AirWatch, VMware's enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, expanded its Asia Pacific presence with multiple strategic hires, including the appointment of Edwin Lee as director for ASEAN, Johnson Xu as director for Greater China, and James Shin as director for Japan and Korea.
Edwin Lee will lead operations for ASEAN region. He brings more than 11 years of experience to AirWatch. Lee began his career in technology with management and director positions at BlackBerry, MobileIron and SAP.
As director for Greater China, Johnson Xu will oversee accelerating customer adoption in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Xu brings more than 22 years of experience with director and management positions at companies including RIM China and IBM China.
James Shin who leads operations in Japan and Korea will oversee all business for newly launched operations in the Japan market. Prior to joining AirWatch, Shin held strategic positions at SAP for Global Mobility Solutions Group and focused on the expansion of Managed Mobility Sales and Mobility OEM for North Asia.
To take advantage of this growing mobile needs of customers in the region, AirWatch opened its first office in the region in Singapore last year and appointed Jeff Baum as managing director for APAC. The AirWatch EMM platform is also now available to the VMware Partner Network (VPN).
"We are confident that adding mobile veterans like Edwin, Johnson and James will drive our presence, cultivate key customer and partner relationships and scale operations in the region," said Jeff Baum, vice president and managing director – APAC, AirWatch by VMware. "Asia Pacific is an important mobility hub, and our growth in the region is a response to the large demand for scalable enterprise mobility management and security solutions. VMware's established operations and channels provide an advantage for our expansion plans as well."
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