"Mark joins us at an exciting time of growth and transformation at HDS as we continue to expand the breadth of solutions we offer to our customers and partners in the region," said executive vice president of global sales Michael Cremen.
"His expansive industry knowledge and rich experience in the Asia Pacific market will enhance the impact of our team, partners and our companies in the region. Under Mark's leadership, the opportunities for HDS are tremendous."
Ablett has more than 20 years of regional sales and leadership experience in the IT industry, most recently serving as vice president of Australasia at Juniper Networks.
"I am excited to lead the HDS team to deliver highly innovative solutions to our customers, strengthen our partnerships with leading technology providers and cement our thought-leadership position in the industry."
Neville Vincent, Ablett's predecessor in the position, will be moving to a role where he will be charged with expanding the company's global systems integrator business.