Brocade Appoints Industry Veteran to Chart Strategic Growth for Malaysia

Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) announced the appointment of Sean Ong as Country Manager for Malaysia. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ong will spearhead operations and drive business growth for Brocade in Malaysia. He will report to regional director for South East Asia, Gina Tan.

In his new role, Ong will lead the Malaysian team, and drive growth on go-to-market and channel strategies to deliver and implement business critical networks that meet the evolving needs of customers.

“Malaysia is a promising market given its rising status as a regional data center hub and robust demand for networking solutions and services,” said Gina Tan. “Sean’s extensive experience in business development and partner enablement programs will prove instrumental in staking a stronger presence in the enterprise networking segment for Brocade in Malaysia.”

The ICT industry in Malaysia grew 8-10 percent in 2011 and the country’s enterprise IT spending in 2012 is forecasted at RM31.5 billion (US$10.02 billion), a 6.1 percent increase over 2011, according to Gartner¹.

An industry veteran with 16 years of industry experience, Ong was most recently with Cisco Systems (M) Sdn Bhd, where he held a variety of roles in engineering and sales, culminating in the role of Director, Enterprise Business. Prior to joining Cisco in 1999, he was with AT&T Solutions and British Telecom.