HDS appoints Mark Ablett senior VP and GM for APAC
By Digital News Asia January 21, 2015
- Former Juniper exec to tap on fast-growing opportunities in region
- Over 20yrs regional sales and leadership experience in IT industry
HITACHI Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has announced the appointment of Mark Ablett (pic) as senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific.
He will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leading the company in its drive to capitalise on the fast growing opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, boosting revenue growth, and expanding the business, the company said in a statement.
Ablett brings over 20 years of regional sales and leadership experience in the information technology industry to HDS. He is a proven business leader with a wealth of enterprise sales and leadership expertise, HDS said.
Before joining HDS, Ablett was vice president of Australasia at Juniper Networks, responsible for revenue growth and profitability across the region.
“Mark [Ablett] joins us at an exciting time of growth and transformation at HDS as we continue to expand the breadth of solutions we offer to our customers and partners in the region,” said Michael Cremen, executive vice president, global sales.
“His expansive industry knowledge and rich experience in the Asia Pacific market will enhance the impact of our teams and expand the value we provide to customers. Under Mark’s leadership, the opportunities for HDS are tremendous,” he added.
Prior to Juniper, Ablett also served as managing director for Asia Pacific at SpectraLink, where he led the company’s push into new markets throughout the region. He was also sales director for Australia and New Zealand at Telxon.
“HDS is synonymous with providing the world’s best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions to a variety of customers across the industry sectors,” said Ablett.
“The Asia Pacific market is growing fast and companies are keen to capitalise on opportunities, leveraging valuable information and insights powered by technology.
“I am excited to lead the HDS team to deliver highly innovative solutions to our customers, strengthen our partnerships with leading technology providers and cement our thought-leadership position in the industry,” he added.
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