Proofpoint Appoints Ex-Imperva Executive George Lee as Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan

Cloud Security

With over two decades of experience, George Lee will helm business development in hyper-growth markets across Asia Pacific and Japan

SINGAPORE, July 2, 2024Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced that George Lee has been appointed Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). In his new role, George will assume a pivotal role within the global sales organisation and lead the company’s growth strategy across the APJ theatre, based out of Singapore.

George has over 20 years of expertise in regional sales and operations in the IT and cybersecurity space, where he has scaled businesses, expanded into key growth markets, and developed new strategic initiatives. His wealth of technology experience includes governance, risk and compliance management, identity management, network security including extended detection and response (XDR) as well as data and application security. 

“Proofpoint is the trusted cybersecurity partner to some of the world's most respected organisations and I am excited to be part of a company that boasts some of the most innovative minds in the industry,” said George Lee.  "The APJ region exhibits distinctive growth dynamics and I look forward to bringing award-winning solutions to market, to help regional organisations navigate an ever-evolving, complex cyber threat landscape and better protect their business and customers.”    

“Proofpoint is relentlessly focused on delivering world-class technology that addresses human-centric cybersecurity threats in a way that no other vendor can,” commented Blake Sallé, Chief Revenue Officer at Proofpoint. “As we continue to expand across the APJ theatre and globally, Proofpoint's reputation as an undisputed cybersecurity leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent. George has a track record of exceptional leadership and a profound understanding of the cybersecurity challenges facing CISOs and CIOs today; his expertise in go-to-market across the region will be instrumental in furthering Proofpoint's mission to protect people and defend data.”

George joins Proofpoint from Imperva, where he most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, APJ. Prior to that, George also held senior leadership positions at RSA, EMC, and Avanade.




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