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Cohesity appoints channel veterans to lead APJ expansion 

Cohesity has announced the appointment of Marcus Loh as its new chief technology officer, and Les Mansour as its new head of channels for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). 

The appointments are part of Cohesity's significant expansion plans within the APJ region, as the company extends its innovative data management capabilities in India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 

Loh, based in Singapore, joins Cohesity from Veritas Technologies and brings over 27 years of expertise in enterprise technology. As CTO for the company's Asia Pacific operations, Loh will drive Cohesity's technology strategy in the region.
 
Mansour will lead all channel operations for Cohesity across APJ. His 25-year career with some of the industry's biggest tech vendors, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, and Quantum, has focused mainly on channels, data storage, and business transformation. Mansour will be joined by Danny Wan, who will lead channels for the ASEAN region. Wan previously led channel teams at Symantec, Pure Storage, and Check Point Software and has been instrumental in helping organisations expand in the ASEAN region. 

Cohesity has also invested in sales, marketing, and engineering across those markets.

"Cohesity radically simplifies the way companies back up, manage, and extract value from their data and these new leaders will play a key role in empowering customers and partners to embrace a software-defined, modern approach to data management," the company says in a statement.

On top of the appointments of Loh and Mansour, Cohesity has also hired Sunil Brid as the new head of India, as well as Linda Hui, who will lead Cohesity's business in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Brid brings over 29 years of sales and management experience, having held senior sales leadership positions with EMC and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE).

Hui brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise technology and has been instrumental in helping businesses rapidly grow in this region. Previously, she held senior leadership positions at Ruckus and F5 networks.

The announcement follows recent appointments of Sheena Chin as head of Cohesity's ASEAN business and Steve Coad, who has oversight for Cohesity's expanding business in Australia and New Zealand.

"We are excited to bring on a team of seasoned executives that can help organisations and partners across Asia Pacific embrace a modern approach to data management," says William Ho, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, Cohesity. 

"Organisations are looking for alternatives to legacy products and want to embrace software that makes it a snap to back up, manage, and extract value from data," he says. 

"That's what Cohesity provides and these leaders will empower more businesses and partners to embrace our unique platform to accelerate digital transformations."

This expansion is taking place as demand for Cohesity's data management solutions continues to rise globally and across Asia Pacific. According to Cohesity, in the Asia Pacific region, the company's software bookings have increased by more than 100% when comparing the company's most recent quarter (Q2 FY 20) with the same time period last year (Q2 FY 19). 

The number of customers that have deployed Cohesity in the region rose by nearly 250% in that same time period, while the number of active booking partners in the region grew by 190%.

The company's new APJ executives have more than 100 years of combined experience in helping organisations and partners drive business growth utilising cutting-edge enterprise infrastructure and technology.

Cohesity also recently announced a significant expansion of its operations in Pune, India, with plans to hire 100 people within the next 18 months. Since Cohesity's entry into the Asia Pacific region in 2018, the company has established operations in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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