Microsoft appoints new VP of APAC operations

Microsoft has appointed Andrea Della Mattea as the new vice president of its Asia Pacific operations. She will be occupying a role that has been vacant since Cesar Cernuda who served as area vice president of Microsoft Asia Pacific was promoted to corporate vice president of Microsoft Latin America last July. She will commence her new role on 1 July 2017. A key area of focus for Della Mattea will be helping Microsoft’s customers in Asia Pacific to accelerate their own journey of digital transformation.

As the new vice president of the Asia Pacific region, Mattea (pictured) will lead Microsoft’s business across the region, including over 2,000 employees and more than 11,000 Microsoft certified partners. She will report to Ralph Haupter, president of Microsoft Asia, and be responsible for all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings across the region, which includes Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Mattea joins Microsoft after eleven years at Insight Enterprises, which included two years in the USA, leading its North America and APAC software business. Prior to her career at Insight Enterprises, she worked at Software Spectrum, where she rose to become VP North America sales and managing director of Asia Pacific.

Ralph Haupter, president of Microsoft Asia said: “I am delighted we have secured a regional industry leader of Della Mattea’s caliber to accelerate Microsoft’s current momentum in the fast-growing markets of Asia Pacific. The three unstoppable technology trends dominating our market today – the explosion of data, ubiquitous cloud computing and increasingly sophisticated software algorithms – are creating unprecedented opportunities for our customers to digitally transform. Mattea’s proven skills, experience and capabilities in this area will help them to achieve their goals.”