Gabe Rijpma is Sr. Director Health & Social Services for Asia. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Gabe’s responsibilities include leading the teams responsible for meeting the needs of healthcare customers and health technology companies across the greater Asia Pacific region. A seasoned global trekker, he spent 18 years of his career in Singapore, the USA and Australia before returning to his homeland in late 2015. Prior to joining Microsoft, Gabe worked as Principal Consultant at Software Spectrum in Sydney, Australia, where he led the business solutions practice. His early career was spent as an entrepreneur and early pioneer in the Internet building numerous online businesses.