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ACL Strengthens Asia-Pacific Leadership Team with Former Thomson Reuters and Mazars Executives

ACL upscaling Asia-Pacific operations to serve emerging market for regulatory compliance, anti-corruption and risk management technology

VANCOUVER – August 10, 2017ACL, the software provider helping governments and the world’s largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud and optimize performance, today announced the strengthening of its Asia-Pacific management team with the addition of two experienced leaders. Stephen Thurley has been named managing director of the Asia-Pacific region and Anthony Fernandez has joined as director of data-driven GRC consulting. These additions to the team will augment ACL’s continued efforts to infuse strong execution and productivity into Asia-Pacific operations, to better serve a major growth market for GRC.

“Asia is a growth market for GRC and ACL is taking a smart, proactive approach to building market and technology leadership,” said Michael Rasmussen, chief GRC pundit at GRC 20/20 Research, LLC. “Bringing mature GRC functionality to the region is highly valuable because the market is virtually unpenetrated and is in need of best-in-class solutions.”

As managing director, Stephen Thurley will lead and accelerate the growth of ACL’s Asia-Pacific portfolio. Thurley has 26 years of software solutions experience, most recently in sales leadership at SAI Global and Thomson Reuters. His prior experience includes head of sales, GRC Asia Pacific for Thomson Reuters PLC and managing director at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Asia Pacific and Japan.

“Not only am I incredibly impressed by what ACL has accomplished and the forward-looking vision for the Asia-Pacific region,” said Thurley. “But also, ACL has successfully built an end-to-end solution that is the most powerful offering in the market, anywhere.”

Anthony Fernandez, a Certified Public Accountant, joins ACL from global audit, accounting and consulting group, Mazars, where he was associate director of business risk & consulting. He brings deep industry expertise, with previous positions including general manager of internal audit at Grupokaybee and head of risk advisory and COO at RT, LLP. In his new role, Fernandez will lead ACL Asia’s Professional Services team, responsible for driving customer success through consulting, implementation, training and support services.

“At a time when organizations across Asia and the Pacific region are seeking proven software to tackle regulatory compliance, corruption and risk management challenges, we are infusing strong leadership and productivity into our Asia-Pacific business,” said Sean Zuberbier, chief revenue officer at ACL. “Both industry veterans, Steve and Anthony came on board because they believe in what we build, what we offer to our customers and the acceleration of market demand. I’m looking forward to having two of the sharpest GRC minds in the region leading our growth.”

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