"We are thrilled that Alana has joined Snowflake at this time. Her skills and experience in delivering success will build upon the momentum which our partners are currently enjoying in supporting customers to become truly data-driven," says Snowflake director of APJ alliances and channel Guy Baldwin.
Sahakian said "I'm looking forward to engaging our partners and working with them to support end users with technology that enhances their innovation transformation agendas, helps uncover new insights and enables new opportunities and revenue streams.
"Partners are central to everything we do and I'm excited to build a world class partner channel both in Australia and New Zealand."
Sahakian previously worked as business development executive for Oracle in New Zealand, and in business development at SaaS provider Revinate.
She holds a BCom from Victoria University of Wellington.