Global analytics software and services provider SAS has announced the appointment of Eric Chiang as general manager for SAS Hong Kong.
In this role, Chiang will be responsible for the strategic growth of SAS Hong Kong and strengthening the company's market position through solutions based around advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Chiang will report directly to SAS vice president and managing director for Greater China, Wilson Ho.
"I am delighted to welcome Eric to SAS. He brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge in the IT industry, with a well-rounded perspective on software, hardware and cloud applications. An innovative leader with a proven track record in bringing business benefits to organizations by leveraging on new technologies, Eric possesses strong business acumen and an extensive industry, customer and community network," Ho said.
An industry veteran of 30 years, Chiang holds a strong background in leadership and management. This includes overseeing APAC and individual country operations with several top multinational corporations. He previously served as senior sales director of JAPAC, global communications head for Oracle and country manager, Greater China for TIBCO Software.
Ho commented, "I am confident that SAS Hong Kong, under Eric's leadership, will continue to grow and enable customers to make better business decisions by leveraging on trusted data along their Analytics and AI transformation journeys."
Most recently, Chiang has served as a business advisor to leading companies across different business sectors, coaching top executives in strategic business planning.
"Hong Kong has always been at the forefront of digital transformation. Companies are deploying data analytics to unlock new opportunities in today's increasingly competitive environment. There are tremendous opportunities ahead for SAS Hong Kong to grow further and continue to diversify into new sectors," said Chiang. "It is a great honour to take on the role of General Manager for SAS Hong Kong. I am excited to work with our talented team and I look forward to bringing our customers greater success with technologies that will enable them to capitalize on the opportunities ahead."