Juniper Networks boosts APAC senior leadership team
By Digital News Asia July 17, 2014
- Help position company to capitalise on high growth opportunities in region
- APAC customers migrating to high-IQ networks and best-in-class cloud
JUNIPER Networks has announced a series of senior appointments in Asia Pacific, spanning sales, systems engineering, marketing and partners.
The new appointments help position the company to capitalise on the highest growth opportunities in Asia Pacific as customers migrate to high-IQ networks and best-in-class cloud environments, Juniper Networks said in a statement.
Wendy Koh (pic) has been promoted to senior vice president of Asia Pacific Sales. Based in Singapore, she will be responsible for Juniper Networks’ sales and operations across the region including customer engagement, sales development, training and enablement, strategic planning and revenue growth.
An 11-year Juniper veteran, Koh has held several senior leadership roles across the company including vice president of Asia Pacific Service Provider and, immediately prior to this role, vice president of Asia Sales.
Koh reports to Vince Molinaro, Juniper Networks’ chief customer officer.
Mitch Lewis, previously vice president of Strategic Alliances, has relocated to Singapore to assume the role of vice president of Asia Pacific Partners. He will report to Koh, Juniper Networks said.
Lewis brings over 25 years’ industry experience working in sales, marketing and technology roles for companies that include AT&T, Dilithium Networks and Microsoft.
He also served as vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing and president of Indonesia for Ericsson.
Russell Skingsley has been promoted to vice president of Asia Pacific Systems Engineering and Centre of Excellence, focused on product evangelisation, field enablement and overall technology stewardship.
Skingsley has 25 years’ experience in the industry, including seven years living in Vietnam as chief technology officer for FPT Telecom.
He joined Juniper in 2009 and has served in a number of senior Asia Pacific and global technology roles based out of Singapore. He also reports to Koh.
Helda Lopes, previously senior director of Worldwide Partner Marketing, has been promoted to vice president of Asia Pacific Field and Partner Marketing.
Reporting to Matt Hurley, vice president of Worldwide Field and Partner Marketing, Lopes is based in Singapore and responsible for advancing Juniper’s brand, pipeline generation, partner co-marketing and sales enablement.
Lopes is a seasoned and creative marketing leader who has held senior marketing positions at Juniper and Cisco.
Finally, Mark Ablett (pic) has been appointed vice president of Juniper’s newly created South Asia region, which encompasses Australia, New Zealand and Asean.
Also reporting to Koh, Ablett is focused on leveraging Juniper’s talent and experience across the South Asia area to accelerate growth for Juniper, its customers and partners.
Ablett has held a variety of Asia Pacific and Australia/ New Zealand roles at Juniper since he joined in 2008, and has more than 18 years’ experience in the IT industry.
“Home to the world’s largest mobile and Internet population and a diverse mix of emerging and mature markets, Asia Pacific presents significant opportunity for Juniper,” said Molinaro.
“The deep industry, customer, partner and Juniper knowledge and passion that exist across our newly formed Asia Pacific management team will help the company capitalise on this opportunity and address the rapidly evolving networking needs of our Asia Pacific customers.
“The combined 30-year Juniper tenure of this team is also testament to the talent we have developed from within,” he added.
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