Photo - Alex Loh, Country Manager, VMware Malaysia.
With the appointment of local industry veteran Alex Loh as a new Malaysia country manager, VMware is remaining focused on strengthening its local presence, said the cloud infrastructure company.
Ron Goh, president of Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware, said: "Alex has a strong track record in the IT industry and I am confident that his expertise will take us to the next stage of growth in Malaysia."
Loh replaces Laurence Si who told Computerworld Malaysia that he has moved to a new role leading the Malaysian operations for cloud services provider AWS.
"[Loh] is a strong organisational leader and his deep understanding of the vertical-specific business, as well as the work he has done with enterprise accounts, will enable us to further strengthen our penetration into new markets," said Goh.
With 20-years' experience in the IT industry, Loh will focus on further speeding up and extending the company's growth in the country, he said.
Loh will lead strategic planning and business development, as well as sales and channel operations, while supporting and empowering VMware customers' use of software-defined IT in the digital economy.
Prior to VMware, Loh was managing director of IoT Solutions, a company that he started to help businesses use data for analytics to drive business growth. He also spent 13 years at Dimension Data Malaysia where he served in key management roles including head of sales and head of the Solutions Development Group & Alliances.
Commenting on his new role, Loh said: "Today, cloud computing and business mobility are more than just buzz phrases. Governments and businesses, both globally and in Malaysia, are looking at the use of technology to compete in the digital economy. I'm thrilled to be joining VMware at a time where the team can create maximum impact, enabling both our customers and partners to realize business efficiency, agility and innovation through digital transformation."
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