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James McKew

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James McKew joined Universal Robots (UR) in March 2019 and is based out of the Regional Office in Singapore. As Regional Director of APAC, James leads the team in Asia Pacific, overseeing the offices in China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India.

With a wealth of experience in the technology and automation industries with a focus in management and sales, James has a track record of delivering development, transformation and repositioning businesses to deliver sustainable revenue and earnings growth.

At UR, James oversees company operations and is responsible for developing and executing the regional strategy with the local teams, contributing towards UR global revenue targets.

James holds a Masters of Business Administration (Executive) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Diploma in Law from the Legal Practitioner’s Admission Board of New South Wales, Australia.

Prior to UR, James served as the Group Sales & Marketing Director, ANZ at SMC Corporation Australia, Chief Operating Officer at All Filtration Technologies Pty Ltd and in Parker Hannifin as Division General Manager (Filtration).

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