Stephan has more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry and has played key role in growing the business in more than 25 countries across the APAC region.
Kaspersky Lab said, Stephen priorities will be to strengthen partner relationships, extend the company's retail footprint, and driving business development to meet growing business and consumer needs for effective cyber-protection.
Stephan is also expected to lead the APAC team in carrying out the company's strategy to further develop and continue the growth in both commercial and enterprise cybersecurity with strong focus into critical verticals such as ‘industrial cyber security, said Kaspersky Lab.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Stephan held several channel senior leadership roles in Unify, Avaya, San Disk and McAfee, where he played key roles in business development, extending channel footprints and driving business to year-on-year growth.
“I look forward to strengthening the company's leadership in the region. You don't often get the chance to work in such a passionate environment where everyone is committed to making the cyber-world a safer place,” said Stephan.
“The swift and comprehensive analysis of Kaspersky Lab on the recent massive WannaCry ransomware attack is a validation of the company's dedication towards ensuring its support to its partners and customers across the globe and this is something that I'm excited to be a part of,” he added.
Maxim Mitrokhin is stepping down as Managing Director for Kaspersky Lab APAC to return to his previous role as Operations Director. This change will allow Maxim to focus on operational management, optimizing company processes and improving corporate performance within the region, said cybersecurity firm.