NetApp Expands Commitment to Growth in China with New Leadership

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BEIJING, CHINA — In order to advance its plans for global growth in key markets, NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the appointment of Fredy Cheung as Area Vice President, Greater China.

As an industry veteran, Cheung will bring deep expertise and knowledge to NetApp in the region and across the globe, as well as rich experience and unique insights on the diversified new economic models of Greater China’s ICT market. He will be responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market activities, including sales, pre-sales engineering, and its multi-pathway business, based in NetApp’s Beijing office and report directly into Rick Scurfield, President of NetApp Asia Pacific.

Cheung was previously the CEO of Capital Online Data Services Ltd. Beijing, an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. Prior to this, he spent more than 25 years in sales and sales leadership roles with 3Com and Cisco, most recently as the Corporate Vice President and General Manager, China Enterprise, Service Provider and Commercial Business for Cisco in Beijing.

Active in laying the foundation for e-government on an international scale, Cheung was the driving force behind a series of international Asia-Pacific Public Services Summits held in Beijing from 2004 to 2012. This was a major initiative that bought together representatives and government officials from over 20 countries around the world to share best practices and build networks to foster cross-border government collaborations.

According to Rick Scurfield, President of NetApp Asia Pacific, Greater China is one of NetApp’s most strategic growth markets, and one that has performed consistently while also being recognized as one of the region’s Great Places to Work for four consecutive years.
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“Greater China is key to NetApp’s growth plans, and amid this time of change, we are delighted to have Fredy as part of the leadership team that will drive our business forward. We look forward to his visionary leadership and pivotal contributions to growing our presence in the market,” he said.

Speaking about his new role, Cheung said, “I am deeply honored to join NetApp’s impressive management team in Asia, and to be entrusted with continuing the great work they have achieved. Greater China will continue to be a major driver of global economic growth, and its technology industry will undoubtedly play an immense role in the country’s relentless journey towards digital transformation.”

A native of Hong Kong, Cheung holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham in England.

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