Juniper Networks appoints new APAC team in major executive reshuffle

Juniper Networks appoints new APAC team in major executive reshuffle

New senior appointments span sales, systems engineering, marketing and partners

Juniper Networks has made a raft of senior appointments across the Asia-Pacific region spanning sales, systems engineering, marketing and partners.

The major reshuffle is a bid to position the company to capitalise on the highest growth opportunities in APAC as customers migrate to what Juniper calls 'High-IQ Networks' and 'best-in-class Cloud environments'.

Wendy Koh has been promoted to senior vice president of APAC sales.

Based in Singapore, Koh 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 APAC service provider and, immediately prior to this role, vice president of Asia sales.

Koh reports to Vince Molinaro, Juniper Networks’ chief customer officer.

Former vice president of Strategic Alliances, Mitch Lewis, has relocated to Singapore to assume the role of vice president of APAC partners reporting to Wendy Koh.

Lewis has 25 years’ experience working in sales, marketing and technology roles for companies that include AT&T, Dilithium Networks and Microsoft.

He also served as VP of APAC sales and marketing and president of Indonesia for Ericsson.

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Russell Skingsley has been promoted to vice president of APAC systems engineering and center of excellence.

He will be 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 CTO for FPT Telecom.

He joined Juniper in 2009 and has served in a number of senior APAC and global technology roles based out of Singapore. He reports to Wendy Koh.

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Helda Lopes, previously senior director of Worldwide Partner Marketing, has been promoted to VP of APAC marketing.

She will report to Matt Hurley, VP of worldwide field and partner marketing.

Lopes is based in Singapore and is responsible for advancing Juniper’s brand, pipeline generation, partner co-marketing and sales enablement.

Lopes has held senior marketing positions at Juniper and Cisco.

Further, Mark Ablett, has been appointed vice president of Juniper’s newly created South Asia region, which encompasses Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN.

Reporting to Wendy 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 APAC and ANZ roles at Juniper since he joined in 2008, and has more than 18 years’ experience in the IT industry.

Juniper chief customer officer, Vince Molinaro, said the Asia-Pacific region presented a significant opportunity for Juniper.

"The deep industry, customer, partner and Juniper knowledge and passion that exists across our newly formed APAC management team will help the company capitalise on this opportunity and address the rapidly evolving networking needs of our APAC customers," he said.

"The combined 30-year Juniper tenure of this team is also testament to the talent we have developed from within.”

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Tags Microsoftat&tMark AblettWendy KohJuniper Networks’ chief customer officerVince MolinaroDilithium NetworksHelda LopesRussell Skingsley'High-IQ Networks'


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