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Qlik appoints Mark Fazackerley as ANZ Country Manager
Wed, 31st May 2023

Data analytics powerhouse Qlik has welcomed industry veteran Mark Fazackerley as the new ANZ Country Manager, following the recent acquisition of Talend. This merger integrates Qlik’s data analytics and AI expertise with Talend's data quality solutions, promising industry-leading capabilities for modern enterprises.

Fazackerley's impressive career boasts over 25 years of enterprise software experience, having served in major firms such as Hyperion, Oracle, Microfocus, Microstrategy and Blue Prism. His most recent role as the ANZ Regional Vice President at Talend saw him successfully managing the Asia and ANZ businesses during restructuring.

Fazackerley shared his enthusiasm, stating, “I am thrilled to be part of the Qlik family and to have the opportunity to lead the ANZ team during such an exciting time. Qlik's acquisition of Talend has opened up new avenues for innovation and growth, and I am committed to helping our customers derive value from their data assets to drive successful outcomes for their organisation.”

The new ANZ Country Manager is set on cementing Qlik's leading position in data analytics and integration across both public and private sectors in ANZ, leveraging his team's robust data and analytics solutions.

Welcoming Fazackerley, Geoff Thomas, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan at Qlik, says, “ANZ is an extremely strategic region for Qlik and we’re fortunate to have someone of Mark’s calibre leading the charge. Qlik and Talend share the same values and growth mindset, so this is a perfect fit. I look forward to working with Mark to deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers in Australia and New Zealand.”

Qlik and Talend serve over 40,000 global customers, with a notable presence in the ANZ region. The combined entity will continue to focus on customer success and driving revenue. This partnership consolidates the companies' leading position in their respective market categories, with Gartner recognising both in its Magic Quadrant for multiple consecutive years.

Thomas concluded by hinting at an exciting year ahead for Qlik, with Fazackerley's appointment, the Talend acquisition, and the expansion of offerings being just the start. He shares, “Mark’s appointment, along with our recent acquisition of Talend, as well as our expansion of offerings, are part of a series of exciting organisational, product, research, and partnership announcements planned for Qlik in 2023.”