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Okta appoints Sylvia Ng as regional VP for Greater ASEAN
Thu, 14th Mar 2024

Global identity provider, Okta, Inc., has announced the appointment of Sylvia Ng, strengthening its senior team as Regional Vice President for Greater ASEAN and Country Manager for Singapore.

Sylvia's appointment is viewed as a reinforcement of Okta's commitment to the ASEAN region, capitalising on both her depth of experience and local knowledge. As well as bolstering Okta's partner ecosystem, Ng will bring a "renewed focus in the region", and offer valuable insights into key sectors such as transport, manufacturing and digital native companies.

With over 25 years of experience in the region, Sylvia is a seasoned executive. She most recently headed up business at Brightcove, Asia, and has previously held various leadership roles at NTT group, Dimension Data, and Datacraft. These experiences have equipped her with robust local market knowledge and the ability to develop strong regional partnerships.

Ben Goodman, Senior Vice President of Okta Asia Pacific, commented on the appointment: "We are pleased to welcome Sylvia. Her wealth of experience in engaging the ASEAN community and developing strong local partnerships aligns with our partner-first approach and go-to-market strategy". He continued, "this will be invaluable in expanding our reach in ASEAN."

In her new roles, Sylvia will be focusing on markets including Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Her appointment signals a major expansion for Okta in the ASEAN region. Goodman has full confidence in Sylvia's ability to lead the team and grow the business stating, "Sylvia is well positioned to lead the team and grow the business."

Okta, as the leading independent identity partner, enables safe use of any technology, anywhere, on any device or app. It is highly trusted by many brands to secure their access, authentication, and automation. With Sylvia Ng's appointment made official, Okta is set on further localisation of its expertise in the ASEAN market.