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Cloudera appoints SaaS industry veteran as VP and managing director for ANZ

By Ryan Morris-Reade, Tue 14 Sep 2021

Cloudera has announced the appointment of Robert Yue as the new vice president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand. 

This appointment, based in Sydney, comes as the enterprise data cloud company sets its sights on accelerating its support of hybrid cloud growth across the region.

Yue brings more than 20 years of sales management and SaaS experience. His career has spanned hardware, software, and services to successfully provide customer solutions across banking, finance, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and public.

"I'm delighted to welcome Robert to the Cloudera APAC leadership team," says Cloudera vice president of Asia Pacific, Mark Micallef.

"The ANZ region continues to be one of the world's fastest adopters of cloud technologies. Our customers are looking for flexibility and security in cloud environments that will not only accelerate their transformation efforts but enable them to deliver more value across their business, leveraging data, analytics and AI. 

"We are delighted to welcome Robert to our team," he says, "And we're confident his deep SaaS knowledge will be invaluable in supporting our customers on their hybrid cloud journeys."

Previously, Yue held the role of vice president and general manager of Apptio for four years and was a vice president of Jive Software for over three years for the Asia Pacific and Japanese markets. 

He also held the role of vice president and managing director of SuccessFactors and worked for Hewlett Packard as general manager after being promoted from sales director for HP's Software and Solutions. Yue joined HP following its acquisition in 2006 of Mercury Interactive, where he worked for eight years in various sales and management roles.

Yue says he's excited to be leading the Cloudera ANZ team and is looking forward to helping Cloudera customers drive more cloud momentum at such a critical time in their digital transformation journeys.

"I'm very pleased to be joining Cloudera at such a pivotal time," says Yue. 

"Many businesses across ANZ are now in recovery mode following continued COVID-19 disruption. The future is hybrid cloud, and I'm looking forward to leading our team as we help our customers and partners successfully unlock their potential. Our focus will continue to place our customers at the centre of everything we do while also strengthening our partner relationships to drive more strategic value."

About Cloudera
Cloudera is a US-based company providing an enterprise data cloud. Built on open source technology, the platform uses analytics and machine learning to yield insights from data through a secure connection.

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