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Veeam Appoints New Americas GM


Veeam Software has announced a new executive appointment. Shiva Pillay will serve as the company’s new General Manager and Senior Vice President of Americas for Veeam.

Pillay will be responsible for leading the company’s growth and business operations across the region, the company said. Prior to this appointment, Pillay was the Veeam General Manager & Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). He joined the company in 2018. During this time, he successfully led sales, channels and alliances, and pre-sales across the region, according to the company.

Pillay has spent more than 15 years in the IT industry, working across various spaces including Data Protection, Security, SaaS, and Automation. Shiva has held senior leadership positions at RSA, EMC, The SCE Group, Prevalent Inc. and SevOne.

Pillay also serves as an advisor for several start-up organizations in the U.S. and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Psychology from the University of Wollongong.

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Shiva Pillay, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Americas, Veeam
Shiva Pillay, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Americas, Veeam

Pillay commented on the appointment:

“Companies are facing many challenges in keeping their business running today. It is a far more complex IT environment that encompasses the cloud, SaaS and on-premises resources. At the same time, there’s a growing threat from cyber-attacks. In the past twelve months alone, 85% of organizations experienced ransomware attacks at least oncei. At Veeam, we are focused on helping customers keep their business running by protecting their data and if the worst happens, helping them to recover rapidly. Over the past five years, I’ve witnessed how Veeam delivers the absolute best product innovation, customer experience and partner collaboration. That’s helped make us #1 in the world for Data Protection and Recovery. I’m excited to join the Americas team at this time and am looking forward to the journey ahead.”

John Jester, CRO, Veeam, said:

“Shiva has been an extraordinary member of our leadership team at Veeam. He understands what drives our employees, pushes our partners to mutual success, and the evolution of our customers’ needs. The Americas is a pivotal region for Veeam and I’m confident that under Shiva’s leadership will maintain its strong growth trajectory and accelerate enterprise presence as we strive to keep businesses running and build a safer, more secure future with the new Veeam Data Platform.”

Veeam Data Platform

Veeam recently launched the Veeam Data Platform, a single platform delivering more advanced data security, recovery and hybrid cloud capabilities across the entire IT environment.