Andrew Sotiropoulos to lead NetApp in Asia Pacific  

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Bengaluru: Cloud data management company NetApp has appointed IT industry veteran Andrew Sotiropoulos as Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Manager (GM) for Asia Pacific (APAC).

Based in Singapore, Sotiropoulous will preside over NetApp’s business and spearhead the company’s expansion plans in the region. Reporting to NetApp President Cesar Cernuda, his priorities include growing NetApp’s enterprise storage and cloud business, strengthening its partner ecosystem, and extending its leadership in regional markets.
Sotiropoulous has over three decades of experience in the technology industry, leading pan-regional teams to drive business growth and capture emerging opportunities. He most recently served as VP of Asia Pacific and Japan, Pure Storage.

The veteran IT industry business executive has also led teams at IBM and Lenovo. At IBM, he led the global tech services division in Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience leading organisations in the Asia Pacific and Global roles across both product and technology services segments.

He takes over from Sanjay Rohatgi, who will be departing the company to pursue opportunities outside of the company, after nearly four years of leading NetApp’s sales teams in Asia Pacific.

“As a global company, and having spent many years in APAC myself, we appreciate the importance of building and strengthening our long-standing relationships with business communities in the region,” said Cesar Cernuda, President of NetApp.

“I am delighted to have Andrew join us to continue the growth of our business as we empower our customers wherever they are on their respective cloud transformation journeys,” added Cernuda.

“NetApp is resolute in helping APAC organisations mitigate complexities to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, across on-premises and hybrid multicloud environments,” said Andrew Sotiropoulos, SVP and GM of NetApp Asia Pacific.

“I am excited to build on the 30-year foundation that NetApp has laid down, letting customers further boost their innovation speed, lower costs, and improve agility,” added Sotiropoulous.

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