Chow Lai Leng, first head of enterprise for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky. — Photo courtesy of Kaspersky
HCM CITY — With three-digit growth in its corporate segment last year, the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky has announced the appointment of its head of enterprise for Southeast Asia, Chow Lai Leng, the company's first-ever position for the region.
Lai Leng has a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Nevada in the US and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
She has nearly two decades of extensive experience in enterprise sales and channel management for IT and the cybersecurity industry. Her rich account portfolio spans across financial services, and the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, with her most recent stint as Channel Sales Lead for a cybersecurity provider.
In her new role, Lai Leng will steer the corporate segment clout of the global cybersecurity company in Southeast Asia by developing successful sales strategies and ensuring effective execution.
Commenting on her appointment, Lai Leng said: “Cybersecurity is becoming more and more important as advanced threats are increasingly becoming sophisticated and the number of breaches are on the rise. In addition, companies’ reliance on the internet continuously increases, resulting in enterprises becoming very vulnerable to social engineering attacks.
“I believe Kaspersky has the technology, the talent and the values to keep enterprises secure against cybercriminals, so I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic company and I am fully committed to bring our enterprise business to the next level.”
Lai Leng will report directly to Yeo Siang Tiong, Kaspersky’s general manager for Southeast Asia.
Siang Tiong said: “2019 was a hugely successful year for our corporate portfolio and we are eyeing to carry this momentum forward in 2020. While the pandemic has hit the region badly, I am sure that, with Lai Leng at the helm, we can still double down on our enterprise segment as we are more equipped to meet the enterprises’ growing demand for cybersecurity solutions and services.” — VNS