In his new role, Hewett will be responsible for the company’s overall business operations in the Asia Pacific region, including sales, marketing and business development functions.
Hewett brings to the role a range of expertise in the development of regional business strategies, and is helping build on the company’s continued success amidst what is arguably the world’s most dynamic region.
“I am glad to have the opportunity to join Kaspersky Lab and I’m excited to take on this role in this fast-growing region. I believe the Asia Pacific team has taken great strides to establish the market-leading position that Kaspersky Lab now enjoys in the region. I look forward to leveraging my technical and business management expertise as I work with the entire APAC team to further reinforce this position and reach greater heights in driving business growth,” Hewett said.
With 23 years’ experience working across the channel in both vendor and distributor environments, he brings to Kaspersky Lab a strong commercial understanding of business and consumer-orientated IT security solutions, and is helping drive Kaspersky Lab’s channel-driven strategy across the APAC region.
“The ongoing economic boom in Asia has made the APAC region a market that is both fast growing and very challenging. We are prepared for this, offering a comprehensive line of fully-fledged security solutions backed up by a strong regional team that is now enhanced by Peter Hewett’s leadership,” Garry Kondakov, Kaspersky Lab’s Chief Business Officer, said.
The appointment follows the retirement of Harry Cheung, who held the position from 2008.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Hewett was Sales Director for Westcon Group Australia.