Leipzig, 09.11.2015 – Global IT provider COMPAREX has opened a subsidiary in Singapore and has appointed Sebastien Sisombat as Executive Vice President for Asia. These steps represent a deeper attention to the Asian market in the international growth strategy of COMPAREX, following recent market entries in Canada and Turkey.
“We are excited to expand our existing service in Asia and, specifically, to bring our own SoftCare offerings to this enormous market,” says Wilfried Pruschak, COMPAREX Chief Executive Officer. “This step is one of many in our pursuit of providing greater support to our multi-national customers. This will grant them access to our global network and portfolio in this region, adding to our existing local branches in China, India and Indonesia.” In addition to its traditional license management offering, COMPAREX will introduce SoftCare to these markets, a cloud-based system that customers use to streamline the procurement, use and management of software products and services. An integral part of SoftCare, SAM2GO (Software Asset Management as a Managed Service) supports companies and users by continuously and precisely recording software inventory and its use. Not only does this minimize risk exposure, it also reduces costs.
Bertrand Launay, Microsoft VP, Small and Mid-Market Solutions & Partners Asia: "This is great news from one of our key global partners, COMPAREX! Microsoft highly appreciates the investments they are making to bring more attention to the Asian market. The tremendous cloud solution and licensing skills of COMPAREX combined with Sebastiens unique understanding and knowledge of the market requirements will be a great value-add to our customers here."
Sebastien Sisombat comments: “I’m thrilled to join the COMPAREX team! Not only is this company on a steady and impressive growth course with subsidiaries in now-34 countries. At the same time it has developed SoftCare, a set of innovative, smart tools that I haven’t seen anywhere else. I’m eager to introduce this revolutionary offering to our customers, both new and existing alike.”
Before joining COMPAREX, Sisombat worked at Microsoft from 2003 for twelve years in a variety of management roles in growing capacity. He joined Microsoft France as Business Operations Director and later was Marketing Director for Microsoft APAC. Sisombat then worked as Sales Excellence Director for Microsoft South-Korea before his last assignment as Small Medium & Partners Solutions Director for Microsoft Thailand.
Before Microsoft, he had worked as Marketing Communication Director for Sun Microsystems France from 1998- 2003 and for ten years as Marketing and Sales Director at Apple France.
Sebastien Sisombat graduated with a Master of Computer Science at Paris University and a MBA at ESSEC MBA School.
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COMPAREX is a global IT provider specializing in license management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based professional services. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves the public-sector, SMB and large international corporations. Its portfolio includes software licenses from more than 3,000 vendors as well as consultancy and professional services. The COMPAREX Group employs more than 2,450 people at over 80 locations in 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal year 2015/16 the COMPAREX Group generated (preliminary) revenue of €1.909 billion / $ 2.109 billion.