Business software maker Oracle Corp. has picked a young-looking Filipino executive, Ryan Guadalquiver, as the new managing director for its Philippine subsidiary.
Guadalquiver was formally introduced in his new role last week when he represented the company in the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Education.
His age cannot be ascertained, however, as the company did not give any profile on the official and refused to entertain questions from the media regarding the appointment.
Not much is known about Guadalquiver, who did not rise from the ranks but is now tasked to lead one the biggest software subsidiaries in the country. Apart from various business software offerings, Oracle still commands a lion’s share of the database market in the local market.
Guadalquiver is the second Filipino country manager of Oracle Philippines after Bernard Yu, who stayed at the helm of the company for almost a decade. After Yu stepped down, two foreign-born executives Yashi Kant and Francis Ong served successive terms as country manager.
Prior to his new post, Quadalquiver was the Oracle’s country director for technology. A colleague, Mina Lim, temporarily served as officer-in-charge of the company before he formally took over last week.
Guadalquiver is also said to have worked for mobile operator Globe Telecom before jumping over to Oracle about two years ago. Employees at Globe could not confirm this, however.
Guadalquiver will be reporting to Oracle Asean managing director Natasak Rodjanapiches, who is also in charge of Oracle Thailand.
Author: Melvin G. Calimag @ www.mb.com.ph
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