SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company and a global provider of next-generation HR solutions, has appointed Peter Kokkinos as vice-president of Asia Pacific (APAC) sales.
Kokkinos has been appointed to build awareness of SumTotal in APAC and grow the customer base.
He has more than 20 years’ experience working in the Human Resources (HR) and Learning and Development (L&D) sector, primarily in sales and business expansion,
Kokkinos’ appointment is just one of many investments the company is making in the APAC region, both in terms of people and infrastructure. The company currently has a team across APAC, with half of those based in Australia and New Zealand.
Kokkinos aims to double the size of team in the next 12 to 24 months, with a particular focus on the Asian markets.
“I see a lot of opportunity in Australia and New Zealand, China and the Philippines, especially because companies in these countries are really starting to build a base on human capital. As they continue to do business in and with developed markets, they are keen to implement best-practice HR systems that have been tried and tested by successful global companies,” he said.
SumTotal's Self-Developing Organisation, a progressive, employee-centric approach to accelerating talent, leveraged the fully-integrated capabilities of Skillsoft and SumTotal solutions, Kokkinos said.
Before joining SumTotal, Kokkinos was the senior director of Desire2Learn APAC, where he helped to support business development. Prior to this he worked at Skillsoft for 16 years in several roles.