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Nutanix hires two new channel leads for ASEAN region

20 Nov 2020

Nutanix has today announced two significant appointments in its ASEAN operations, hiring Han Chon as the company’s managing director for the region, as well as Andrew Leong as ASEAN channel lead. 

It comes as Nutanix experiences particularly strong growth in the region, including 125% year-on-year growth for Nutanix in Singapore, and 44% year-on-year growth in Indonesia in financial year 2020. 

Chon joins Nutanix from Lenovo, where he leads the Central Asia Pacific region as general manager. Before this role, he worked at Dell Technologies for almost 20 years, holding the position of general manager for SonicWall APJ, as well as other regional and global responsibilities.

A 25 year veteran in the industry, Nutanix says that Chon has a strong track record in IT and a passion for architecting strategies. This will help the company help expand within the Asia Pacific region through regional insight on customer values and leadership.

“This is an incredibly exciting time to join Nutanix,” Chon said. “Its unsurpassed multi-cloud approach has clearly proven a winning proposition for customers in the ASEAN region and I look forward to helping the company further accelerate its growth and customer success.”

Incoming ASEAN managing director Andrew Leong will focus on defining the channel strategy in his new role, as well as executing and growing the company’s channel program across the region. He will report to Nutanix APJ Senior Director Channels & OEM, Jacob Pereira, and work closely with Han and the local ASEAN teams.

Prior to joining Nutanix, Leong was Head of Partners and Alliances for Hitachi Vantara in ASEAN, where he helped to grow the indirect revenue by double digits year-on-year. Before that, he amassed two decades of experience holding key roles in Hitachi Vantara, Dell, EMC and Sun Microsystems. 

“The channel is such a vital part of Nutanix success. Following the launch of Nutanix innovative Elevate Program, there is a significant opportunity for me to support increased partner growth and profitability,” says Leong.  

Welcoming the two incoming executives, Nutanix vice president for South Asia Pacific Neville Vincent says the combination of Chon and Leong’s skills and expertise would further support customer and partner growth, and innovation in the region.

“Nutanix continues to expand beyond our cloud infrastructure beginnings and drive true business value for our customers and partners,” says Vincent.

“The appointments of Han and Andrew are testament to our unwavering commitment to continue growing with our customers and partners.”