WASHINGTON, DC — July 31, 2013 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today announced the appointment of veteran IT and telecommunications executive Alasdair Grant as Managing Director, APAC. Working from BSA's regional headquarters in Singapore, Grant will lead strategic planning and execution of anti-piracy programs and advocacy initiatives, serving as the organization's most senior representative in the Asia-Pacific region, its primary point of contact for governments in the hemisphere and its chief media spokesman.
"We are very pleased and excited to have Alasdair join our team," said Jodie Kelley, BSA General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Anti-Piracy. "The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the most dynamic and fast-growing IT markets in the world. Alasdair brings a wealth of experience in the corporate sphere, both on advocacy programs and in legal matters. His experience and the relationships he has developed in more than a dozen countries will be tremendous assets as BSA continues advocating for the software industry on issues such as intellectual property protection and open, dynamic markets."
Grant has worked for nearly 20 years in APAC for Reliance Globalcom, Level 3 Communications, Verizon Business and AAPT. He now operates an independent consultancy, AC Grant & Associates in Hong Kong. A native of Australia, Grant earned both his Bachelor of Arts and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.