Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise gets new Asia Pacific VP for sales
By Digital News Asia February 17, 2016
- Gerard Sillars comes from senior role in CommVault, where he spent 13yrs
- Replaces Matthieu Destot who was appointed EVP of Communications Division
ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, has announced the appointment of Gerard Sillars (pic) as the company’s new vice president of sales for Asia Pacific.
He replaces Matthieu Destot who was recently appointed executive vice president of the Communications Division and president of ALE International.
With immediate effect, Sillars will manage all sales operations across the region – Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, India and the markets in Asean, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, ALE said in a statement.
He will lead a team ranging from sales consultants, to support, technical and product management specialists.
Sillars is part of the Global Sales & Marketing Leadership team, and will report to Jan Zuurbier, executive vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, ALE.
“Asia Pacific continues to be one of our fastest growing markets and it is our utmost pleasure to welcome Gerard [Sillars] to the team during this important stage of growth,” said Zuurbier.
“[He] brings along years of experience in the technology sector that will ensure we stay ahead of the curve, even as we embrace life as a new company,” he added.
Prior to joining ALE, Sillars held several senior leadership positions at CommVault Systems, where he spent 13 years.
Eleven of those years were spent launching, building and growing CommVault’s business in the Asia Pacific region, according to ALE.
In his most recent role as the worldwide vice president for CommVault’s Cloud Solutions Group, Sillars led the businesses to significant double-digit revenue growth, ALE claimed.
“ALE is leading the way in helping organisations transform how employees communicate, harnessing capabilities offered by smarter devices and new usage models,” said Sillars.
“Asia Pacific remains one of the key markets of growth for ALE and I’m excited to be part of this innovative team and look forward to continue growing the ALE business in this region,” he added.
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