IDC has appointed Tehmasp Parekh as managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
At the same time, Louise Francis, research director for ANZ, will also take on the expanded role of country manager for New Zealand, reporting into Tehmasp.
IDC says her appointment highlights the group’s commitment to a locally focused approach for New Zealand.
Parekh is an IDC veteran, having started his career with the research and analyst firm in Hong Kong in 1996. He was most recently chief operating officer recently for IDC Asia Pacific.
“I see my role as building on the trust and confidence that IDC has established with its customers worldwide and to support our local business partners as they deal with the rapid changes in technology, disruption to their client base, evolving business objectives and to advise on new market opportunities and partnership strategies,” says Parekh, in a statement.
“With local teams on the ground working closely with IDC Asia Pacific and global domain experts, we aim to share the latest technology trends with our customers in Australia and New Zealand."
Parekh will report directly to IDC Asia Pacific managing director Eva Au, who said of the appointment, “Tehmasp will lead IDC’s unrivaled global coverage with regional and local presence, knowledge, expertise and support in Australia and New Zealand.
“His appointment reflects our continued commitment and investment in the ANZ region, as we help our customers navigate business and technology challenges with insightful analysis, go to market services, industry insights and benchmarking tools.”
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