Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity and digital privacy company, has appointed IT veteran Adrian Hia as its new Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC). Hia will lead Kaspersky’s drive to expand its market footprint, channel reach, and new business growth in key territories in the region, particularly in the company’s fast-growing enterprise cybersecurity segment.
With his extensive knowledge of pan-Asian IT markets, Hia will also spearhead and manage the region’s sales, marketing, and channel go-to-market strategy and execution. Prior to joining Kaspersky, Hia served as Senior Regional VP for ASEAN & Greater China Region at Zscaler. He also held regional sales and channel roles in VMWare, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems.
Commenting on his appointment, Hia emphasized his advocacy of digital transformation and the importance of new technologies in enabling business growth. He expressed delight in joining the Kaspersky team in its mission to bring a safer future through its comprehensive and multi-awarded security solutions and services.
Hia, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science (Computer Engineering) from the Nanyang Technological University, will be based in Kaspersky’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Chris Connell, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky, has resigned after being part of the Kaspersky team for four years to pursue other opportunities. Chris will continue to help manage the region, along with the necessary transitions, until the end of May 2023.
8 May 2023