Saxton assumes responsibility for managing the company's operations in a bid to build stronger customer relations and boost business in the region.
The company said Saxton's appointment was taking place at a time when digitalisation was transforming the business and technology landscape in the region at a rapid pace and was in line with Software AG’s expertise and technological offerings such as its Digital Business Platform to support businesses with this objective.
"The Asia Pacific & Japan market is a key focus for Software AG and with Mike’s appointment we are reinforcing our commitment to the businesses in this region. Mike's global expertise and industry knowledge positions him well to lead this market," said Mike Slater, chief operating officer, APJ & Northern EMEA.
His contribution to Software AG has helped increase the company's business in the Middle East and Turkey.
Before working for Software AG, Saxton held key leadership roles across Europe and the United Kingdom with global technology companies such as TIBCO, HP and Neon.
Commented Saxon: "It is an exciting opportunity to lead Software AG at a time when there is a growing demand for digital transformations solutions that offer value and customer centricity such as the Digital Business Platform to help our customers emerge as digital winners in the region.
"With IoT driving the digitalisation wave in APJ, we look forward to expanding our offerings further, growing customer relationships and driving growth for Software AG, our customers and our partners in the region."