essDOCS Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Office in Tokyo

essDOCS Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Office in Tokyo
06.06.2016 10:00 am

essDOCS Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Office in Tokyo

Trade Finance

essDOCS, the leading enabler of paperless trade, announced today the opening of its Japan office in Tokyo.

The news comes during a period of continued expansion for the Malta-headquartered company, whose flagship CargoDocs offering – a web-based, procure-to-pay solution that digitizes trade and trade finance – has experienced over 60% corporate user growth year-over-year, driven by a rapidly expanding global customer network of leading exporters, importers, banks, and carriers particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

essDOCS CEO, Alexander Goulandris, notes that the company’s presence in Japan is of the utmost strategic significance for the company, aimed at distinctly boosting CargoDocs uptake in Japanese import and export trades. He adds that opening in Tokyo is the logical next step for essDOCS, providing a local presence where a large portion of the world’s leading steel, automotive and electronics manufacturers are based, in addition to major container lines and banks.

The Tokyo office will be led by essDOCS’ newly-appointed VP Japan, Akira Sato, who will be supported by Senior Consultant, Naoko Takahashi.

essDOCS VP Japan, Akira Sato, possesses over 35 years’ experience in the non-ferrous metals industry both in Japan and overseas, garnering seasoned expertise in physical commodities marketing, trading as well as LME hedging. Over the past 7 years, he was responsible for marketing Copper, Lead and Zinc concentrates at BHP Billiton, where he was tasked with supporting the company’s strategic objectives during numerous commodity price cycles. With his vast knowledge of commodity trading and marketing, Akira Sato will provide expert support and advice in developing new business opportunities for essDOCS in Japan, in addition to leading efforts to improve local understanding of the far-reaching benefits of paperless trade.

The newly-established Japan location becomes essDOCS’ ninth global office and its fourth location in Asia Pacific along with Singapore, Taipei and Shanghai.

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