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Fred Viet joins Microsoft to lead its Surface channel

Fred Viet joins Microsoft to lead its Surface channel

Viet joins Microsoft from Lenovo

 Fred Viet

Fred Viet

Microsoft has hired Fred Viet to head up its Surface commercial channel in A/NZ.

“We are pleased to confirm that Fred Viet will be joining Microsoft as our new Surface commercial channel lead later this year. Fred brings a wealth of channel experience to this role and will drive our Surface commercial channel expansion strategy," a Microsoft spokesperson, said in a statement.

Viet previously spent more than 11 years at Lenovo, most recently as its A/NZ channel director.

He first started at Lenovo as a global account manager before taking on the role as a sales director for large accounts. He has been the A/NZ channel director for the past four and a half years.

“Lenovo’s Channel and SMB business continues to see strong growth and a replacement will be announced in the coming weeks,” Lenovo said in a statement.

In speaking to ARN, Viet said he was looking forward to a new challenge.

"I've had 11 fantastic years at Lenovo, working with great people," he said.

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