Red Hat Announces Regional Leadership Appointments

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  • It has named Dirk-Peter (DP) van Leeuwen as senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales
  • Marjet Andriesse, who joined Red Hat as vice president of Sales in Asia Pacific in October 2020, succeeds van Leeuwen in leading the company’s Asia Pacific region as vice president and general manager

Red Hat, Inc has announced that it has named Dirk-Peter (DP) van Leeuwen as senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales. Marjet Andriesse, who joined Red Hat as vice president of Sales in Asia Pacific in October 2020, succeeds van Leeuwen in leading the company’s Asia Pacific region as vice president and general manager. It said that the appointments are effective immediately and both van Leeuwen and Andriesse will report to Larry Stack, Red Hat’s executive vice president of Global Sales and Services.

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager, North America Commercial Sales, Red Hat said,“It makes me proud to see how much we have grown the Asia Pacific business during my tenure and still see such a big opportunity in front of us. Working collaboratively, we’ve found a common purpose and we’re helping our customers navigate the changing technology landscape. I’m honored to take on this new role and work with the North America team as our customers embrace open source technologies and drive innovation.”

Scaling the business internationally

The company said that since joining Red Hat in 2004, van Leeuwen has been instrumental in enabling customer success and scaling the business internationally. Van Leeuwen played a key role in establishing Red Hat’s operations in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg), and central and eastern Europe.

In 2009, he was appointed to lead sales, marketing and operations in the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, van Leeuwen will build on this experience, further driving digital transformation as leader of Red Hat’s commercial business in North America, including sales, consulting and channel activities. Van Leeuwen plans to relocate to North America from Singapore in the coming months.

Andriesse has quickly established herself as a respected and experienced sales leader since joining Red Hat in 2020, prioritising customer satisfaction and team collaboration to deliver results. With more than 25 years of broad industry experience, she has a strong 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.

Recently, Andriesse was managing director of APAC at Telstra. Prior to Telstra, she held senior leadership positions at Randstad. In her new role, Andriesse will be instrumental in driving the next phase of growth for Red Hat in the Asia-Pacific region and leading initiatives to enable customer success with open hybrid cloud technology.

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