Technology company Acronis has announced the appointment of ANZ boss Neil Morarji as general manager to lead its Asia Pacific (APAC) business.
Morarji, who was previously the Head of Enterprise division for APAC, will now lead the increasing sales team in Asia and Australasia in distributing advanced cyber protection technology by developing relationships with service providers and local partners as part of his new role.
Morarji will be reporting into revenue officer Pasha Ershow, while all channel and field sales teams in APAC region will report directly into Morarji.
Acronis revenue officer Pasha Ershow said, “Morarji joined us at a time of growth, bringing strong leadership and expertise in cloud distribution to the team. With our extensive global network of more than 50,000 local partners, Acronis has enjoyed tremendous business growth last year, with Asia pacific being the fastest-growing region. Neil’s experience will also be instrumental in developing our service provider network – now 6,500 service providers worldwide and growing rapidly”.
Launch of New Acronis Partner Program
Morarji’s first objectives has been to launch the new Acronis Partner Programmes in APAC region, to help channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) expand their service portfolios and deliver fast ROI.
Launching new Partner Programmes in the APAC region is a critical step towards the current global crisis, and aims to ease the workload for company’s existing and new channel partners around the world. The new Partner Programmes will help sustain its growth rate this year, after a huge 30% increase in overall business in year 2019.
About Neil Morarji
Neil Morarji has more then 20 years of experience in the cloud distribution and digital transformation space. Prior to joining Acronis, he managed Ingram Micro’s Cloud Platform Business (Odin) in APJ. He was responsible for business growth, alliance management and professional services, driving maintaining and sustained growth across regional cloud partners.
And before that, Neil was a managing director at Parallels and Odin in New Zealand and Australia, where he built trusted relations and partnerships with some of the countries’ largest services providers and hosters.
“I’m excited to turn the company’s global strategic thinking into a local execution plan and accelerate business growth in Asia Pacific region. Now, more than ever, the market needs Acronis’ proven cyber protection solutions. We’re going to continue helping our local partners succeed by providing service and support that’s second to none”, says Morarji.
Founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis leads the market by providing cyber protection solutions for all virtual, cloud, physical and mobile workloads through its innovative backup, AI-backed anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions.
Acronis cyber protection solutions are trusted by more than 500,000 businesses with 5.5 million consumers worldwide including 100% of the Fortune 1000 companies.