Juniper Networks expands leadership team in Asia Pacific

Juniper Networks announced that it strengthened its management team to
lead its business in Asia-Pacific.

The new appointments, which have been made over the past several months,
help position the company to leverage its technology leadership in key growth

Douglas Murray, previously senior vice president and general manager of
Juniper Networks’ Security Business Unit, has been appointed senior vice
president for Asia-Pacific and will be based in Hong Kong. His management team
includes new hires Geoff Thomas, vice president of enterprise sales, Kevin
Ackhurst, vice president of partner sales, and Alita Wong, vice president of
marketing. Matt Kolon, who was acting theater head, will return to the key
position of vice president for the service provider business in Asia-Pacific.

“Asia-Pacific is where our biggest geographical market opportunities lie
and we wanted to ensure there is a strong management bench to drive our
continued success in the region,” said Gerri Elliott, executive vice president
and chief sales officer of Juniper Networks.

“I’m extremely pleased that Doug Murray has agreed to take on this
important role. He is very much part of the company’s core management and has
done a fantastic job in driving our security business. I am confident that he
and the rest of the APAC team will drive us forward in the region,” Elliott

In his new role, Murray is responsible for all aspects of Juniper’s
business activities across the Asia-Pacific region, including customer
engagement, sales development, training and enablement, strategic planning and
revenue growth. Under his leadership, Juniper’s Data Center security business
more than doubled in revenue and became a market leader in data center
firewalls with an award-winning product line that includes the Juniper Networks
SRX Series Services Gateways and vGW Virtual Gateways.

Thomas and Ackhurst join Juniper from Microsoft where the former spent
19 years, most recently as general manager for the Asia communications sector
business, and the latter worked for 14 years including his last stint as
Asia-Pacific vice president for sales and marketing. Before joining Juniper,
Wong was Oracle’s director of market development in Asia-Pacific and Japan and
also worked at Lucent and Gartner.

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