Leadership Team

Michael King

Vice President & General Manager, APAC

michael king

Michael King has over 25 years in the technology industry across Asia-Pacific helping companies accelerate growth. He most recently held the position of President and Representative Director of SAS Institute Japan where he led one of the largest regions for the company globally. Prior to SAS, he held various global executive management positions at Rakuten Corporation. During his tenure at Rakuten, he held various roles including CIO for the e-commerce business, GM for the data/AI organization, where he helped build the team from its infancy to one of the largest data teams in Japan, and Chief Revenue Officer of Rakuten Communications. 

Michael spent time at Autodesk where he was responsible for the channel business for Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, he served as the President and Representative Director of Citrix Systems Japan for seven years. Previous roles that Michael also held were senior sales management roles at companies including, Borland, Software, Gartner Group and Sterling Software. 

Michael graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration of marketing, transportation and logistics.