i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced the appointment of two experienced sales executives to drive its expansion in Asia Pacific. Clients in the region already include Air Selangor in Malaysia and Water Supply Department in Hong Kong.

Razim Faris, who has extensive experience in helping utilities adopt advanced analytics and Internet of Things technologies at IBM and Oracle joins i2O to expand its presence and support existing clients in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

He is joined by Freddie Cheung, who brings more than 20 years’ experience running sales operations for global technology companies. Freddie started his career with Sun Microsystems and has been appointed to expand i2O’s presence in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand.

Joel Hagan, CEO of i2O, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Freddie and Razim to i2O. Their experience working with some of the world’s largest technology companies will be invaluable in helping water utilities in the region adopt the smart network solutions they need to meet the challenges created by an increasing and urbanising population, more extreme weather events, ageing infrastructure and more demanding customers.”