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Cohesity expands leadership team in APAC to respond to growing demand

Cohesity has expanded its Asia Pacifc operations with the intention of supporting increasing demand from customers for data management technologies.

Cohesity is focused on providing solutions that backup, manage and extract value from data with a focus on bringing a software-defined, modern approach to data management.

The company has hired key new employees in Hong Kong and India, and has appointed new pan-Asia channel and technology leads. The new hires are dedicated to sales, marketing and engineering, according to a statement.

Marcus Loh will function as chief technology officer (CTO) and Les Mansour will be head of channels for APJ. The company has also appointed Sunil Brid as head of India as well as Linda Hui, who will lead Cohesity’s business in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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.

According to the company, this expansion is taking place as demand for Cohesity’s data management solutions continues to rise globally and across Asia Pacific.

Specifically in the Asia Pacific region, Cohesity states its 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 the same time period, while the number of active booking partners in the region grew by 190%, the company states.

Cohesity vice president of sales Asia Paciifc, William Ho, says, “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.

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

According to a statement, the new hires have more than 100 years of combined experience when it comes to achieving business growth through implementing and utilising enterprise infrastructure and technology.

Marcus Loh, based in Singapore, joins Cohesity from Veritas Technologies and brings more than 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.

Les Mansour joins as senior director of channels, Asia Pacific and Japan. He will lead all channel operations for Cohesity across APJ.

He has had a 25 year career with some large tech vendors, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, and Quantum, and 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 focused on helping organisations expand in the ASEAN region.

Linda Hui has joined Cohesity as managing director of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. She brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise technology and has also been focused on helping businesses rapidly grow in this region. Previously, she held senior leadership positions at Ruckus and F5 networks.

Sunil Brid will lead operations for Cohesity’s business in India. He brings more than 29 years of sales and management experience, having held senior sales leadership positions with EMC and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE).

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.