Prior to Veritas, Higgins was a general manager at VMWare, responsible for the commercial business, partner and hybrid cloud services teams in South Asia and Korea.
A 20-year industry veteran, Higgins has also held senior sales, marketing and channel leadership positions including with Citrix, Cognos and Business Objects.
“The channel business has transformed extensively as partners are more focused than ever on providing solutions that empower customers to solve some of their most pressing business challenges,” said Chris Lin, senior vice-president, APJ, Veritas.
“For businesses, the most valuable resource today is data, and Veritas understands that well,” said Higgins.
“As more and more organisations continue to embrace digital transformation, the only constant is the exponential growth of data. Veritas is at the forefront of innovation and I look forward to be part of this exciting journey, to empower our partners to help our customers simplify the complexities of data protection and accelerate their business growth.”