Kaspersky Lab appoints new general manager for SEA
By Digital News Asia February 26, 2018
- Will implement the company’s strategic business vision for SMB and enterprise markets
- Accelerate the growth of industrial cyber-security solutions and services
GLOBAL cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has announced the appointment of Yeo Siang Tiong (pic) as its new general manager for the Southeast Asia (SEA) region with strategic focus on Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. He joined the company on Feb 21, 2018.
As he takes up the leadership role over the company’s business in SEA, Yeo will be responsible for further implementing the company’s strategic business vision for the region’s SMB and enterprise markets and accelerating the growth of the Kaspersky Lab’s industrial cyber-security solutions and services across various sectors in all of six SEA countries.
He will report directly to Stephan Neumeier, managing director of Kaspersky Lab Asia Pacific.
“I’m excited to be a part of this company particularly at this time where cyber-security is one of the most dynamic fields of information and communication technology. I believe Kaspersky Lab has the right culture and values that enables its workforce to achieve their goals,” says Yeo.
Yeo is a veteran sales and channel professional with over 20 years of experience across the information & communication technology sector in Southeast Asia and the APAC market.
During his 25-year career, he has brought his leadership to various roles spanning strategy, business development, channel sales and development, direct sales and technical positions in Singapore and across Asia Pacific.
“In 2017, Southeast Asia achieved a 12% growth year-over-year, in line with the results of the APAC region growth, which was 11%. This year, we’re looking to excel even further and I’m confident that with Yeo at the helm, we will be able to achieve an even larger growth in Southeast Asia, a very important region in APAC," says Neumeier.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Yeo was the SMB and channel sales director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Singapore. He was responsible for building the channel ecosystems, and the sales into the mid-market and SMB enterprise market segment in the city state.
At its helm, Yeo led the coverage of strategic accounts in the financial and defence & homeland security sectors in Singapore. He also contributed to the Singapore Infocomm Development Authority’s 5th Infocomm Technology Roadmap. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Manchester University and an Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Singapore.
Yeo replaces Sylvia Ng, who helped steer the growth of the B2B and enterprise segments of the SEA region for over two years. Ng has left the company to pursue other endeavours outside Kaspersky Lab.