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PeopleSoft Appoints New General Manager

PeopleSoft Appoints New General Manager to Drive
Growth in North Asia
New appoint underpins Asian Expansion

Auckland – 1 February 2001 - PeopleSoft today announced the appointment of Rob Wells to General Manager – North Asia, effective immediately.

As General Manager, Rob will be responsible for the strategic growth and business development for North Asia, establishing Hong Kong as a major hub for the region, underpinning PeopleSoft’s commitment to building on its existing presence in Asia, and expanding its network of prospective eBusiness and enterprise application software customers in the region.

“PeopleSoft has already experienced strong growth in the Region, with a solid customer base across a range of industries. Our key objectives will be to supporting our existing customers and enable other North Asian businesses take advantage of the enormous opportunities the market is presenting. Its an exciting time in the new economy, and an exciting time for PeopleSoft,” said Mr Wells.

Mr Wells previously held the position of Director of Operations where he was responsible for growing PeopleSoft’s Australia and New Zealand business based on the company’s leading eBusiness strengths and its drive into the CRM market. As Director of Operations, Mr Wells successfully delivered strong growth in PeopleSoft’s share of the Australian and New Zealand market, taking new Enterprise Performance Management, Supply Chain and eProcurement product initiatives to market and building a strong CRM business.
Commenting on his appointment Mr Andrew Barkla, Vice President Asia Pacific said, “Rob has made a significant contribution to our ANZ operation, which I am confident he will replicate in North Asia. The Asian region as a whole is critical to PeopleSoft, and the growth of both North and South Asia will believe will be significant in 2001.”
Since joining PeopleSoft in June 1996, Mr Wells has also held the position of Education, Government and Financial Services Business Unit Director and Sales Director, where he consistently achieved and outperformed sales objectives.
Mr Wells has close to twenty years’ experience in IT industry. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, he spent six years at Sequent, most recently holding the position of Managing Director, Sequent Australia.

In Australia and New Zealand Mr Wells’ Director of Operations role will be replaced by a Managing Director – an appointment due to be announced this quarter.

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft Inc. is a world leader in providing eBusiness applications that enable people - customers, employees, and suppliers - to power the Internet. PeopleSoft's pure internet Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Management solutions provide the industry's most open and flexible e-commerce platform. PeopleSoft employs more than 8,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,700 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft eBusiness applications. For more information, visit us at

PeopleSoft began operations in Asia Pacific in 1993 and now has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Its customers include AAP, AMP, Alcoa, Australian National University, Australian Stock Exchange, Bangkok General Hospital, Coles Myer, Department of Defence, Eastern Energy, Ford, Foxtel, Government of Singapore Investments Corporation, HSBC Holdings, John Fairfax Holdings, Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) Hong Kong, National Mutual Health Insurance, NZ Police, NZ Post, UNITEC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reding Paper Products, Transfield Pty Ltd, University of NSW, WA Department of Education and WA Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, AMD, DBS Bank, PSA Corporation, Singapore Ministry of Finance, Morrison Express, Singtel, Starhub, Tenaga Nasional, Telekom Malaysia and Swire Properties.

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