The Johannesburg office will comprise a team of leading South African consultants, headed up by Business Development Manager Vaughan Harris, who has many years’ experience in the region and led by Ian Saunders, VP Africa, one of Asite’s leading solution specialists and former director of an Oracle ISV ERP Distributor in South Africa.
Commenting on the launch, Asite’s CEO Tony Ryan said, “Johannesburg has become a key hub for local and international banks, development institutions, institutional investors and funds looking at investment and finance opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is driving a significant increase in infrastructure and capital projects investment in the region. This is an important part of our investment plans in international markets which are helping to take our Adoddle platform to the next level.”
The Johannesburg office opened on 21st of October, with plans for another office in Cape Town in 2015. At the official launch event on the 6th of November, hosted by partners Dimension Data at their prestigious Sandton premises, Asite welcomed top private sector and public enterprises to an event themed ‘Capital Projects in the Cloud’. Dimension Data’s Business Development Manager for EMEA, Catherine Klopper had this to say, ‘Asite’s vision was to offer hosted solutions for better, safer, more cost-effective capital projects and we are proud to be assisting in the delivery of that vision globally.”
Welcoming the guests at the event was Asite’s leadership, Tony Ryan, CEO, and Nathan Doughty, COO, , who have together led the company to into its rapid growth stage. Dimension Data’s Catherine Klopper introduced Asite and the engaging seminar presentation was delivered by Tony Ryan.
Ian Saunders, VP for Africa had this to say, “We are seeing increasing interest in Africa from clients across our global network – this is the key driver for our launch. With the opening of our office in Johannesburg, we will now be able to offer African clients a seamless service across sectors, combining a global presence and specialisation with a premium local team. This also provides our team in South Africa with access to an unrivalled international platform and the opportunity to advise companies that are world leaders on some of the most significant projects in the region.”