VMware has announced the appointment of Franco Lan to the post of general manager, Hong Kong & Macau. Franco will play a critical role in supporting VMware’s continual growth strategy and driving its leadership position in the compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security space to offer a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to Hong Kong’s technology industry.
“VMware is a truly exciting company offering ground-breaking products in areas like cloud management platform and networking & security. In 2019, the adoption of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud services will benefit VMware as we seek to position ourselves as a leader in driving long-term integration and management among key public cloud services.” said Franco Lan, general manager, VMWare Hong Kong & Macau.
With almost 30 years’ experience in Hong Kong and the regional IT industry, Franco has a robust track record in delivering outstanding results through overcoming challenging business development targets and driving his teams to excel in the areas of client-satisfaction and product-experience. Possessing a broad understanding of the ecosystem of multi-cloud and hybrid IT, his experience extends to managing numerous aspects of the Hong Kong & Macau enterprise and commercial businesses.
He was most recently a senior vice president of sales & marketing – iAdvantage at SUNeVision Holdings Limited. As a veteran sales management professional with a strong analytical and entrepreneurial mindset, Franco restructured the marketing effort through leveraging a new digital approach that led to reaching target audiences around the world. This was in addition to rebuilding the sales team and driving incremental business.
Bernard Kwok, president of VMware, Greater China said, “Franco brings with him an outstanding track record of achievement and a substantial background in the technology sector. With a unique grasp of the Hong Kong and Macau technology landscape, Franco is well placed to support VMware in implementing its long-term strategy and to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.”
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society. For more information please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html.