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Commvault elevates Rachel Ler to vice president and GM for Asia Pacific, Japan

Commvault elevates Rachel Ler to vice president and GM for Asia Pacific, Japan
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5 Jan, 2021

Rachel Ler, a technology industry veteran with over two decades of experience, has taken charge as Commvault’s vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) markets.

While the announcement of the appointment from the NASDAQ-listed enterprise data protection and management software company came on January 5, Ler’s LinkedIn profile suggests that she stepped into the role back in October 2020. 

She has been elevated from the role of area vice president at the New Jersey-headquartered company and previously served in leadership positions at Dell Technologies, Nimble Storage, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“In a year of great transformation, our customers, partners and teams have demonstrated incredible resilience and passion, it is a real honor to be given this opportunity to lead APJ in this crucial but exciting time. I look forward to creating meaningful customer experiences in their data journey and success for the business,” Ler said, following her appointment.

As Area VP, Ler implemented a consistent, repeatable, and scalable sales model across ASEAN, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan to acquire clients and drive business growth. Now, her responsibilities will be expanded to cover Commvault’s entire Asia Pacific and Japan unit, targeting key markets in the region, including ANZ, China, and India.

“APJ represents a critical growth opportunity for Commvault, to continue our commitment to region-wide responsibility and repeatable market share extension,” Riccardo Di Blasio, Chief Revenue Officer at Commvault, said while noting that “Rachel will be an outstanding leader, customer advocate, mentor, and team builder that leads us on our mission to accelerate growth across a region that has great potential.”  

Commvault APJ already serves a number of global enterprises, including Sony, Daihatsu Motors, University of Canberra, Revera, Huaxia Bank and Evalueserve

It entered the Indian market 16 years ago and has built a presence out of Hyderabad, Pune, and Bengaluru. The firm, in October 2020, also announced plans to launch a Global Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, with 500 employees to research and develop customer support services and operations.