Proofpoint Appoints Mark Ablett as Senior Vice President, APJ

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Former Hitachi Vantara and Juniper Networks executive appointed to lead business in hyper-growth markets within Asia Pacific and Japan region

SYDNEY, Australia, October 24, 2023Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced the appointment of Mark Ablett to lead the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region as Senior Vice President. In his new role, Mark will assume a pivotal role within the global sales organisation and lead the company’s growth strategy across the APJ theatre, based out of Melbourne, Australia.

Mark has more than 30 years of sales experience overseeing all aspects of business management including the planning and execution of an organisation’s strategy and growth. Mark joins Proofpoint from Hitachi Vantara where he spent almost nine years in various senior leadership roles, with his most recent role at Hitachi Vantara being President of Digital Infrastructure. Prior to that, Mark held senior sales leadership positions at Juniper Networks.

"This marks a crucial time for Proofpoint, particularly in the APJ region, as we continue our pursuit of innovation and the introduction of cutting-edge security solutions to the market,” said Mark Ablett. “The APJ region exhibits distinctive growth dynamics, and I am excited to be part of a company that boasts some of the most brilliant minds in the cybersecurity sector. My focus will be on ensuring that all teams throughout the APJ region, including our valued partners, understand our envisioned path forward, and together, we'll work towards achieving it."

“As Proofpoint expands its portfolio to break the attack chain by protecting people and securing data, we continue to build and expand on our footprint within the APJ region. Mark brings a deep understanding of go-to-market strategy in a diverse region,” said Blake Sallé, Chief Revenue Officer at Proofpoint. “Proofpoint is relentlessly focused on delivering world-class technology and customer service that solve the problems that matter most to security and compliance professionals, rooted in relentless innovation. Mark brings extensive industry experience and expertise to Proofpoint and will be a strong leader to drive our continued growth across APJ.”


About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organisations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organisations of all sizes, including 85 percent of the Fortune 100, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at

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