encompass launches Hong Kong operations to support growth across East and South East Asia

by | Mar 27, 2018 | All Blog Posts, company news

encompass, the only provider of simultaneous, real-time access to multiple sources of global company and person data, is experiencing increased interest in its automation solutions from East and South East Asia in response to more stringent Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements across the region.

With particularly strong demand coming from Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Japan, encompass is expanding its existing Asia-Pacific presence by launching operations in Hong Kong so that it can support this growth and further develop local partnerships.

Alex Oxford has been appointed Head of Sales for Asia to lead the sales drive in the region. He is based in Hong Kong and reports directly to Paul Charmatz, Managing Director.

Alex has worked at a number of organisations across the Asia-Pacific region within the business technology and data industry and has also served as an Advisor to organisations that specialise in identity management. Alex was recently elected to the board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau (“AustCham Hong Kong & Macau”), becoming the youngest ever board member.

Commenting on Alex’s appointment, Paul Charmatz, Managing Director Global Sales at encompass, said

Across Asia, Governments are focused on strengthening and enforcing regulation to ensure the region’s central position in the global financial system. Regulated firms are now seeking to address the increasing burden of performing KYC by using automation to dramatically improve efficiency whilst ensuring compliance to bank policies. encompass leads the field in this. We are delighted that Alex has joined us to lead our continued growth in the region.

Alex Oxford, newly appointed Head of Sales, Asia at encompass, said

I am passionate about driving uptake of robotic automation to speed up and drive efficiency in the UBO discovery and News space. I am excited to join encompass to deliver its market-leading KYC solution. The compliance technology market in Asia is growing at pace, particularly in remediation. I look forward to helping the team to capitalise on the opportunities here.

Both Paul and Alex will attend the ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) APAC Conference in Hong Kong in April.

about encompass

Founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Roger Carson and Wayne Johnson, and operating from the UK, encompass is the creator of unique, innovative Know Your Customer (KYC) software for banking, finance, legal and accountancy that enable better, faster commercial decisions. The company is driven by the belief that the best decisions are made when people understand the full picture.

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