Acronis, a player in cyber protection, announced the appointment of Neil Morarji as General Manager in Asia Pacific region. Morarji, previously the Head of Enterprise division for APAC, will now lead the growing sales team in Asia and Australasia in delivering the world’s most advanced cyber protection technology by developing relationships with local partners and service providers.
Founded in Singapore in 2003, Acronis operates from its dual headquarters in Singapore and Switzerland, and leads the market by offering complete cyber protection for all virtual, physical, cloud, and mobile workloads with solutions that are enhanced with integrated, AI-powered anti-ransomware and blockchain-based data notarization technologies.
“Neil joined us at a time of growth, bringing strong leadership and unparalleled expertise in cloud distribution field to the team,” said Pasha Ershow, Acronis Revenue Officer. “With our extensive global network of more than 50,000 partners, Acronis has enjoyed tremendous business growth last year – APAC 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.”
One of Morarji’s first objectives has been to launch the new Acronis Partner Programs in APAC – under his leadership, Acronis team will help channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) expand their portfolios and deliver fast ROI through offering innovative products and services that address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection, ensuring the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security of all data, applications, and systems (SAPAS).
A critical step for the industry given the current global crisis, aiming to ease the workload for company’s existing partners around the world, as well as new ones. The Partner Programs combining new partner tiers and numerous incentives, will help sustain Acronis’ growth rate this year, following a whopping 30% overall business growth in 2019.
Neil Morarji comes with more than 20 years of experience in the cloud 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, professional services and alliance management, driving and maintaining sustained growth across regional cloud partners. And before that, Morarji was a managing director at Parallels and Odin in Australia and New Zealand, where he built trusted 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,” said Morarji. “Now, more than ever, the market needs Acronis’ proven cyber protection solutions. We’re going to continue helping our partners succeed by providing service and support that’s second to none.”