Mark Ablett - SVP and General Manager, APAC

Mark Ablett is responsible for providing strategic direction and leading the company in its drive to capitalize on the fast growing opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, boosting revenue growth and expanding the business. He joined Hitachi Data Systems in January 2015.

Before his tenure at Hitachi Data Systems, Ablett was vice president, Australasia, for Juniper Networks and was responsible for revenue growth and profitability in the region. Capitalizing on the synergy and opportunity that existed across these markets, Ablett built an Australasia strategy and team that best accelerated growth for Juniper Networks and its customers and partners.

Ablett's 20 plus years of IT industry experience spans numerous ANZ and Asia Pacific (APAC) senior sales roles. He joined Juniper in 2008 and led the ANZ enterprise business for three years, prior to moving to Singapore to lead commercial sales for Juniper APAC. He was named vice president of ANZ in 2012 and in this capacity was responsible for driving the strategic and operational elements of sales development and growth across Juniper's service provider and enterprise business.

Prior to Juniper, Ablett served as managing director for Asia Pacific at SpectraLink where he led the company's push into new markets throughout the region. He was also director of sales, Australia and New Zealand, for Telxon.