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 September 25, 2007
KDS Continues International Expansion With New Subsidiary In Australia

 KDS, a European leader in on-demand travel and expense solutions, is to establish a presence in Asia Pacific to improve support to regional customers and respond to market demand for advanced T&E technologies.

Emma Magnusson will lead the KDS APAC operation, working on a regional basis to support KDS customers and provide them with the products and services they require. She will also oversee the opening of a KDS office in Sydney and the development of distribution strategy on a national basis, including key channel partner relationships.

Emma has 10 years' successful experience of data consolidation programs, MIS development and business process improvement management, gained through regional and global executive positions with Nextfeed Australia and Rosenbluth International. Previously, she was Commercial Program Manager for Qantas Airways with responsibility for development of their major client MIR system as well as major commercial innovation programs involving British Airways, American Express and Global Operations. Emma has extensive experience of quality management systems, having successfully completed Six Sigma Black Belt certification and become a Project Management Professional.

Stéphane Donders, Executive Vice-President of KDS, commented, "Asia Pacific will be an important market in the next stage of KDS' development. After an exhaustive market study, we have found that mid-size and larger organisations across the region are looking to improve their expense management processes and adopt true end-to-end travel and expense solutions. We are committed to establishing a highly responsive support and sales organisation and are delighted to welcome Emma Magnusson to the team. She brings highly relevant career experience, a true understanding of the market and strong personal credibility to back-up KDS' goals in this region."