Photo - Michelle Ong, Country Manager, Fortinet Malaysia
Fortinet has appointed local industry veteran Michelle Ong as the new country manager for Malaysia to help lead a rapidly expanding market in the country, said the network security firm.
Fortinet vice president for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Dato' Seri George Chang, whose role included acting country manager, said Ong would now overseeing the company's Malaysian business operation.
"Ong has left no doubt about her ability to lead and grow a highly experienced team," said Chang. "I am confident that under her stewardship, Fortinet will continue to thrive and make inroads into the high-end enterprise, government, financial services and service provider sectors, gaining market share and picking up awards along the way."
He said that as head of sales for channel and government accounts in Malaysia for the past two years, Ong has developed Fortinet's traction in these sectors while effectively managing clients, partners and the internal team.
Last month, Fortinet won the Frost & Sullivan Malaysian Network Security Vendor of the Year award for its market share leadership, product innovation and consistent efforts in meeting customer needs, added Chang.
Ong has held senior sales, marketing and account management roles in prominent technology companies including McAfee, ACA Pacific Technology and MGE Asia.
"The Malaysian market is expanding rapidly and the opportunity to help enterprises meet their security needs with Fortinet's trusted, end-to-end portfolio has never been greater," said Ong. "I am excited to be leading the team at this time and look forward to making a positive impact on our customers' businesses throughout the country."
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