New CEO appointed for Mercator Asia
London, September 22, 2011
Mercator, the commercial arm of Emirates Group IT, has announced that Rolf Eichenberger will replace Roland Heller as the chief executive officer for Mercator Asia.
Heller, who founded the company before it was acquired by Mercator, will transition out of the day-to-day operations of the business and focus on product development and technology strategy as head of development.
The Mercator Asia board of directors will elect Heller as a director of the board at the next general shareholder assembly thus ensuring that his expertise continues within the senior executive team, the company said in a statement.
Heller and Eichenberger, together with newly appointed head of product management, Thomas Jaeger, will form the executive management team of Mercator Asia, assuming responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects of the business.
Chief operating officer Patrick I'Anson will leave the Mercator Asia team and resume his previous position as technical operations manager of the Emirates Group's IT division based in Dubai.
Eichenberger said: “Mercator Asia has a bright future, and together with Roland, Thomas, and the whole crew of more than 60 people, we plan to take the company to the next level for the benefit and support of our valued customers. Ensuring their success will become our success."
“The changes in Mercator Asia’s leadership and operational structure will enable us to continue to deliver product and service excellence to our international client base. The level of skill, competency and experience of the new leadership team will put the business in good stead as it continues to undergo rapid growth,” said Patrick Naef, divisional senior vice president, Emirates Group IT, and Head of Mercator. – TradeArabia News Service