Brocade Names Charlie Foo as New Vice President for Asia Pacific

Brocade has announced the appointment of Charlie Foo to the role of vice president for Asia Pacific (APAC) effective immediately. Foo succeeds Deb Dutta to assume the region’s top role responsible for charting the company’s overall growth strategy across Asia Pacific and will be based in Singapore reporting directly into Ian Whiting, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales.

An industry veteran with more than 20 years of sales management and leadership experience, Foo was most recently senior director of the Brocade Partner Business Group for APAC where he drove the company’s regional business strategy for growth and diversification, and led the partner strategy with distributors, resellers, OEMs and global systems integrators across the region. He joined Brocade in January 2007.

Brocade is widely regarded for its industry leading networking solutions, providing service provider infrastructure, campus LANs, cloud-enabled data centers and storage networking.  According to Forrester Research, APAC is a growth region for IT with total investments in region expected to exceed $500 billion (USD) in 2012, a 10 percent increase from $460 billion in 2011, making it the third-largest IT market in the world. Investments for networking and communications infrastructure are also expected to grow in 2012 to almost $100 billion driven by the proliferation of smartphones and other powerful mobile devices as well as data center build-outs and modernization projects.

Prior to joining Brocade, Foo was regional director of Channel and Alliance for Asia Pacific/Japan at Veritas-Symantec. He also assumed senior regional leadership positions at IBM Corporation (software Group, Asia Pacific), Compaq Computers Asia/Pacific and Singapore Computer Systems. He holds an MBA from the University of Dubuque, Iowa, USA.

15-May-2012 06:38:10