Oct 26, 2022

Aiven expands into Asia Pacific region with new VP leading growth plans

Aiven appoints new APAC Regional Vice President to spearhead intensive growth plans and announces accelerated growth exemplified by revenue increasing > 100% in APAC, headcount up by > 200%, and market reach expanded to five countries with a regional hub in Singapore

Singapore — October 26, 2022 - Aiven, the open source cloud data platform company, has announced the appointment of Olivier van Grembergen as Regional Vice President (RVP) of Asia Pacific (APAC) to drive the company’s expansion and accelerate growth across the region. Based in Singapore, Olivier will focus on sales and channel development, team expansion, and will lead Aiven’s regional growth initiatives and strategic partnerships. This marks an exciting chapter in Aiven’s development, with the company leading the booming market for managed cloud data solutions, opening four offices in the last 12 months alone, and boosting revenue by more than 100%.

Olivier joins Aiven with a stellar record of driving transformational growth with companies such as AWS, Google, and HP. He is an accomplished digital transformation executive with more than 2 decades of experience, specialising in architecting strategy, delivering large-scale organisational change, and generating sustainable top and bottom-line growth.

Alongside the new RVP hire, in a bid to develop Aiven’s strategic relationships in the region and continue to aid organisations in their cloud transformation journeys, the company has signed an agreement with a major Google Cloud reseller, Cloud Ace, that works across seven key APAC territories, including Japan and Indonesia. This will further strengthen Aiven’s relationship with Google Cloud and help to provide customers in the region with proven open-source data services already widely used.

Oskari Saarenmaa, CEO and co-founder, Aiven, comments on the appointment and continued growth in the APAC region.

He says, “We’re thrilled with the pace at which we’ve been growing in the Asia Pacific region over the past year. Since October 2021, we have increased our regional headcount by more than 200% and are aggressively expanding across the Asia Pacific region. This couldn’t be a better time to welcome Olivier to chart our new phase of growth and guide our success as we continue to grow in a diverse region.”

“We also fully intend to give back to the region, through schemes such as Cluster, where we work with promising start-ups to leverage our platform effectively. The programme is designed to provide all the tools required to construct a modern data pipeline, including PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka®, OpenSearch, Grafana, and more, as well as providing up to $100,000 credit for Aiven’s fully managed services for one year, all so you can work towards greatness.”

Countries in the region continue to digitally transform, with government-led digital initiatives driving huge growth in both the public and private sectors. Singapore’s Smart Nation 2025 blueprint and Indonesia’s Go Digital strategies are two prime examples. In fact, the Asian Development Bank predicts that digital transformation could add 65 million jobs annually and an economic dividend of more than US$1.7 trillion to the region, proving that technologies such as open source will only become more important.

“The potential for open-source technology in this region is immense and we seek to grow our network of partners, recruit the best talent, and help customers in APAC address their development and digital transformation needs. This is an exciting time for us in the APAC region, and we’re committed to helping our customers succeed in their chosen area. I am thrilled to be joining Aiven at such a pivotal time,” said Olivier van Grembergen, Regional Vice President of APAC, Aiven.

This latest release follows Aiven’s global announcements of the beta launch of Aiven for ClickHouse®, marking Aiven’s entrance to the cloud data warehousing market, and the addition of Kafkawize, an open-source data governance tool for Apache Kafka®, to Aiven’s solutions portfolio.

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About Aiven

Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka and OpenSearch, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what they do best: manage cloud data infrastructure. Aiven enables customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Most recently, Aiven achieved a $3B valuation and has now raised $420M total funding backed by its investors Atomico, Earlybird, Eurazeo, IVP, Lifeline, Salesforce Ventures, and World Innovation Lab.

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Media Contacts: Ting Ong