NetApp, the global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced the appointment of Andrew Sotiropoulos as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific (APAC). Based in Singapore, Sotiropoulos is expected to push forward the company’s expansion in the region.
Sotiropoulos, a seasoned executive with over 30 years in the technology industry, steps into his new role from his previous position as VP of Asia Pacific and Japan at Pure Storage. His extensive experience also includes leadership roles at IBM and Lenovo.
NetApp President Cesar Cernuda, to whom Sotiropoulos will be reporting, expressed his confidence in the new appointment: “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. 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.”
Sotiropoulos replaces Sanjay Rohatgi, who is departing the company to pursue other opportunities after nearly four years of leading NetApp's sales teams in Asia Pacific.
In his new role, Sotiropoulos aims to expand NetApp’s enterprise storage and cloud business, strengthen its partner ecosystem, and extend its leadership in regional markets. He commented: “NetApp is resolute in helping APAC organizations mitigate complexities to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, across on-premises and hybrid multicloud environments. 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.”