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Microsoft Singapore appoints new chief marketing and operations officer and DPE lead

Nurdianah Md Nur | Dec. 20, 2013
The move is part of the company’s commitment to talent development and diversity.

Ngiam Foong Chee   Nobhiro Ito
Ngiam Foong Chee (top) is now Microsoft's new chief marketing and operations officer for Singapore, while Nobuhiro Ito takes the position of developer and platform evangelism (DPE) lead for Singapore.

Microsoft Singapore has appointed Ngiam Foong Chee as its new chief marketing and operations officer for Singapore, and Nobuhiro Ito as its developer and platform evangelism (DPE) lead for Singapore.

The move is part of the company's practice and commitment to talent development and diversity in the workforce, according to the company's media release.

New chief marketing and operations officer
With more than 14 years of experience in Microsoft, Ngiam will lead the overall marketing and business orchestration across Microsoft Singapore to drive growth.

Prior to this appointment, Ngiam was the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) lead under the Small Mid-market Solutions and Partner (SMS&P) group in Microsoft Singapore. There, she helped the local SMB business to grow by over 20 percent for two consecutive years.

Ngiam also co-chaired the People Managers' Community (PMC), a structured platform for managers to share and learn best people management practices from each other.

New DPE lead
As DPE Group lead, Nobuhiro will lead efforts to build a vibrant solutions ecosystem through evangelism, community engagement and technology marketing.

Nobuhiro is a Microsoft veteran with experience in both the consumer and commercial business. Before this role, he was the Academic Evangelism & Marketing lead; Startups Business lead; Developer Tools Business Group lead; Partner Account Management lead; and DPE Business Manager.

Nobuhiro is also responsible for establishing a structured model for driving worldwide student events in India, Korea and Japan, which is still being used by the company today.

 

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