Proofpoint appoints Alex Lei as new Asia-Pacific and Japan Lead

Lei brings over 20 years’ security expertise from Dell EMC, FireEye and Symantec to drive continued expansion across region

SINGAPORE and SYDNEY, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cyber security and compliance company, today announced that it has appointed Alex Lei as its new regional leader for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ).

Alex Lei, Proofpoint APJ Lead
Alex Lei, Proofpoint APJ Lead

In his new role, Mr. Lei is responsible for leading the overall Asia-Pacific and Japan business, driving customer acquisition and developing the regional partner ecosystem in a strategically important region for Proofpoint. Based out of Singapore, Mr Lei joins Proofpoint from Dell EMC, where he was Vice President of Data Protection Solutions, having previously held senior regional leadership positions at FireEye and Symantec. Mr. Lei brings over 20 years’ experience from the IT and cybersecurity industries, with a track record of driving channel-first sales organisations and aligning go-to-market strategies to customer needs in fast-moving environments.

Blake Sallé, Chief Revenue Officer at Proofpoint, said: "As we continue to expand across the Asian theatre and globally, Proofpoint’s reputation as an undisputed cybersecurity leader has allowed us to attract fantastic talent. Alex’s proven track record within technology and cybersecurity will help us deliver on our people-centric security vision in the region, against exceptional demand for our services."

"Proofpoint is the trusted cybersecurity partner to some of the world’s most respected companies and we have an exceptional opportunity to gain traction across APJ", said Alex Lei. "I am excited to join the team and look forward to bringing award-winning solutions to market, to help regional organisations navigate a complex and ever-evolving cyber threat landscape to better protect their business and their customers", he concluded.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ 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 organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, 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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