Monday, 28 October 2019 21:21

Rubrik appoints new Asia Pacific, Japan region VP

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Kamal Brar, Rubrik VP Asia Pacific, Japan Kamal Brar, Rubrik VP Asia Pacific, Japan

Cloud data management vendor Rubrik has appointed Kamal Brar as Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan.

Based in Singapore, Brar will be responsible for driving Rubrik’s Asia operations, reporting directly to Chief Revenue Officer Brett Shirk.

Brar joins Rubrik from Hortonworks, where he led its business in APAC and the Middle East, and prior to thatserved as SVP of APAC at Talend where he launched its APAC operations.

Rubrik says Brar also brings deep NoSQL to knowledge to the company having led the APAC business at MongoD, as well as holding leadership positions at Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and MySQL.

“Kamal has successfully led some of the most disruptive technology companies across Asia Pacific and we’re excited to have him join Rubrik,” said Shirk.

“His passion for software and building high-performance teams will drive short and long term success as he scales our business in the region.”

“I am excited to join this dynamic organisation that has succeeded in becoming one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies ever,” said Brar.

“Rubrik has a unique opportunity to engage enterprises across the Asia-Pacific region that are undergoing digital transformation initiatives and adopting hybrid cloud models. I look forward to helping customers leverage their data to gain a competitive advantage using Rubrik’s solutions to manage, govern and orchestrate data across on-premise and cloud environments.”

Shirk says Rubrik has quickly grown from its founding in 2014, earlier this year raising a $261 million Series E funding round at a $3.3 billion valuation.

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