Oracle's group general manager for the Asia Pacific, Dominic O'Hanlon, has been appointed CEO for Australian-based compliance company, RuleBurst.
Prior to joining Oracle, O'Hanlon was the managing director of Geac Corporation. He also founded e-commerce company TouchPoint.
His immediate priority is to augment RuleBurst's presence in the public and financial services industries.
O'Hanlon said the company's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology will have a competitive advantage in these sectors.
RuleBurst's footprint extends beyond Australia to the United Kingdom and the United States. Expansion plans are underway throughout Asia and Western Europe.
O'Hanlon said RuleBurst is in a unique position to capitalise on the global growth in both the Business Rules Management (BRMS) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRCM) markets.
"I was attracted to RuleBurst because of the company's vision for combining the benefits of business rules and compliance," O'Hanlon said.
"No other software company can claim the ability to automate the implementation of complex policies and regulation, capture risks and breaches, escalate and deal with these compliance issues, and then close the loop through the further creation and automation of new business rules.
"With a genuine SOA architecture and strong tier one partners, RuleBurst is strongly differentiated against its nearest competitors."
O'Hanlon holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from The University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.