Fortinet appoints Michelle Ong as country manager in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia May 27, 2014
- George Chang vacates acting country manager post to focus on regional role
- Ong was head of sales for channel and government accounts in Malaysia last 2yrs
FORTINET said it has appointed Michelle Ong (pic) its new country manager in Malaysia. She will oversee Fortinet Malaysia's overall operations and take responsibility for developing and growing its business in the country.
Ong assumes the reins from George Chang, who will relinquish his acting country manager position to focus on his role as Fortinet's vice president for South-East Asia and Hong Kong, Fortinet said in a statement.
As head of sales for channel and government accounts in Malaysia for the past two years, Ong has steadily developed Fortinet's traction in these sectors while effectively managing clients, partners and the internal team, it added.
“Ong has left no doubt about her ability to lead and grow a highly experienced team,” said Chang.
“I am confident that under her stewardship, Fortinet will continue to thrive and make inroads into the high-end enterprise, government, financial services and service provider sectors, gaining market share and picking up awards along the way,” he added.
In April, Fortinet won the Frost & Sullivan Malaysian Network Security Vendor of the Year award for its market share leadership, product innovation and consistent efforts in meeting customer needs, the company said.
Ong has held senior sales, marketing and account management roles in companies such as McAfee, ACA Pacific Technology and MGE Asia.
She is well-versed in both vendor and channel business dynamics, and has a track record of success in motivating teams and helping customers attain their business objectives, Fortinet said.
“The Malaysian market is expanding rapidly and the opportunity to help enterprises meet their security needs with Fortinet's trusted, end-to-end portfolio has never been greater,” said Ong.
“I am excited to be leading the team at this time and look forward to making a positive impact on our customers' businesses throughout the country,” she added.
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