Kyriba Japan Appoints Jun-ichiro Kuwano as Managing Director
September 4, 2013
SaaS treasury leader brings on former Oracle, RightNow executive to spearhead sales operations
TOKYO – September 5, 2013 – Kyriba, the leader in cloud-based treasury management solutions, has appointed former Oracle and RightNow Technologies executive, Jun-ichiro Kuwano, as managing director of its Japanese operations. In this role, he will oversee the continued growth of Kyriba Japan, and build upon the company’s existing portfolio of high-profile clients.
Jun-ichiro Kuwano has a long track record of enterprise software sales leadership, as well as building and establishing high-growth divisions within global organizations. He started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, and has held several management and sales leadership roles at high-profile software vendors. Immediately prior to joining Kyriba, Kuwano was senior director at Oracle Japan, as a result of Oracle’s acquisition of SaaS software leader RightNow Technologies, where he was country manager.
Kyriba Japan is a joint venture between Kyriba, as the majority shareholder, and SunBridge Corporation, the company responsible for launching the salesforce.com Japan and Concur Japan joint ventures, with Marc Benioff and Steve Singh acting as minority direct investors. Since Kyriba Japan began operations in June 2012, it has acquired high profile clients in areas ranging from fashion and retail to consumer electronics.
“Jun-ichiro Kuwano has a strong track record managing top-performing sales teams and driving phenomenal growth at every step of his career,” said Jean-Luc Robert, chairman and CEO of Kyriba. “Kyriba has already established itself as the leading pure SaaS treasury and risk management provider in Europe and North America, and under Jun-ichiro’s leadership, we are in an excellent position to replicate this success in Japan.”
“Kyriba has already built a formidable reputation in the Japanese market as a leader in next-generation treasury solutions,” said Jun-ichiro Kuwano, managing director of Kyriba Japan. “Cloud-based platforms now dominate many areas of the enterprise applications market and Kyriba’s SaaS-based solution is building excellent momentum in the Japanese market. As forward-thinking treasury teams continue to focus on more strategic analysis and decision support, I look forward to continuing our growth in the market.”