SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced today that Ricky Kapur will join the company as head of APAC, effective June 21. Reporting directly to Zoom Global Head Abe Smith, Kapur will define and lead the company’s go-to-market strategy for key APAC markets. : Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Korea and Taiwan – excluding Japan. Ricky will manage Zoom‘s APAC activities with oversight and alignment across all cross-functional roles.
Kapur comes to Zoom after five and a half years at Microsoft, where he was most recently vice president of sales and marketing operations for APAC. At Microsoft, he managed all segments, from SMBs to large enterprises, and led a cross-functional team of sales, marketing, partner and customer success professionals. Zoom is positioned for continued growth in APAC, and to capitalize on these new opportunities, he has broadened his leadership to lead the company into its next phase of expansion in the region.
“Zoom has expanded its operations and activities impressively in the APAC markets, announcing a technology center in India and a research and development center in Singapore over the past year,” said Ricky Kapur, APAC manager at Zoom . “I am thrilled to join a company that continues to redefine the way organizations and individuals connect, from breaking down barriers for education and health with virtual learning and telehealth to becoming an essential technology for businesses. as they evolve rapidly and adapt to a hybrid working model. “
“We are delighted that Ricky Kapur is leading our go-to-market strategy for all of APAC, a region where we are seeing accelerated growth,” said Abe Smith, Head of International at Zoom. “APAC is a critical region for Zoom as we invest in infrastructure and grow the presence of our sales, marketing and research and development teams to enable organizations of all sizes to benefit from transparent and reliable video communications. . “
About Ricky Kapur
Ricky Kapur is the APAC Manager for Zoom, bringing over 25 years of experience to his role. Prior to joining Zoom, Kapur was Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations at Microsoft APAC. In his role, he has managed all segments from SMBs and Majors to the enterprise and led a cross-functional team of sales, marketing, partners, customer success and operations professionals. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kapur held the position of Managing Director at Google, where he was responsible for overseeing the growth of Google Cloud Platform through APJ. Previously, Kapur held the position of ASEAN Vice President of Technology Sales at Oracle. He has also worked at Siebel Systems, Unica Corporation and Chordiant Software. Kapur is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India and holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne.
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