Dubai – MENA Herald: EastNets, a global provider of compliance, payment and Cloud solutions for the Financial Services industry, has announced the appointment of Mr. Teunis Robbert de Vries as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Strongly regarded as an IT professional with 28 years of cross cultural experience in IT innovations, de Vries’ appointment is expected to help usher EastNets’ solutions to the next level while also developing a technology roadmap that will oversee the company’s long term technology vision and direction.
Over the last 28 years, Teunis has worked in Malaysia, Netherlands, China, Sweden, Germany and the USA–occupying various top positions in industry leading organizations. He has previously served as CTO for Assetgrip, CTO, Executive Director for Development and Vice President for Software, Services and Infrastructure at All Options International and as CIO. De Vries is also credited for the development of a 100 per cent owned high speed market making software trading systems, ultra-low latency networks and 200 + servers in various co-locations close to exchanges worldwide.
Hazem Mulhim, CEO, EastNets, “We are happy to welcome Teunis Robbert de Vries to the EastNets family. His long years of experience and expertise will play a key role in our continuing move towards growth and development in the IT segment. Rob’s role as the new CTO ensures that EastNets will have a clear vision of our future technology-laden offerings and the creation of a technology roadmap that will us towards its accomplishment.”
De Vries has also worked as an Advisor & Strategist with Docdata Payments, He also held the post of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Board Member of Intrum Justitia BV, where he was responsible for Information Strategy and IT departments in 22 European countries–developing business KPI’s, introducing Balance Scorecard in Netherlands and ad hoc financial reports, creating one IT group out of 22 IT islands, developing IJ Call Center Benchmark on debt collections across seven regions, trend analysis and variance. De Vries has also served as an Executive Partner at Microsoft Solutions and also at Accenture BV, and as Director Gateway Technology Development at Oracle Corporation. De Vries holds two Masteral Degrees–one in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam – Netherlands and another one in Business Administration from Webster University – Netherlands.
“I am very delighted to join Eastnets, which is regarded as one of the world’s leading providers in compliance and payment solutions. I have strong confidence in the company’s diverse portfolio of solutions and hope to use my experience, skills and expertise in driving key growth for the company–making it more accessible to a wider range of clients and marking its presence as an IT industry leader,” concluded De Vries.