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Ex-Oracle AU boss to take over Asia-Pac reins

The Oracle manager who oversaw the integration of the Asia-Pacific operations of acquisition targets Siebel and PeopleSoft into the software heavyweight has been promoted.Brian Mitchell -- who also headed Oracle's Australia and New Zealand operations from December 2000 to 2004 -- has been appointed senior vice-president of the vendor's Asia-Pacific operations as part of a management reshuffle that sees incumbent Derek Williams elevated to chairman of Oracle Asia-Pacific and Japan.
Written by Renai LeMay, Contributor on
The Oracle manager who oversaw the integration of the Asia-Pacific operations of acquisition targets Siebel and PeopleSoft into the software heavyweight has been promoted.

Brian Mitchell -- who also headed Oracle's Australia and New Zealand operations from December 2000 to 2004 -- has been appointed senior vice-president of the vendor's Asia-Pacific operations as part of a management reshuffle that sees incumbent Derek Williams elevated to chairman of Oracle Asia-Pacific and Japan. Mitchell's responsibilities do not extend to Japan, Oracle said.

      Derek Williams

"Mitchell's new role as senior vice-president, Oracle Asia-Pacific, will extend his existing responsibilities in strategic acquisitions, business strategy and planning, and management of Oracle country offices, to also directing day-to-day operations for the region," according to the vendor said.

Both Mitchell and Williams will take up their positions immediately.

      Brian Mitchell

Mitchell, who assumed the role of mergers and acquisitions lead for the Asia-Pacific and Japan in October 2004, was promoted to senior vice president for strategy/business planning and mergers/acquisitions for Asia-Pacific (minus Japan) on 4 August 2005. His elevation to the vice-president post took effect just over six months before Oracle acquired customer relationship management specialist Siebel, while his stints in M&A also spanned Oracle's purchase and integration of great rival PeopleSoft.

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