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​AVANADE APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT FOR ASIA PACIFIC; CRAIG DOWER TO FOCUS ON FUELING GROWTH IN CHINA
SINGAPORE – November 1, 2013 – Avanade®, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced the appointment of Ian Jordan as the new Area President for Asia Pacific, as well as the appointment of Craig Dower as the lead for Avanade China’s fast growing business. Both of these appointments will help expand and scale Avanade’s presence across the Asia Pacific region to optimize the Microsoft growth potential.
 
Adam Warby, Avanade CEO, stated, “Ian and Craig are valued members of the leadership team at Avanade. As they transition to these new positions, their combined experience and expertise in sales, marketing and strategic growth will be critical in helping ensure our customers remain at the heart of everything we do.”
 
Ian Jordan has been with Avanade for six years, serving most recently as executive vice president for global sales, marketing, alliances and innovation. As Area President for Asia Pacific, he will be responsible for all aspects of Avanade's business across the region, which includes Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and China. Jordan has more than 25 years in management and technology, consulting, outsourcing and local professional services businesses in the UK, US and Europe.
 
Craig Dower served for the past 4 ½ years in the role of Area President for Asia Pacific. In this new position, he will work closely with the Avanade China leadership team to rapidly scale Avanade’s presence in China as well as support broader efforts to scale Avanade’s Asia Pacific and global business presence building on world class Microsoft expertise. Dower also has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, in Australia and internationally.
 
Jordan and Dower take on their responsibilities immediately.
 
About Avanade
Avanade provides business technology solutions and managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Our people have helped thousands of organizations in all industries improve business agility, employee productivity, and customer loyalty. Avanade combines the collective business, technical and industry expertise of its worldwide network of experts with the rigor of an industrialized delivery model to provide high quality solutions using proven and emerging technologies with flexible deployment models–on premises, cloud-based or outsourced. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has over 18,000 professionals in more than 20 countries. Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com.
 
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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Avanade (APAC): Camille Baumann 
Camille.baumann@avanade.com  

Avanade (Global): Jessica Brookes
Jessica.brookes@avanade.com  
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