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Kaspersky appoints Ernest Chai as head of channel for APAC

IT veteran Ernest Chai fills in the head of Channel position for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region at Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity solutions company, since April. Chai has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry specializing in sales. 

“I am thrilled to be joining Kaspersky, a company with a strong reputation for providing innovative and comprehensive cybersecurity solutions,” said Chai. “I look forward to working with our partners in the Asia Pacific region to drive growth and provide our customers with cybersecurity solutions that fit their expectations.”

Prior to joining Kaspersky, Chai served as the channel director for the Storage Platforms & Solutions division of Dell Technologies in Asia Pacific and Japan. During his 15 years at Dell, he was key in driving accelerated growth in strategic products for the company and its reseller partners. Ernest has spent time in ANZ, SEA, and Greater China markets in various roles, including channel leadership, business development, sales, and pre-sales.

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As the new head of Channel for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky, Chai aims to leverage his extensive experience to build cybersecurity expertise and expand the company’s channel ecosystem, driving growth across the region. His appointment is apt when cybersecurity is a more critical requirement for businesses than before.

“As a 100% channel-driven company, Ernest plays a strategic and fundamental role in Kaspersky’s business,” said Chris Connell, managing director for APAC at Kaspersky. “He is everything we look for in a leader for this position, and with our cutting-edge solutions, I am excited for the results that he will deliver.”

The appointment of Ernest Chai is a significant step in Kaspersky’s efforts to strengthen its regional presence and demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing customers with the best possible cybersecurity solutions and services.

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