Oracle taps former SAP talent to lead ANZ

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Oracle taps former SAP talent to lead ANZ
Tim Ebbeck.

Ian White departs.

Oracle Australia has appointed former SAP executive Tim Ebbeck as managing director for Australia and New Zealand after the unexplained exit of long-time MD Ian White.

Ebbeck announced his appointment on social networking site, LinkedIn.

Oracle representatives would not comment due to financial reporting guidelines. 

White was well regarded by Oracle customers and has served in management positions for the company for several decades, holding the regional managing director role for ten years. As yet, iTnews has been unable to ascertain why he was replaced.

Ebbeck led the local operations at Oracle rival SAP for some nine years before a brief stint at NBN Co.

Oracle is among several megavendors to re-shape their regional operations in recent months.

In July 2013, Oracle imported a new senior vice president for the Asian region, Adrian Jones.

Jones, a former head of channels at HP, had followed his former HP colleague Mark Hurd to Oracle under controversial circumstances.

HP separately filed lawsuits accusing both executives of departing with sensitive data, and accused Jones specifically of misusing expense accounts to conduct a personal relationship with a staff member in Australia. The two parties appear to have settled their differences after Jones returned the data in question to HP.

HP has also flown in long-time execs to run Australia and New Zealand - appointing UK and Ireland VP Nick Wilson to run the Pacific region after the departures of David Caspari and Alan Bennett.

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