Riverbed appoints senior VP for Asia Pacific

  • Bjorn Engelhardt brings with him 20yrs of experience in the region
  • Joins Riverbed from Actifio, has served with Symantec and Citrix

Riverbed appoints senior VP for Asia PacificAPPLICATION performance infrastructure company Riverbed Technology has appointed Bjorn Engelhardt (pic) senior vice president of Riverbed Asia Pacific and Japan.
Engelhardt, who will be based in Riverbed’s regional headquarters in Singapore, will be responsible for leading the Riverbed team across its six markets, driving sales and distribution strategy, the company said in a statement.
“Bjorn [Engelhardt] is coming onboard at an exciting time in the growth of Riverbed’s business in Asia Pacific,” said chief sales officer Paul Mountford.
“Our industry is at a crossroads, with businesses in Asia Pacific looking for more agility as networks and enterprises are more virtual, hybrid and mobile.
“Our evolution to meet the challenges of hybrid enterprises and deliver relevant solutions for software-defined networks presents a huge opportunity for Riverbed in this part of the world,” he added.
Engelhardt brings to Riverbed 20 years of business, IT and consultancy experience in the Asia Pacific region, including security, data centre and virtualisation, network and application infrastructure, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and emerging technologies, the company said.
He joins Riverbed from Actifio, where he served as vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan.
He previously held senior leadership roles with Symantec, where he led the SaaS and emerging technologies group.
He has also held management, sales and distribution roles in KVS Software and Citrix Systems, working with key customers and partners across the region, Riverbed said.
“Riverbed is delivering the right technology at the right time for companies in [Asia Pacific],” said Engelhardt.
“In a world where application performance equals business performance, the demand for always-on access to applications and data is at an all-time high,” he added.
Riverbed said it serves more than 26,000 customers globally, including 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100.
Its footprint in Asia Pacific covers six markets in Asean (the Association of South-East Asian Nations), Australia and New Zealand, Greater China, India, Japan and South Korea.
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