Akamai Technologies, Inc. has appointed Chris Gibbs as its first Managing Director and Regional Vice President, Australia and New Zealand.
In this newly created role, Chris will be responsible for leading Akamai’s business growth and expansion in Australia and New Zealand.
He joins Akamai with more than twenty years of strategic leadership experience in technology and telecommunications, including stops at BMC and Endace Technologies. Most recently, Chris was the General Manager for Acquia Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ).
“I’m excited to work with an organisation with Akamai’s pedigree, and provide strategic value for our customers in the ANZ market,” said Chris. “In a time of accelerated mobile-driven digitalisation, this is a pivotal time for organisations across ANZ to build innovative and secure digital experiences for their users.”
“ANZ organisations are excited about the rollout of 5G, and edge compute will help them bring to market new innovations that are highly scaleable and highly secure,” said Parimal Pandya, Vice President, Sales and Managing Director, APJ. “Chris’ excellent track record leading high-performing teams makes him the ideal choice to help our customers bring these innovations to market and lead our operations here across the region.”