Workday AP, Japan chief David Webster

David Webster to take charge of AP, Japan

Workday, a top-tier provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, has named David Webster as chief of its operation in Asia Pacific and Japan.

The new CEO will take charge of Workday’s businesses in the region where the firm continues to expand its presence in such areas as financial management and human capital management.

David worked for Dell EMC for 14 years. Before that, he was a senior executive at PeopleSoft and was also a national board director for the Australian Information Industry Association.

David promised to further expand business horizon of Workday in AP and Japan.

I am excited to help lead Workday into its next phase of growth. With more companies in the region looking to harness technologies such as ours to gain a competitive edge, I look forward to driving the business forward and enabling customers to become future-ready,” he said.

Chano Fernandez, Workday co-president, pinned great hope on the new CEO.

We are delighted to have David on board to spearhead our operations in Asia Pacific and Japan as the region is a key market for growth. He brings over 20 years of industry experience and a solid track record in leading and transforming businesses,” he said.

David’s appointment reflects our commitment to the region and our customers, as well as delivering excellent results for the organization.”

Established in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and planning for a flurry of corporations across the world.

The on-demand software vendor went public in late 2012. Included in its competitors are such big-name companies as SAP and Oracle.


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