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Lawson Software Appoints Moore as Vice President to Lead Australian and New Zealand Business

  • 12 December, 2006 15:49

<p>Australia/New Zealand – December 11, 2006 – Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise software applications, has appointed Stephen Moore as the new Vice President of its Australia and New Zealand operations. Mr. Moore formally joined Lawson on 4 December 2006, and is focused on driving growth and development in the region as part of Lawson’s strategy for global expansion.</p>
<p>Mr. Moore brings 30 years of enterprise information technology and business management experience to Lawson and has held a number of senior executive positions, including several years as head of services for PeopleSoft in Asia Pacific. Most recently, Mr. Moore served as Asia Pacific Managing Partner and Vice President of Unisys Worldwide Services Operations, where he led a team of 600, transformed service delivery and produced a successful business turnaround across the region.</p>
<p>“Stephen comes to us with an impressive, highly respected track record of driving growth in a number of leading Asia Pacific IT organizations,” said Harry Debes, Lawson President and Chief Executive Officer. “He also has a deep working knowledge of many business markets across the region. We are pleased to have Stephen join our team and look forward to growing our ANZ business.”</p>
<p>Lawson sees the ANZ market as an important growth region and expects Mr. Moore’s experience in the IT sector to be a valuable asset in maximizing the company’s opportunities in the market.</p>
<p>“The enterprise applications space is a dynamic, hotly contested market right now as it continues to see its fair share of consolidation and new developments,” said Mr. Moore. “Having spent a number of years in the ERP space, I know the competitive landscape. I’ve also watched Lawson and the former Intentia evolve to become the formidable force that it is today. The newly combined company has a very strong strategic vision, energetic leadership and an enviable range of proven industry solutions, services and vertical market expertise that is going to be hard for competitors to beat. I’m very excited about this opportunity at Lawson.”</p>
<p>Prior to his role at Unisys, Mr. Moore was a Director of AeM Group – a Australian private equity IT solutions company. He also spent more than five years with PeopleSoft, ending as group vice president for Japan-Asia Pacific. His highly successful career also includes the senior executive position of general manager/regional VP at DMR Consulting Group (now Fujitsu Services), a billion-dollar IT solutions and services company. Mr. Moore began his career in the Australian Government.</p>
<p>In addition to his IT industry career experience, Mr. Moore is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds tertiary qualifications in Economics, Business, Public Administration and Information Technology.</p>
<p>About Lawson Software</p>
<p>Lawson Software provides software and service solutions to 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Lawson’s solutions include Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management and industry-tailored applications. Lawson solutions assist customers in simplifying their businesses or organizations by helping them streamline processes, reduce costs and enhance business or operational performance. Lawson is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., and has offices around the world. Visit Lawson online at www.lawson.com.</p>
<p>Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements that contain risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements contain statements of intent, belief or current expectations of Lawson Software and its management. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company is not obligated to update forward-looking statements based on circumstances or events that occur in the future. Risks and uncertainties that may cause such differences include but are not limited to: uncertainties in Lawson’s ability to realize synergies and revenue opportunities anticipated from the Intentia International acquisition; uncertainties in the software industry; uncertainties as to when and whether the conditions for the recognition of deferred revenue will be satisfied; global military conflicts; terrorist attacks; pandemics, and any future events in response to these developments; changes in conditions in the company's targeted industries; increased competition and other risk factors listed in the company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lawson assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.</p>

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