Mercator announces changes to Mercator Asia management structure

20. September 2011

- Rolf Eichenberger to become CEO, Mercator Asia
- Roland Heller to become Managing Director and Head of Development, Mercator Asia
- Thomas Jaeger appointed as Head of Product Management, Mercator Asia
- Patrick I’Anson to resume duties as Technical Operations Manager, Emirates Group IT 
LONDON, U.K., 20th September 2011:World Low Cost Congress - Mercator, the commercial arm of Emirates Group IT, announced today that Rolf Eichenberger will replace Roland Heller as Chief Executive Officer, Mercator Asia.
Heller, who founded the company before it was acquired by Mercator, will transition out of the day-to-day operations of the business and will focus on product development and technology strategy as Head of Development. Furthermore, the Mercator Asia Board of Directors will elect Roland Heller as a Director of the Board at the next general shareholder assembly thus ensuring Heller’s expertise continue within the senior executive team.
Together, Heller, Eichenberger and newly appointed Head of Product Management, Thomas Jaeger, will form the executive management team of Mercator Asia; assuming responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects of the business. Chief Operating Officer Patrick I'Anson will leave the Mercator Asia team and resume his previous position as Technical Operations Manager of the Emirates Group's IT division based in Dubai.
"It is an absolute pleasure for me to join this great team at Mercator Asia. I'm very lucky to take over the role of Chief Executive Officer of such a well-positioned company with its industry-leading product, Avantik,” said Rolf Eichenberger. “Mercator Asia has a bright future, and together with Roland, Thomas, and the whole crew of already more than 60 people, we plan to take the company to the next level for the benefit and support of our valued customers. Ensuring their success will become our success."
“The changes in Mercator Asia’s leadership and operational structure will enable us to continue to deliver product and service excellence to our international client base. The level of skill, competency and experience of the new leadership team will put the business in good stead as it continues to undergo rapid growth,” said Patrick Naef, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group IT and Head of Mercator.

The Mercator Asia Board will be comprised of:

- Nigel Hopkins, Executive Vice President Emirates Group (Service Departments)
- Patrick Naef, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group IT & Head of Mercator
- Roland Heller, Managing Director & Head of Development, Mercator Asia

Mercator Asia team based in Bangkok

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