Compuware has appointed Janne Halonen, formerly head of its Finland operation, as New Zealand country manager.
Halonen, who is based in Wellington, recently relocated from Finland. In addition to beuing Finland country manager, he was regional director for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Halonen reports to Steve Jobson, vice president for Compuware Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
“Although very close geographically to Australia, New Zealand has its own set of market dynamics that requires strong local management,” says Jobson in a statement announcing Halonen's appointment.
“You need someone with the right experience and understanding of local conditions to get on with the job and protect the interests of both local customers and Compuware.
"Janne is the ideal person to run Compuware in New Zealand, given his success running a similar-sized operation in Finland.”
Prior to joining Compuware in 2006, Halonen worked as Sales Leader for IBM WebSphere in Finland and the Baltic countries.