SINGAPORE – 21 September 2022 – ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network intelligence, today announced the appointment of Kenneth Chen as the vice president of Asia Pacific. This promotion expands the purview and responsibilities of Chen across the Asia Pacific region, including ASEAN, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand.
In this role, Chen is responsible for the business strategy, sales, and execution for ExtraHop in Asia Pacific, with a focus on expanding key partnerships and building high-performance go-to-market teams. This encompassing Asia Pacific leadership role underlines the company's commitment to international growth and expansion.
"ExtraHop has ambitious plans to redefine the network security market and streamline threat detection and response for organizations around the globe," said Patrick Dennis, CEO, ExtraHop. "Ken understands and embodies our new approach, one that understands intrusion is inevitable but a breach doesn't have to be. Ken's business acumen and relationships across the region will help our customers and partners understand the power of their network to stop the sophisticated threats already inside their environments."
Chen joined ExtraHop in March 2022 as the VP of Asia, focused on the ASEAN market. During his time in this role, he doubled the team in the region, extending support for customers and partners in Asia.
"I see an incredible opportunity to help organizations elevate their cybersecurity posture and harness the power of their network to identify, investigate, and stop today's sophisticated attacks," Chen said. "I look forward to continuing to build the company's momentum in Asia Pacific with the help of our great partners and our laser focus on customer satisfaction."
Based in Singapore, Chen has more than 20 years of enterprise technology and cybersecurity experience. Before joining ExtraHop, Chen was the managing director at Forescout Technologies for the ASEAN region. Prior to that, he was responsible for driving strategic growth for Broadcom's cybersecurity, networking, and infrastructure business and developing effective routes to market through channel partnerships and technology alliances. Chen also served as vice president for the ASEAN region for Symantec Corporation, where he was responsible for strategy and operations in the region. Chen started his career in the Singapore Armed Forces.
"Having worked with Kenneth in his previous roles, I have had the privilege of seeing firsthand how his deep understanding of the markets and cybersecurity space, together with his solid operational and strategic track record, has resulted in much success. I am excited for him and ExtraHop. I have no doubt that having him at the helm of the Asia Pacific operations will bring technological advancements and significant growth to organizations in the region," said Hasan Fard, chairman & CEO, Trends & Technologies, Inc.