Press Releases - Global leader in interactive classroom solutions increases investment in Asia Pacific region
Hong Kong, April 2, 2008 – Promethean, a global leader in interactive classroom solutions, today unveiled its new Asia Pacific headquarters located in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong. The new office is part of Promethean’s ongoing investment in the region, which started in 2006 with the opening of the flagship Shenzhen manufacturing facility, and continues with even more positions created by the newly opened headquarters in Hong Kong.
“The interactive technology market has seen significant worldwide growth over the last few years – our business in APAC doubled in 2006-7,” explained Mark Reeves, President of APAC and Emerging Markets. “Opening a new headquarters in Causeway Bay signifies our commitment to the region, enables us to realize our education vision and ensures we have the infrastructure to continually support our rapidly expanding business.”
More than 20 staff members will be based across the Asia Pacific offices. And, the new office features state-of-the-art training facilities, as well as the latest Promethean solutions. Today’s official launch ceremony brought together ministers, education leaders and heads of business from around the world. Attendees included Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive Officer of Promethean, Mark Reeves, President of Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets and Yolanda Chan, Vice President of the Asia Pacific with guests of honour Mr. Peter Woodhead, ICT Adviser of English Schools Foundation, Stella Zhang, Head of Chinese from the British School of Beijing and HJ Metassim HJ MOHD Yussof, Assistant Director, Ministry of Education, Brunei.
“Our success in the education market has been a springboard to all of Promethean’s activities in APAC and we will continue to innovate our strategy to meet the needs of learners in this region,” explained Yolanda Chan, Vice President Asia Pacific. “To achieve continued growth, we have widened our distribution partnership, expanded collaboration with regional and local publishers and launched our award-winning Activprimary and Activstudio software in a variety of languages including Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese. These efforts demonstrate our complete dedication to creating true education solutions for the region.”