Qualtrics has announced the appointment of Michael Heitz as its new managing director for the Australia and New Zealand region. He would replace Jason Laufer, who was in the role until January 2021. In his new role, he would be tasked with leading Qualtrics’ operation across the region and expanding the company’s customer base.
Qualtrics APJ Managing Director Brigid Archibald said, “Australia and New Zealand is one of the key markets for Qualtrics globally, and Michael’s appointment is key as we continue to scale our local operations in response to increasing customer demand.”
She also added that Michael is a world-class leader, and his expertise across industries, geographies, and the IT ecosystem will be a great asset to Qualtrics’ customers, employees, and partners.
Heitz’s career journey has taken him from Hitachi Vantara to Bosch, Citrix and Oracle in various leadership roles across the UK, Germany, South Korea and Australia. At Oracle, he was the Head of Digital Cloud for ANZ and the Pacific Islands.
Michael Heitz said that Qualtrics is playing a critical role in helping some of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved brands find and keep customers, and attract, retain, and develop talent.
“The continued growth of Qualtrics and experience management in Australia and New Zealand is a testament to the value our capabilities and expertise bring to all organisations, and it’s a privilege to lead this team as we help our customers build deeper, personal relationships at scale to drive meaningful business outcomes,” he added.