September 22, 2023

Cybersecurity and digital privateness firm Kaspersky has introduced the appointment of IT veteran Adrian Hia as its new Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC). Hia is ready to guide Kaspersky’s drive to increase its market footprint, channel attain, and new enterprise progress in key territories within the area, particularly within the firm’s fast-growing enterprise cybersecurity phase.

His function consists of spearheading and managing the area’s gross sales, advertising and marketing, and channel go-to-market technique and execution. “Adrian brings over twenty years of expertise in worldwide firms and the native IT business in APAC, the place he efficiently grew companies, reaching excellent outcomes. We belief that his in depth data of each Asia-Pacific developed and rising economies will assist Kaspersky enhance its enterprise within the area, which is certainly one of strategically essential markets for the corporate. In his new function, Adrian will assist Kaspersky establish new enterprise alternatives and speed up the B2B enterprise momentum with a concentrate on the enterprise phase,” says Kirill Astrakhan, Government Vice President for Company Enterprise at Kaspersky.

Previous to becoming a member of Kaspersky, Hia was the Senior Regional VP for ASEAN & Higher China Area at Zscaler. His seasoned expertise within the IT business additionally consists of regional gross sales and channel stints in VMWare, Oracle, and Solar Microsystems.

Commenting on his appointment, Hia mentioned: “I’m an advocate of digital transformation and of harnessing the ability of recent applied sciences to allow enterprise progress. As cyberattacks continually evolve and develop the sufferer pool, harming people, firms, and even important infrastructure, I’m delighted to be a part of the Kaspersky group and assist it in its mission to carry on a safer future by way of its complete and multi-awarded safety options and companies.”

“I’m excited to make use of my intensive data of the IT business’s nuisances throughout the numerous nations right here to drive Kaspersky’s native enterprise ahead, with the purpose of enabling extra customers and enterprises to take pleasure in the advantages of know-how minus the threats posed by cybercriminals.”

Hia holds a Bachelor’s Diploma in Utilized Science (Laptop Engineering) from the Nanyang Technological College.

He might be primarily based in Kaspersky’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Chris Connell, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky has resigned after being part of the Kaspersky group for 4 years to pursue different alternatives. Chris will proceed to assist handle the area together with the required transitions till the tip of the Could 2023.


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