Citrix today announced that Leanne Taylor has been named area vice president of the Asia region, for Citrix; reporting to Colin Brookes, senior vice president of Sales and Services for Asia Pacific and Japan, Citrix. Leanne Taylor brings extensive experience in driving workspace innovation, cloud adoption and business transformation. She will focus on executing the company’s corporate strategy and delivering consistent growth across all sectors of the Asia region, covering ASEAN and Korea markets.
Leanne Taylor joins Citrix to lead the ASEAN and Korea sales and services business, bringing two decades of experience in sales and business leadership, strategy, operations, customer success and channel management from companies such as SAP and Standard Bank; across UK, EMEA, ANZ and Africa. Leanne has a passion for driving purpose led business, is a strong advocate of STEM and has a keen focus on building a diverse workforce that reflects the community.
Taylor joins Citrix from SAP, where she most recently served as vice president SAP Industries and Strategic Customer Program Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this, she was the Head of Financial Services Industry, UK and Ireland for SAP and has previously worked with emerging markets in Africa with Standard Bank, where she worked for 12 years, across varous roles including global director.
Commenting on the appointment, Colin Brookes, senior vice president of Sales and Services for Asia Pacific and Japan, Citrix, said: “Leanne brings a wealth of experience and is a proven leader, she will strengthen our ability to support our customers and partners across the region. Our continued investment and commitment to growth will help drive our business forward and support organisations across the region to transition to cloud and drive digital transformation.”
Leanne Taylor, area vice president, ASEAN, Citrix said: “I am excited to join the Citrix team, as the company focuses its vision on helping businesses embrace digital transformation. I look
forward to working with our customers and partners on their journey to cloud. There has never been a better time to be part of Citrix and I look forward to working with our partners and customers in ASEAN and Korea.”
Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce and Finance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Taylor will relocate from Australia, to live in Singapore.