth and strategy in the region and ensure customer success through agile delivery of Infor’s industry-specific cloud solutions.
“We are excited to welcome Kerry to our Middle East & Africa operation,” says Wolfgang Kobek, Infor executive vice president and general manager for EMEA. “Kerry joins Infor at an exciting time in the region. Sectors including manufacturing, distribution, automotive, warehousing and logistics are growing rapidly in the Middle East and Africa amid surging demand, but they also face numerous challenges including inflation and supply chain issues. Infor is well-placed to help customers tackle these challenges, boost their efficiency, and maximise their growth potential.
“Kerry’s extensive experience of developing enterprise technology businesses and his ability to inspire teams to achieve ambitious common goals make him the right fit to take Infor’s already successful regional operation to the next level. Kerry and his team will have a laser focus on helping customers digitally transform with Infor’s industry-specific cloud-based solutions,” he adds.
Kerry has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, including nearly 25 years in the UAE, where he was in charge of opening and growing regional operations for several multinational companies including Micromuse, Amdocs, and Nuance. He was most recently the area vice president at Qlik responsible for EMEA's emerging markets, and he was previously the VP of sales at Automation Anywhere. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business computing from the University of New South Wales, and a master’s in international business from the University of Cumbria.
He began his career with Computer Associates in Sydney, Australia, as a solutions engineer focusing on the APAC region. He later joined BMC Software, where he was in charge of APAC sales before moving to Italy to run the company's channels in Southern EMEA. He then relocated to the UAE to oversee BMC Software's MEA expansion, which included the establishment of offices in Dubai and Johannesburg.
“The Middle East and Africa is a dynamic region with a growing, nuanced demand for digital transformation among public and private sector organisations,” he says. “I’m excited to support customers on their digital transformation journeys with our industry-specific cloud solutions, which will not only help them to operate in a smarter way and serve customers better, but will also support the national visions of countries across the region.”