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David Webster, Workday president Asia Pacific, Japan David Webster, Workday president Asia Pacific, Japan

Former Dell EMC executive David Webster has been appointed as president of Asia Pacific and Japan for enterprise cloud vendor Workday.

Webster, who was with Dell EMC for 14 years will be based in Sydney with Workday and will oversee the company’s businesses across the region as it continues to expand its capabilities within financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Prior to Dell, he was the vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand at PeopleSoft and was a national board director for the Australian Information industry Association.

Webster will report to Chano Fernandez, Workday co-president.

“We are delighted to have David on board to spearhead our operations in Asia Pacific and Japan as the region is a key market for growth,” said Fernandez.

“He brings over 20 years of industry experience and a solid track record in leading and transforming businesses. David’s appointment reflects our commitment to the region and our customers, as well as delivering excellent results for the organisation.

Commenting on his appointment to the top job for APJ, Webster said: “I am excited to help lead Workday into its next phase of growth”.

“With more companies in the region looking to harness technologies such as ours to gain a competitive edge, I look forward to driving the business forward and enabling customers to become future-ready.”

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