"Robert is an outstanding business executive and strategist who has over 25 years of experience in technology architecting and implementation," said Tibco executive vice-president of products and technology, and CTO Matt Quinn.
"Robert's expertise across the telecommunications, finance, and logistics sector is particularly critical in helping our Asia Pacific customers benefit from Tibco's technology prowess, enabling them to turn insights into action."
Merlicek has worked for Tibco since 2000. He most recently served as the company's APJ director of strategic solutions.
"As more companies in Asia and Australia embrace digital platforms, business leaders are taking a more active role in analytics and information project," said Merlicek.
"However, becoming digital is still a massive challenge for most organisations who find it difficult to transform that vision into a reality. At Tibco, we are committed to helping our customers realise the full value of interconnecting everything and augmenting their intelligence with data, transforming their business into a fully digital enterprise."