As part of their continued global expansion, Irish owned IT solutions and IT product procurement specialist, Arkphire, has announced its direct presence in Singapore with the appointment of Chris Ambler as Arkphire’s Head of Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Dublin, Arkphire continues to scale its business globally delivering IT procurement solutions to customers across more than 90 countries.
In his new role, Chris will lead a team in building and developing Arkphire’s business in the Asia Pacific region. Chris will work with existing multi-national clients who are increasingly looking to expand their operations into the APAC region.
Arkphire’s expansion comes at a time when increasing numbers of companies see the value in digital transformation and outsourcing a range of IT services from IT procurement through to cloud, security, networking and managed services. Behind Arkphire’s success to date has been the company’s ability to support multi-national companies such as Dropbox, HubSpot, Indeed and WeWork with all of their IT requirements, as they extend their presence and set up operations across Europe. Last year, Arkphire secured an investment into its business from Bregal Milestone, a private capital firm, managing a new €400m fund dedicated to investing in high-growth European companies.
Speaking on his appointment, Chris said: “I am very excited to have the chance to lead the expansion of the Arkphire business in Asia Pacific. There is a great opportunity in the market to use my local knowledge and build on the success of the Arkphire team in Europe to grow a successful and sustainable tech business that can now extend into Asia Pacific.”
Commenting on the announcement, Paschal Naylor, CEO at Arkphire, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Arkphire, and excited to see him leading our operations in the Asia Pacific region. This represents significant progression in Arkphire’s global expansion as we seek to follow our customers where they go and to also establish new customers in local markets with ambitions to grow internationally. We believe Asia Pacific is an area of large growth for the business as companies expand their international reach and seek an IT partner that can support them seamlessly as they set up their local operations.”
Originally from North Yorkshire in the UK, Chris holds an Advanced Diploma in Business. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technology and managed services sector and prior to joining Arkphire, Chris co-founded the Blue Logic Group, an award-winning IT Managed Services company in the UK. Upon leaving the Blue Logic Group in 2017, Chris moved to Singapore and has immersed himself in the business world in Asia, learning about the opportunities and the challenges in the region. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his previous technical, business growth and leadership roles.