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Duck Creek Technologies (Boston) has announced that Shaji Sethu has joined the company as Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Focusing initially on the Australia / New Zealand region, Sethu is responsible for the expansion of Duck Creek’s presence in the Asia Pacific market. The vendor says that he will work closely with the provider’s increasing number of local and regional clients as well as its rapidly expanding network of Implementation, Solution, and Technology partners.
Sethu brings more than 20 years of leadership and general management experience to Duck Creek. Sethu began his career as an Engineer and quickly transitioned into IT as a developer and then into consulting roles and general management of consulting practices within the region. Most recently, Sethu drove sales and delivery of cloud-based platform solutions, managed services, and IT transformation Consulting for Oakton, a subsidiary of Dimension Data and NTT Group. During this period, he has helped number of organization with their Digital and Business Transformation, according the Duck Creek statement on his appointment.
“The insurance industry is amid rapid change, customers are demanding better experiences, competition without legacy challenges are bringing innovative products to market faster, and carriers saddled with legacy technology are finding it hard to react,” comments Sethu. “Against this backdrop, many P&C carriers are changing technology quickly, with SaaS becoming the norm.”
“Duck Creek has been helping carriers realize the power of an open, connected SaaS platform for years, and I fully believe that OnDemand, our SaaS solution for the P&C industry, will be at the forefront of the industry’s ongoing transformation,” Sethu continues. “I’m excited to take charge of our APAC growth strategy and look forward to helping carriers shape the future of insurance in the APAC region.”
APAC Crucial to Future Growth Strategy
“The APAC market plays a crucial role in our future growth strategy,” comments Eugene Van Biert, Chief Revenue Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “Shaji’s knowledge of the region and his deep technical, consulting, and especially cloud services experience makes him a great choice to lead our APAC expansion. We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”