Tableau Appoints Leslie Ong as Southeast Asia Country Manager
By Digital News Asia April 23, 2018
- New Tableau Software country manager brings 30 years of experience
- SEA to play big role in Tableau's growth
Tableau Software Inc., the global leader in visual analytics, today announces the appointment of Leslie Ong (pic) as country manager for Southeast Asia (SEA). In his new capacity, Leslie is responsible for driving customer success and expanding the company’s presence in SEA. A veteran in the industry with over 30 years of experience, he will oversee Tableau’s business and operations for Southeast Asia, including the go-to-market strategy, channel ecosystem management and talent management.
Tableau senior vice president Asia Pacific JY Pook said: “As customers continue to transform their businesses in the digital era, they will need to unlock the potential of their data to seize the exciting opportunities this era brings, now more than ever. Leslie comes with a strong track record in helping businesses adopt technology to help them drive towards success in this digital economy. He will be a great asset to the Tableau team as we continue to empower people at all levels with visual analytics and help customers fully realise the potential of their data.”
Prior to joining Tableau, Leslie held several leadership roles in VMware, Oracle and Hewlett Packard (HP) effecting instrumental change and success in those roles. In his most recent organisation, he held the position as Regional Director for South East Asia and Korea at VMware, where he was responsible for driving growth in the software-defined data centre solutions business and later in strategic partnerships. Leslie was also the Singapore Country Manager at VMware and Singapore Managing Director at Oracle.
His customer-centric approach saw him spending 20 years at HP growing the company’s enterprise presence in Singapore and SEA.
Ong commented: “We have all seen how technology has been the driver of change -- transforming organisations and industries – over the past few decades. Now, Tableau is driving a positive change in the way we work with data, making it much more accessible to all. We are now at the dawn of a new age where everyone can tap on data to see trends, make projections and come to informed decisions, and I’m incredibly excited to be able to be part of this.”
Currently, people from all walks of life, from students to data scientists, use Tableau to see and understand their data. SEA plays a significant role in the growth of Tableau in Asia Pacific.