Acronis is launching its international headquarters in Singapore to capitalize on the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) markets, the data protection company announced recently.

Laurent Dedenis will lead this office as the newly appointed president of international operations, the company said in a statement. To provide further support, key executives will also transition into different roles to leverage their experience and capitalize on further opportunities for growth.

Dedenis, who initially established Acronis' presence across APJ and EMEA, will be based in Singapore. Laurent has 20 years of experience in markets throughout the world.

Yury Larichev, former CEO of Acumatica, joined Acronis as President and will drive the company's aggressive growth goals.

Larichev will leverage his success as the CEO of rapidly growing cloud ERP company, Acutmatica, and over 20 years of experience in scaling organizations, the company said in its announcement.

"The Acronis AnyData engine delivers the industry's best data protection for specific workloads, while seamlessly integrating to become a comprehensive solution. Our new team is the same - made of professionals who are the best in their individual fields, but when assembled, they will take Acronis to a new level," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO Acronis. "With Yury's appointment, we'll be able to maximize our growth potential and Laurent will ensure we capitalize on opportunities in APJ. These changes allow me to focus more on what I came back to Acronis for - strategy and innovation into data management, also providing more time for investment activities with Runa Capital."

To increase their focus on business development, Ezequiel Steiner, current GM of Acronis' mobility business unit, will also handle roles of SVP of business development, legal and corporate development. In this role, he will focus on strategic partnerships and identifying potential acquisitions and the legal process associated with them, the company's announcement said.