Deon Newman, a seasoned professional with a distinguished 32-year career spanning various industry sectors, roles and continents, has been appointed as the Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Manager (GM) for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region at HERE Technologies. He will be based in the firm's Singapore office and takes over from Jason Jameson, who now serves as Chief Customer Officer in Singapore.
Newman has accrued substantive international exposure, holding various leadership positions related to brand, product, field sales, and marketing in Australia, the US, Europe, and Asia throughout his impressive career. His acclaimed track record is marked by leading global sales and marketing organisations, instigating sustainable business growth, and building productive teams.
Prior to his appointment with HERE Technologies, the leading location data and technology platform, Newman was the Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Cloud and Systems, a lofty position he held after more than three decades at IBM.
Expressing confidence in Newman's abilities to steer the company to greater heights, Jason Jameson, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at HERE, stated, "Our success in the APAC market has been fuelled by a deep understanding of our customers and a commitment to market differentiation. I am confident that Deon's passion and strategic vision will propel HERE's business forward and solidify our leadership in location technology and services."
Stepping into his new role, Newman expressed excitement about the potential of the APAC market. "I am truly honoured and excited to join HERE Technologies to lead the APAC team," he says. "The APAC region is a hotbed of technological innovation and creativity, and I look forward to collaborating with our exceptional team, customers, and partners to move the region forward."
With his extensive experience and leadership capabilities, Newman's appointment comes as a strategic move aimed at sustaining HERE Technologies' growth and reinforcing its market leadership in the APAC region.