Veeam Software, a global leader in data protection and ransomware recovery, has announced the appointment of Beni Sia as the new General Manager and Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Sia, who has over two decades of experience in the IT industry, will play a pivotal role in Veeam’s business operations and its growth strategy across this region.
Prior to this assignment, Sia served as a Vice President of Southeast Asia and Korea at Veeam, where he led business expansion and growth across a dozen markets. His extensive IT industry experience primarily involves working closely with customers and partners across the APJ region to drive business growth and innovative transformation.
"Addressing the rising threat of cyber-attacks is a top priority for every organisation with 82% of organisations in APJ affected by ransomware. Given the rapid adoption of new technology, data protection and ransomware recovery is critical,” says Sia. “Veeam’s success is centred on our customer focus in sync with commitment to our channel and alliance partners. There is an incredible opportunity to help customers across Asia keep their businesses up and running."
The announcement comes as Veeam reports consistent yearly double-digit revenue growth and a fastest year-on-year growth rate of 8.1% in the second half of 2022, outpacing the global market average. The company is now ranked number one globally among Data Replication and Protection software providers as per the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Semiannual Software Tracker. Additionally, in the APJ region, Veeam recorded a 20.7% year-on-year growth, the highest among the top five vendors.
"Beni is a skilled business leader who, in the past three years, has demonstrated his ability to lead high-performing teams and deliver impressive customer outcomes," says John Jester, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Veeam. “His appointment testifies to our commitment to nurturing and recognising exemplary talent at Veeam. I’m excited to support him as he leads our continued growth and momentum across the APJ region."
Veeam Software is a worldwide provider of data protection and ransomware recovery solutions. It equips organisations with resilience in data security, data recovery, and data freedom across their hybrid clouds. The company's single solution for cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments helps businesses ensure their apps and data are secure and available, facilitating smooth operational continuity. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Veeam serves over 450,000 customers internationally, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 73% of the Global 2000.