Automation Anywhere boosts regional presence with executive appointment

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Automation Anywhere, an enterprise software provider in robotic process automation (RPA), today announced the appointment of Adrian Jones as executive vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

This announcement follows the completion of Automation Anywhere’s US$250 (AU$370) Series A funding last week – one of the largest Series A rounds on record for an enterprise software company, which brought Automation Anywhere’s post-money valuation to US$1.8 billion (AU$2.4 billion).

In his newly-formed role, Jones brings 25 years of experience driving strategy and sales with some of the world’s largest technology companies in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec and Oracle.

Earlier this year, Automation Anywhere announced triple-digit growth and the company’s position as market leader in Asia Pacific and the Americas. Jones’ appointment signals the next phase in Automation Anywhere’s regional customer and partner growth, and the company’s continued investment in helping businesses across APJ innovate using robotic process automation, a newer technology which is experiencing rapid adoption and growth.

“With more enterprises in this region demanding better ways to automate business processes, we have targeted APJ as a critical growth market for Automation Anywhere globally. Our continued regional growth and appointment of Adrian to EVP are testaments to this,” Ankur Kothari, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Automation Anywhere, said.

Reporting into Kothari, Jones is responsible for driving awareness of RPA in the APJ market, expanding the company’s operations and boosting customer and partner engagements across the region.

“RPA is already bringing to life a new, digital workforce designed to automate processes and elevate human work,” said Jones. “Automation Anywhere continues to make significant investments in hiring the best talent to power the region’s most innovative companies. We’re excited by the market growth opportunities now, and in the years ahead, and I look forward to strengthening our foothold in the region’s RPA arena.”