Anaplan appoints Anders Lidman as Managing Director, Nordics
Anaplan expands presence in the the Nordic countries
Stockholm, September 29, 2016 – Anaplan, the leading planning and performance management platform, has appointed Anders Lidman as the company’s Managing Director for the Nordics region. In his new role, Lidman will lead the activities in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark.
“It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high-quality services and innovative solutions to the largest, fastest-growing companies in the world,” said Lidman. “I am looking forward to joining the Nordic team on the exciting journey to support companies overcome business planning challenges.”
Lidman has spent the last 15 years in the software industry, holding account manager and sales management positions at IBM, SAS Institute, and SAP. He has extensive experience in managing large teams, as well as deep commercial knowledge.
“With Anaplan, smart businesses around the world are fostering global collaboration around planning and performance management on a single platform,” said Laurent Lefouet, EMEA Managing Director at Anaplan. “We view the Nordics as an innovative region where smart businesses are adopting our technology to power their plans. Anders’ extensive knowledge and experience will help more Nordic companies build and drive ambitious plans at the pace of change.”
In the past 12 months, Anaplan signed contracts with leading organizations such as Addnode, BillerudKorsnäs, Circle K, Elisa, and Posti in the Nordic countries.
In the first half of 2016, Anaplan surpassed $100 million revenue run-rate and reached cash flow break-even for the first time in the company’s history since going to market four years ago. Revenue grew over 80% year-over-year, driven by new customer wins across more than 20 countries, which increased Anaplan’s global user base to 100,000.
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