Equinix has appointed Yee May Leong as Managing Director, South Asia. In this role, Leong leads the company’s business strategy in Singapore and Indonesia. Leong is based in Singapore and reports directly to Samuel Lee, President of Equinix Asia-Pacific.
Leong has over 30 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. She has held senior management positions in leading technology companies including IBM, Lotus, F5 Networks and Orange Business Services, where she spearheaded the companies’ market growth and industry leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to joining Equinix, Leong served as Vice President of the Communications Sector for IBM in Asia-Pacific, overseeing the company’s strategic business development in ASEAN, Australia, India, Korea and New Zealand. Leong also had an eight-year tenure with Orange Business Services, where she significantly grew the sales volumes and revenues of their Asia-Pacific business. She also spent four years with F5 Networks, during which she led their Asia-Pacific expansion into Greater China and ASEAN countries, and continuously achieved double-digit business growth for the region.
“Yee May is a highly experienced leader with a proven track record of driving business growth and accelerating market share in South Asia,” said Equinix APAC president Samuel Lee. “As we continue to invest and expand our footprint in South Asia, with the opening of our fourth International Business Exchange data center – SG4 – in Singapore in Q4 2019 in particular, I’m certain Yee May is the right leader to lead our business in South Asia to success.”
In addition, the firm has named Chris Jang as Country Manager of Korea. Based on Seoul, Jang will report to Equinix North Asia MD Kei Furuta.
Jang has over 20 years of industry experience and deep knowledge of cloud, software and mobile industries. He has held senior management positions in leading technology and cloud companies including Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Korea.
Prior to joining Equinix, Jang was Head of Google Cloud in Korea, where he successfully drove significant growth of the cloud business in the country. Before that, Jang was Head of AWS in Korea, Country Manager of Bytemobile (acquired by Citrix) and Sylantro Systems (acquired by BroadSoft) in Korea, demonstrating his proven track record of building teams, formulating sales and go-to-market strategies while establishing strategic channel partnerships and alliances.