Akamai Expands Presence In Asia Pacific
Company opens offices in Taiwan and Melbourne; appoints new country managers in Japan and Korea
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SINGAPORE, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere has announced the opening of offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Melbourne, Australia. These two new locations will allow the company to better service existing customers in these regions and expand its footprint within the fast-growing Asia Pacific market. Akamai now has 36 regional offices around the world providing sales, services and support for its global customer base.
Today, Akamai serves over two dozen customers in Taiwan including Eva Airways and SNSplus, Inc. The opening of operations in Taipei underscores the company's commitment to both existing and new customers, helping enterprises to navigate in an increasingly hyperconnected world.
The opening of a Melbourne office and investment in local staff also demonstrates the company's commitment to growing its presence in Australia in the years ahead. Akamai has an existing office in Sydney.
In addition, Akamai has strengthened its regional leadership team with the recruitment of new country managers in Japan and Korea.
Shinji Tokunaga will lead all sales, services and marketing for Akamai in Japan. With over ten years of executive leadership experience with multi-national companies including Novell Japan and Borland Japan, Mr. Tokunaga will head an established team in the region's fastest growing market.
In Korea, Jin-Woong Kim has joined Akamai with over ten years of senior-level experience with global businesses such as Compuware Korea and IBM Korea. In his new role, he will manage Akamai Korea's operations and business development strategies.
"Asia Pacific is a very strong region for Akamai and is headquarters to many of the globe's most innovative businesses," said Sanjay Singh, Akamai Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan. "I am pleased to announce the expansion of our operations and teams across the region to support our existing and future clients. Akamai is well-positioned to support enterprises throughout Asia Pacific and Japan with the continued adoption of cloud, security, mobile and video solutions."
Akamai works with many of the world's best-known brands that use the Internet for business including one-third of the Global 500®, the top 20 global eCommerce sites, nine out of ten of the top global banks, and the top 30 media and entertainment companies around the world. Customers in Asia include Cathay Pacific, Standard Chartered Bank, ESPN Star Sports, Panasonic, and many more.
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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