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Monday, 04 May 2009 16:07

Lawson expands professional services with new chief

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider, Lawson Software, has set about expanding its business in the professional services sector, with the appointment of a new head of its Australian and New Zealand professional services division.

David Hope, VP and Asia Pacific regional director for Lawson today announced the appointment of Axel van der Smagt as director of professional services with the responsibility of expanding business in the ANZ market through the delivery of “rapid and predictable software implementation services to customers.“

Based in Sydney, Van der Smagt will report to Trygve Slette, Lawson services director for Asia Pacific & Japan, and will be responsible for the provision of services to Lawson customers in industries including manufacturing and distribution, equipment service management and rental, food and fashion.

With more than 20 years experience in the enterprise software industry, Van der Smagt was previously Lawson’s director of partner engagement, responsible for selecting and training the company’s partner organisations across ANZ.

Prior to joining Lawson, Van der Smagt worked for SAP and before that with JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Oracle.  He also worked with KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM.

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