Red Hat appoints new country manager for Malaysia
By Digital News Asia February 11, 2016
- To strengthen customer relationships and develop partner ecosystem
- HL Kok has worked at Andersen Consulting, Intel, Microsoft, and EMC
OPEN source enterprise software company Red Hat Inc has appointed Kok Hon-Loong aka HL Kok (pic above) as the country manager of Malaysia.
In his new position, he will lead the team in Malaysia to find ways to drive sustainable growth, as well as establish stronger relationships with enterprise customers and partners, Red Hat said in a statement.
Having started its Malaysia operations in 2006, Red Hat officially announced the opening of Red Hat Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur in July 2015 to further strengthen its presence in the country.
“Red Hat recognises the potential of the Asia Pacific region, and Malaysia is an important country for us,” said Red Hat Asean senior director and general manager Damien Wong.
“I expect HL’s [Kok] understanding and experience in the Malaysian market, as well as his strategic business mindset, will be beneficial for the team. Under his leadership, I believe that Red Hat can scale to new heights in Malaysia,” he added.
Kok brings more than two decades of experience in the ICT sector, having held key management roles at Andersen Consulting, Intel, Microsoft, EMC and most recently, Jardine OneSolution.
Over his professional career, he has accumulated significant experience leading teams in achieving organisational objectives and implementing corresponding sales strategies, Red Hat said.
“As the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, I identify strongly with Red Hat’s desire to transform business and at the same time, bring about positive change in the ICT industry,” said Kok.
“I am excited to be part of the Red Hat Asean team and look forward to working closely with our customers and partners in Malaysia,” he added.
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