Accuity, the global financial crime compliance, payments and KYC solutions provider, announced the appointment of Sean Norris as Head of Sales, EMEA & APAC. Bharath Vellore has been appointed as the company’s Managing Director for Asia-Pacific (APAC).
Sean and Bharath have assumed their new appointments effective, 2 January 2018. The two senior leadership appointments reflect the company’s commitment to talent development and deepening its relationships with clients and prospects globally.
Sean’s appointment as Head of Sales EMEA & APAC, is testament to his progressive leadership in growing the APAC business for over 10 years. In his most recent role he expanded the APAC business by overseeing the opening of Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mumbai offices.
In his new role, Sean will be responsible for sales in EMEA and APAC with teams based in 11 offices worldwide. He is responsible for client acquisition, retention, ensuring customers extract maximum value and satisfaction from Accuity’s services. Sean will be stepping into the role previously held by Jeremy Bowen, who has moved to Accuity’s sister company, FlightGlobal, as VP, Global Head of Sales.
Bharath is based in the firm’s APAC headquarters in Singapore and has been with Accuity for the past six years. He has been spearheading the establishment of Accuity’s global innovation team in Asia, working with clients to develop proof of concepts that bring together lean development with compliance expertise. Bharath has also successfully led the integration of Accuity’s financial crime screening solutions with Corda - R3’s enterprise grade distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. His continued dedication and leadership skills have also shaped the establishment of Accuity’s local business in India.
In his new role, Bharath will continue to drive regional business strategies across new business verticals, identify new markets for growth and deepen Accuity’s market leadership in financial crime compliance and payments, while keeping pace with regional and global regulation.
Hugh Jones, President and CEO of Accuity, said: “I congratulate Sean and Bharath as they take up their new roles. Their ascent within Accuity is testament to our commitment to supporting and developing our people around the world and serving our global customer community.”