"Shiva's exceptional skill set and aptitude for fostering and maintaining meaningful relationships will no doubt contribute to Veeam cementing its position as a key market player in 2021 and beyond," said Veeam CEO Bill Largent.
"His determination to drive impactful change within the industry and his experience in demonstrating this so far within the company makes Shiva the perfect candidate for this role. Shiva is a born leader, and I have every confidence he will lead our APJ team to great success this year."
Pillay was promoted to the new role from his previous position of vice president of sales and field operations, APJ.
He joined Veeam in 2018 from The SCE Group, where is was vice president of global sales strategy, mergers and acquisitions.
Pillay previously served as senior vice president of global services at Prevalent, vice president of APJ sales and business development at SevOne, Earlier in his career he held several roles at RSA, culminating in that of APJ global services lead.
He holds s BA in psychology from the University of Wollongong.
"Our APJ business is growing at an exceptional rate, which would not be possible without the continued support of our customers and partner ecosystem," said Pillay.
"We have a world-class team from senior leadership through to every Veeam employee in the region, with a sole focus on helping our customers accelerate their Cloud Data Management journey. In 2021, we are well positioned to further extend our growth position across the region."