As senior vice president and general manager of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Erik Saito oversees the management and growth of Workiva in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia and the expansion into additional markets including Japan, Korea and mainland China. He also ensures the best-in-class customer experience and growth for the region.
Erik joined Workiva in 2018 to build and lead operations in APAC, and in a few short years, has built a strong and engaged team, a robust go-to-market strategy, and customer and partner relationships that continue to grow.
Previously, Erik served various leadership roles at Ingredion Inc. (NYSE: INGR), including serving as chief financial officer of the Asia Pacific region and also held executive management responsibility for Ingredion's Australia and New Zealand business units. Before joining Ingredion, Erik was the vice president of Investment Banking M&A at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. (NYSE: JPM) and served as a senior consultant at Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago. Erik often speaks to industry and trade groups on financial reporting, finance digital transformation and related topics.