Kaspersky announced the appointment of Chris Connell as managing director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Chris Connell will be responsible for the cybersecurity company’s business expansion efforts in addition to continuing his role as the deputy vice president of Global Sales for the company. Originally from the United Kingdom, he is set to be based in Kaspersky’s regional office in Singapore.
Chris Connel joined Kaspersky as the GM for UK & Ireland in February 2019. In February 2020, alongside his role as deputy VP of Sales Network, he was promoted to director of European Operations, and took on the task of boosting the performance of the company’s European operations.
Prior to joining Kaspersky, Chris’s worked at companies such as Ingram Micro Europe and Australia, Tech Data and IBM.
Cybersecurity spending is projected to hit $28.2 billion in the Asia Pacific region by 2022. Data breaches have become increasingly commonplace in the region, with incidents of patient records being stolen from group healthcare institutions, and privacy lapses suffered by tech giants such as online shopping and transportation companies, all occurring over the past year.