Schneider Electric hunts for new local channel lead amid exec shuffle

Schneider Electric hunts for new local channel lead amid exec shuffle

Muralee Kanagaratnam becomes the company's next regional offer management director - international region from 15 April

Muralee Kanagaratnam (APC by Schneider Electric)

Muralee Kanagaratnam (APC by Schneider Electric)

APC by Schneider Electric is on the lookout for a new operations, channels and alliances general manager for the Pacific region, as Muralee Kanagaratnam gets set to step into a new role.

The company has appointed Kanagaratnam as its next regional offer management director - international region, effective from 15 April.

Kanagaratnam joined APC by Schneider Electric as its Pacific region channel and alliance director in early 2015, subsequently being named as Schneider Electric’s Pacific region operations, channels and alliances general manager in early 2017.

In his new role, Kanagaratnam will be charged with elevating the strategic growth ambition and evolution of the company’s home and business networks (HBN) portfolio, hybrid IT, and edge computing opportunities.

“APC by Schneider Electric has provided me with the platform for professional and personal fulfillment, through a high-performance culture,” Kanagaratnam said. “I am proud to continue working for a global company providing endless career possibilities and the DNA to invest in its people. I look forward to working with the team in our mission to achieve certainty in a connected world.”

Kanagaratnam was previously head of channel sales for Adobe in Australia and New Zealand, a role he took after almost a year as the vendor’s distribution channel manager for A/NZ. Before Adobe, Kanagaratnam spent several years with Express Data.

APC by Schneider Electric said it is actively seeking to fill its operations, channels and alliances role in the Pacific, while also looking for someone to fill its strategic marketing manager for the Pacific role, with Christopher Lacherdis also taking on a new role, as head of strategic marketing for East Asia and Pacific.

In his new role, Lacherdis will be responsible for producing marketing strategies that support consistent business growth and enhance brand equity and awareness of Schneider Electric across the region.

“I am delighted Muralee and Christopher will be taking on these new regional roles, in line with our philosophy to provide growth opportunities to our talents,” Schneider Electric vice president for IT division and strategic segments, Joe Craparotta, said. “Both have achieved great success in supporting partner growth, leveraging edge computing and new offers in the Pacific region.

“Muralee is moving to Singapore whilst Christopher will continue to be based in Sydney. I am proud and excited to see Australian talent exported to the region,” he said.

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