Damien Wong will be responsible for business management, sales direction and channel relations, to expand Red Hat’s business in the ASEAN region, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Wong joins Red Hat with extensive strategic management and IT industry experience, having held senior management positions in HP Software, Mercury Interactive and MediaCorp.
“Harnessing ASEAN’s growth and dynamism is central to the company’s economic and strategic interests. There is immense interest in cloud computing technologies from our customers across the region, from virtualization to middleware to storage for a comprehensive cloud architecture. Damien has an excellent track record in driving major customer accounts and will be invaluable in expanding our enterprise customer base across ASEAN,” Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, VP and General Manager, Red Hat Asia Pacific.
“I am very excited to join Red Hat and spearheading the ASEAN region. There is immense potential for the cloud computing and technologies related to building a complete cloud infrastructure. With most of today’s cloud deployments built on open source, it is a testament that Red Hat technologies are leading the way. Red Hat’s advanced and innovative open source solutions are gaining traction and is the trusted platform for powering mission-critical organizations and enterprises, including governments and stock exchanges. I look forward to working with partners, governments and enterprise customers to expand opportunities and deliver efficient, reliable and flexible open source solutions,” Damien Wong, the new General Manager.