SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

August 27, 2010 02:15 ET

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Appoints Russell Evans as President of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Asia Pacific

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) - Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, the world's largest provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services to professionals in the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, announced today that Russell Evans has been appointed as President of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Asia Pacific, effective August 30, 2010. Evans will report to Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO Kevin Robert.

Existing and emerging markets in Asia Pacific show great growth potential for the expansion of tax, accounting and legal solutions for Wolters Kluwer. Evans brings a wide range of specialized experience and leadership that will help drive even greater results in each of these areas, where Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting goes to market under the CCH brand.

Before joining Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Evans was General Manager for Veda Advantage, where he redesigned the go-to-market customer alignment for Sales, Marketing and Product Development, with a focus on strategic planning and business segments. Previously, he was Managing Director for Hyperion Solutions Asia Pty Ltd, where he tripled top-line growth for Australia and New Zealand by focusing on business expansion and delivering increased market share and profitability. Evans' experience also includes sales and marketing roles with Xerox Corporation, Vodafone and IBM, where he focused on driving growth in key market segments.

"I am very pleased that Russell is joining Wolters Kluwer and I am confident that with his impressive record of driving growth in specialized markets, he's well positioned to lead our business in the Asia Pacific region," said Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO Kevin Robert. "We have great and diverse opportunities in Asia Pacific, and Russell will further advance Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting's global leadership by creating new opportunities in those regions by more deeply penetrating market segments and capitalizing on Asia Pacific's investments in iSolutions, Corporate Tax Solutions and ProSystem fx, as well as stimulating innovative solutions for future growth."

Evans replaces former region President Dave Lampert, who is now Vice President of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting's North America / Asia Pacific Segment. Evans will be based in the Tax & Accounting office in Sydney. Evans holds an MBA from the University of New England, NSW, and a Bachelor Business (Marketing) from Charles Sturt University. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

About Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a division of Wolters Kluwer, is the preferred provider of premier information, research, and software tools in the global tax and accounting arena. Tax, accounting, and audit professionals who serve as trusted advisors to clients and businesses worldwide rely on authoritative content and integrated workflow solutions from the global leader Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. Among its market-leading solutions are CCH®, ProSystem fx® Suite, CorpSystem®, CCH IntelliConnect®; TaxWise® and ATX™; CANTAX®; Taxprep®; Tax Integrator and Addison. Its headquarters are in Riverwoods, Illinois.

About Wolters Kluwer

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