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FINALCAD appoints AEC industry veteran Emmanuel Samuel to accelerate growth in Asia

January 18, 2017

[Press Release]

Singapore, 19 January 2016 - FINALCAD, a global leader in mobile construction apps and predictive analytics for the field, today announced appointment of Emmanuel Samuel as Vice President Sales, Asia.

Emmanuel SamuelEmmanuel brings more than 25 years of experience in IT Business Development, Sales and Marketing, with particular strength in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) market. He will be responsible for expanding FINALCAD’s revenue in the Asian region, based out of the Singapore office.

FINALCAD’s first project in the region was Singapore’s SportsHub in 2013, followed by many other prestigious customers such as Capitaland China, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Shimizu Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Woh Hup. FINALCAD opened its Singapore office in September 2015, and has since achieved high revenue growth in the region.

“Construction and infrastructure demand in Asia are expected to grow up to 7% by 2020, in large and dynamic markets like China and India. Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam are extremely promising with big amounts or direct investments pouring in. Infrastructure projects are going to drive the surge in Asia. Indonesia is going to see the fastest construction market growth in Asia. The government has invested 30 large infrastructure projects. Indonesia’s road segment is poised to growth at a rate of 12% and will be the largest road market by 2024. With vast geographical spread in these countries, the demand for field productivity is going to be paramount and thus, the need for proven mobile apps dedicated to the field. With its unique value proposition, FINALCAD is poised to thrive in this market with a new thirst for digitized processes for the construction phase. We are living in exciting times, particularly with the capability to revolutionize the way we build.” said Emmanuel Samuel.

"We’re thrilled to have Emmanuel on board to accelerate our growth in the region, through direct sales as well as channel partners. Emmanuel brings a tremendous industry experience, providing us with an even stronger understanding of the challenges of our local customers.” said Pierre Vauthrin, Asia Managing Director, FINALCAD.

Prior to joining FINALCAD, Emmanuel led Asia Pacific Sales, Business Development and Operations for NewForma, AspenTech, and Autodesk. He also held various management positions in Sales and Marketing with IBM, Datastream and IPC Corporation.

About FINALCAD

FINALCAD provides mobile apps and predictive analytics that lets contractors, architects and developers anticipate and fix issues found during a building’s lifecycle. Our mission: increase quality, reduce its cost and make it accessible to all. Since 2011, FINALCAD has helped to deliver more than 12,000 projects in 35 countries and keeps on advancing the digital transition of the construction industry. To learn more, please visit www.finalcad.com.

FRANCE/GLOBAL

Aurélien BLAHA

aurelien@finalcad.com

+33 623 999 299

ASIA PACIFIC

Ivanmark ONG

ivanmark@finalcad.com

+65 6338 1006