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Peter Hanna appointed Head of Channels for Cohesity Asia-Pacific & Japan
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024

Cohesity, the AI-driven data management and data security firm, has announced the appointment of Peter Hanna as Head of Channels for Cohesity Asia-Pacific & Japan. Boarding on from Brisbane, Australia, Hanna is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in regional strategic sales for renowned information and communications technology companies.

In his new position, Hanna will spearhead Cohesity's channel sales and partner engagement across the Asia-Pacific & Japan region. He is expected to align his focus with the company's key objective to establish Cohesity as a leading player in contemporary AI-powered data security and management solutions for both partners and customers.

Over the years, Hanna's noteworthy expertise has spanned across ICT sales, technology-led business transformation, and strategic go-to-market (GTM) initiatives in the Asia-Pacific, Japan, and China region. His previous clients include globally strategic customers to whom he has offered technology-led business transformation while minimising their cyber risk.

Prior to Cohesity, Hanna held distinguished positions at VMware, such as the Head of Global Customers - Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China, and Regional Director - North & West Australia (QLD, WA, NT) and Papua New Guinea. During his tenure at Dell EMC, which spanned over fourteen years, Hanna maintained an active role in various data storage sales and technology strategy operations.

One of Hanna's main proficiencies lies in developing and optimising go-to-market strategies across the Asia Pacific, Japan, India, and Greater China. He is dedicated to customer centricity and ardently supports diversity and inclusion efforts in his professional operations.

Commenting on his new role at Cohesity, Hanna said, “Cohesity’s leading AI-powered data security and management technology helps organisations better secure, manage, and recover their data. These are exactly the capabilities organisations are looking for to combat ever-increasing cyber threats and that partners are looking to provide within their bespoke offerings.”

Hanna further added, “I am thrilled by the prospect of leading Cohesity’s channel business for the Asia-Pacific and Japan region and eagerly look forward to working with our partners. Together, we aim to assist our joint customers in harnessing the Cohesity solutions that enable them to create or sustain cyber resilience."

Sanjay Rohatgi, Group Vice President, Cohesity Asia-Pacific & Japan, spoke about the changing security landscape. "Every organisation in the Asia-Pacific & Japan region faces the challenge of securing their data in a worsening cyber threat landscape and being able to recover rapidly if they fall victim to a cyberattack. Cyber resilience is key in facing this issue, achievable only with modern data security, management, and recovery capabilities.”

Rohatgi extended a warm welcome to Hanna, saying,"I am delighted to welcome Peter to Cohesity’s Asia-Pacific & Japan business. His contributions will be crucial in supercharging our partner community and bolstering engagement. As we begin a new calendar year and the second half of fiscal 2024, we wholeheartedly look forward to driving growth together with our partners across the region."