Former Google Cloud executive joins RPA industry leader to accelerate vision and growth in the region
NEW YORK & SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UiPath, a leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, today announced that Rick Harshman has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific and Japan, effective immediately. Harshman joins UiPath from Google Cloud, where most recently he served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific. In that role, he led all revenue and go-to-market operations for Google Cloud, including Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Hangouts), in the Asia Pacific region.
A seasoned executive with more than 20 years’ experience in leadership and senior management roles in the technology industry across all of Asia, Harshman has a track record in leading hyper-growth sales, go-to-market operations, and developing new markets.
“Rick’s appointment will help UiPath expand our presence in Asia Pacific and Japan,” said UiPath Chief Revenue Officer, Thomas Hansen. “His experience in leading hyper-growth companies will be vital, and he is well placed to develop deep relationships with existing and new partners and customers, in addition to articulating our vision for the fully automated enterprise. Asia Pacific and Japan hold huge promise for UiPath and I look forward to accelerating our position as the partner of choice for C-suite leaders driving digital transformation.”
“It’s an incredible opportunity to join UiPath during this phase of growth and development and to help the company meet the demand for its leading automation platform,” said Harshman. “Asia Pacific and Japan boast incredible diversity, with each country presenting new, and often untapped opportunities. With growing economies and increasing technological maturity, UiPath is positioning itself at the heart of regional digital transformation and innovation. It’s a privilege to join UiPath and have the opportunity to lead the Asia Pacific and Japan business during the next phase of growth.”
Prior to joining Google, Harshman was the Head of ASEAN for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to his role as Head of ASEAN, he was Head of India for AWS from where he established the AWS business in India. During his more than six years at AWS, Harshman was part of the senior leadership team and was critical in driving revenue growth. Prior to AWS, he also held management positions at Akamai Technologies in the United States, Australia and Singapore.
UiPath has a vision to deliver the Fully Automated Enterprise™, one where companies use automation to unlock their greatest potential. UiPath offers an end-to-end platform for automation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to rapidly scale digital business operations.