Stephen Robinson has been appointed as Southeast Asia and Korea partner and commercial business leader.
With a strong background in sales management and business development in the enterprise and commercial IT space, Robinson is well-placed to work closely with customers and partners in the region to help them optimise their cloud transformation journeys and lead the SEAK region into a new chapter of growth.
"Stephen brings a unique blend of leadership and industry experience to the team through his numerous years of experience and we are confident that his sales prowess will take the VMware's channel partner ecosystem to a new zenith of success," VMware Southeast Asia and Korea vice president and managing director Paul Simos says.
Robinson joined VMware in 2021 as SEAK multi-cloud director, during which he was tasked to increase the adoption of VMware multi-cloud solutions and accelerate their deployments and consumption by customers in close association with the sales leader and the multi-cloud and service partners.
In this new position, he will be working closely with distributors, solution providers, global Partners, global/local system integrators, and VMware cloud providers to further develop and strengthen the company's partner strategy and channel programs alongside driving digital transformation and growth with VMware's commercial customer segment.
Before joining VMware, he was Collins Airspace APAC information management systems sales head, where he oversaw servicing the IT and digital transformation needs of airports and airlines in the region.
Previously to this, he was at BT for 18 years in numerous channel and sales leadership roles and has a proven history of delivering results in IT Managed Services with over twelve years of experience in the enterprise IT space in Asia.
"Supporting and growing along with the partner community is crucial to the success of VMware as we help customers with their digital transformation," Robinson says.
"I look forward to adding more value to the ecosystem by working closely with the partners to deliver best-in-class solutions and experiences to our customers in the region."