Okta, a publicly traded identity and access management firm, has appointed IT and security industry veteran Clarence Cheah as Head of Growth Strategies for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).

In his new role, Cheah will oversee Okta‘s strategic growth initiatives and drive regional business development and expansion.

Cheah was pivotal to the successful business launch and market expansion in Japan. He has over two decades of experience in the technology industry, leading sales and engineering teams and executing sales strategies to foster business growth.

He was most recently Identity Lead, Asia Pacific and Japan for Okta and has also held senior sales leadership and consulting positions at global IT firms, including Oracle, IBM, and Novell.

Ben Goodman

Ben Goodman

Ben Goodman, Okta’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific said,

“Demonstrating strong business acumen and leadership skills, Cheah has been pivotal to Okta’s expansion in APJ over the years.

His deep understanding of the industry, technology, and customers’ identity needs puts him in a prime position to help launch Okta on its next phase of hyper-growth.”

Clarence Cheah

Clarence Cheah

Cheah said,

“In today’s fast-evolving digital environment, the need for innovative, robust, and dependable identity solutions has never been greater.

I am proud to be at the forefront of Okta’s efforts to help customers turn their identity investments into a business asset that can truly deliver impact to their bottom lines.”

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