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Celestine Tan - vice president for Asia Pacific marketing
Okta appoints Celestine Tan as vice president for Asia Pacific marketing
By Zach Thompson, News editor
Fri, 20th May 2022

The leading independent identity provider has appointed Celestine Tan as vice president for Asia Pacific marketing.

Tan will oversee and lead Okta's entire marketing function in the region, including end-user, channel and field marketing, and corporate communications.

Before Okta, Tan was vice president of global field and partner marketing at Splunk, where she led an 85-person team and drove end-to-end marketing to generate demand and build the sales pipeline globally.

Earlier in her career, Tan spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems, where she rose through the ranks to become the Global Vice President of marketing for Sun's global software unit.

During her tenure, she received the coveted Marketing Leadership Award from Sun Microsystems and was a graduate of the Sun Leadership Institute.

Tan has also held senior marketing positions at CA Technologies and Pivotal.

"I am thrilled to have Celestine join the team. She brings an incredible amount of experience working in technology companies of all sizes, and will be an invaluable support to our sales leadership as we take our brand and business in the region to the next level," Okta chief marketing officer John Zissimos says.

"Many APAC firms have not fully tapped digital identity to secure, modernise and transform their enterprise," Tan says.

"I am excited at the prospect of leading a high performing team to navigate the dynamic markets here, bringing Okta's innovative identity expertise to our fast-growing pool of customers."

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