05 December 2017
Christopher Beukers to head Avaloq’s APAC business
Avaloq is strengthening its position in Asia Pacific by bundling its regional service and software offering under Chris Beukers’ leadership. This allows the regionally well established and firmly anchored company to provide banks with comprehensive support, regardless of the delivery model. Chris Beukers joins Avaloq from Pactera Technology International as Managing Director Asia Pacific.
As banks are looking for more flexibility when it comes to their IT infrastructures and environments, there is a continued trend towards service-based business models. Avaloq is addressing this development and now taking the next step in building a market facing organisation for the APAC region that serves these customer needs.
Under the leadership of Chris Beukers, the newly appointed Managing Director Asia Pacific, Avaloq will further shape its scalable offering in a unified way to take the company to the next level in the Asia Pacific region. Based on a united market presence bundling the different solutions under one roof, Avaloq is able to provide financial institutions with comprehensive support, regardless of the software delivery model.
“After 10 successful years in the region, it is time for Avaloq to ignite the next growth phase in Asia Pacific. In Chris, we have found the right leader who will drive Avaloq’s growth ambition in the region. We will benefit from his banking and technology expertise to pool our service offering and provide our customers with even more comprehensive support. I am convinced that Chris will utilise the prime position we are in to tap into the market potential the region offers”, says Jürg Hunziker, Deputy Group CEO and Group CMO for Avaloq.
Chris Beukers is an experienced industry expert with more than 25 years of successful international track record in APAC and beyond. Before joining Avaloq, he has served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Asia Pacific Business Group at Pactera Technology International. Chris Beukers brings with him a breadth of know-how and industry-specific knowledge both in banking and IT. At Pactera, he has led a team of over 700 professionals across Asia Pacific with a focus on blue-chip customers in the strategic markets Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Over the course of his career, he has gained skills and experience through several executive positions and by having led business operations in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific.
Peter Scott, who has been with Avaloq since 2013 has decided to leave the company. He has driven significant growth across the APAC region including the establishment of the Singapore service centre, creation of three new regional offices in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and deals with many new customers including Maybank, Deutsche Bank, Citic, Bank of Asia and Crestone. He plans to remain in Singapore and develop opportunities in the country’s rapidly expanding FinTech industry.
Jürg Hunziker, Deputy Group CEO and Group CMO for Avaloq, adds: “I would like to thank Peter for the great commitment he has shown to the company. During his tenure, we have seen impressive expansion in the region – from Singapore to Hong Kong and Australia. Peter has been instrumental in Avaloq successfully establishing its business in the region, building a strong team and has helped us win new customers.”
Chris Beukers graduated from Stanford Business School and holds an engineering degree from Cornell University. In his new role, he reports to Jürg Hunziker, Avaloq’s Deputy Group CEO and Group CMO.