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New area vice president for Citrix ANZ

02 Feb 2017

Because of the sheer size of the IT community in Australia and New Zealand (and by sheer, I mean village-sized), new job assignments resonate throughout the channel.

Citrix recently announced that Les Williamson has been named area vice president of ANZ for Citrix, reporting to Stanimira Koleva, vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan.

And so what does Williamson bring to the table? Well, he has extensive experience from across the IT industry and the innate ability to drive workspace innovation and transformation. His focus will be on executing the company’s corporate cloud strategy, with the intent to deliver consistent growth across all sectors of the ANZ market.

Previously, Williamson was employed at Cisco, where he enjoyed a long career helping billion dollar operations that covered all aspects of Telco, Enterprise, SMB and Partner landscapes in the ANZ and Asia Pacific regions. 

It was this experience that helped Williamson to develop a deep understanding of business transformation and leading change, as well as adapting to the ever changing needs of the ANZ market place and the role ICT plays.

Before his successful career at Cisco, Williamson worked at Ericsson (both local and international-based roles), where his daily agenda included everything from global mobile software projects in Sweden to leading the Telco business for Australia.

And in regards to the other particulars, Williamson received a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from the now Monash University in Caulfield, Victoria. He is also currently a director on a state government board in Melbourne and has been recognised as a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Williamson and his family live in Melbourne, and he will be a leading proponent of the Citrix core capabilities to enable access to any business application and process, from any device and from anywhere.

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