16 Feb 2016
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New VP for Alcaltel-Lucent Enterprise APAC

By Shannon Williams

Former CommVault stalwart Gerard Sillars has been named the new vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

Sillars replaces Matthieu Destot, who was recently appointed as executive vice president of the communications division and president of ALE International.

Sillars will begin his new role immediately, and is charged with managing all sales operations across the region, including Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, India and the markets in ASEAN, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.

Sillars is part of the Global Sales and Marketing Leadership team, and will report to Jan Zuurbier, executive vice president, global sales and marketing. He will lead a team ranging from sales consultants, to support, technical and product management specialists.

Prior to joining ALE, Sillars held several senior leadership positions at CommVault Systems, where he spent 13 years. Eleven of those years were spent launching, building and growing CommVault's business in the APAC region. In his most recent role as the worldwide vice president for CommVault's Cloud Solutions Group, Sillars led the businesses to significant double-digit revenue growth.

"APAC continues to be one of our fastest growing markets and it is our utmost pleasure to welcome Gerard to the team during this important stage of growth,” says Zuurbier.

“Gerard brings along years of experience in the technology sector that will ensure we stay ahead of the curve, even as we embrace life as a new company,” he says.

“We are confident Gerard's addition will bring tremendous value, leading our business to greater success,"

Sillars adds, “ALE is leading the way in helping organisations transform how employees communicate, harnessing capabilities offered by smarter devices and new usage models.

“APAC remains one of the key markets of growth for ALE and I'm excited to be part of this innovative team and look forward to continue growing the ALE business in this region."

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