Palo Alto based cloud data management fim Rubrik has appointed Kamal Brar as Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan.

Brar will be responsible for driving Rubrik’s Asia operations. Based in Singapore, Brar will be responsible for driving the firm’s Asia operations, and will report directly to Chief Revenue Officer Brett Shirk.

“Kamal has successfully led some of the most disruptive technology companies across Asia Pacific and we’re excited to have him join Rubrik,” said Shirk. “His passion for software and building high-performance teams will drive short and long term success as he scales our business in the region.”

Brar joins Rubrik from Hortonworks, where he led its APAC and the Middle East divisions. Prior to that, he served as SVP of APAC at Talend where he launched its APAC operations.

Rubrik added that Brar also brings on board deep NoSQL knowledge, having led the APAC business at MongoDB. Additionally, he has held leadership positions at Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and MySQL.