Marjet Andriesse, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Red HatMovements

Red Hat announces changes in APAC leadership

Red Hat has named Marjet Andriesse to lead the company’s Asia Pacific business as new vice president and general manager. She takes over from Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen who is appointed as VP and GM of Commercial Sales, North America.

Red Hat said the appointments are effective immediately and both van Leeuwen and Andriesse will report to Larry Stack, executive vice president of Global Sales and Services, Red Hat.

“Marjet’s balance of proven sales leadership and industry expertise makes her the right person to pick up the mantle from DP. This is an exciting time for Red Hat and we have the right leaders in place to help our customers succeed,” Stack said.

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In her new role, Andriesse will be instrumental in driving the next phase of growth for Red Hat in the APAC region and leading initiatives to enable customer success with open hybrid cloud technology.

Andriesse joined Red Hat in 2020 in charge of prioritizing customer satisfaction and team collaboration to deliver results. She has more than 25 years of industry experience and an impressive track record of success in leading teams in global and regional roles at organizations across Europe and Asia, including expansions into new geographical markets and transformation following an acquisition.

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Most recently, Andriesse was managing director of APAC at Telstra. Prior to Telstra, she held senior leadership positions at Randstad.

“Since joining Red Hat, I have been impressed with the dedication Red Hatters show every day and their desire to serve our customers,” Andriesse said. “We have shown the power of open source in driving software innovation and our customers rely on us to guide them as they embrace an open hybrid cloud strategy. I’m humbled to step into this role and am ready to lead the team into the next phase as we look to continue delivering innovative technologies to the industry.”