The company said in a statement that under Miltiades' leadership it hoped to triple its business in the region by 2023.
It said it had seen an increase of 22% in annual contract value bookings in the first half of 2020 year-on-year, while its cloud business saw gains of 75% in the first half of the year.
Miltiades has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise leadership roles. As chief operating officer at SAP Digital Core, he was responsible for running and growing SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud Technologies business across the Asia Pacific and Japan. Before that, he held management positions in several other tech-related companies.
“His extensive selling and delivery experience with solid, lasting business relationships with customers are going to help us intensify our focus on customer engagement and deliver the values customers are looking for.
"He is a great addition to our leadership team and will further strengthen our market position as a leading open source software partner for our customers in the region.”
Miltiades said it was a good time time to join SUSE. “Open source is becoming the backbone for driving digital innovation, according to Gartner," he said.
"Increasingly, open source is being adopted for leading edge innovation like mobile, big data, AI and machine learning, and we see great potential for growth across APJ. We provide simplified, innovative and adaptable open-source solutions for our customers’ mission-critical business applications to help them achieve the outcomes they desire.
“We will accomplish this by bringing the power of the open source community and credibility of our engineering team to provide highly scalable, secure and high performing solutions that can be deployed anywhere, across any environment and maintained easily on any platform regardless of application or solution deployed.
"We simply want to be the easiest company to work with by bringing true open source, flexible software technologies with no vendor lock-in to support sustainable and meaningful business outcomes of our customers.”
Some of SUSE's customers in the APJ include Air India, JK Tyre & Industries, Mahindra, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, New South Wales Fire Brigades and Swinburne University of Technology.