Metiom Australiasia names Issa as CEO

Metiom Australasia has named David Issa as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

The New-York-based global B2B e-commerce infrastructure provider, Metiom (formerly Intelisys Electronic Commerce), develops e-marketplace solutions for mid to large organisations and government agencies. The company formed an Australian arm, Metiom Australasia after Westpac invested $45 million in it in June 2000, giving Westpac a 49 per cent equity stake in the company. Its global clients include BHP, Westpac, South Australia Government, JP Morgan Chase and First Union.

Issa, formerly acting chief operating officer of Metiom Australasia, was an IT executive with Westpac, responsible for technology and e-commerce initiatives with Westpac's Institutional Bank, according to Metiom. Westpac group IT and e-commerce executive Jerry Gross said Issa has intimate knowledge of the corporate and institutional customer base in Australia.

Issa will drive the local subsidiary's sales and operations in Australia and Asia, with the aim of delivering "compelling" e-commerce solutions to the marketplace, a company statement said.

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