Microsoft has made the announcement of the appointing Brian Kealey, an Australian National as the Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives from September 1, 2015. The new Country Manager will be responsible for leading commercial and consumer product portfolio, service offerings, corporate reputation, company performance, customer and partner experiences both in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Brian has valuable knowledge and expertise in several fields which have raised Microsoft’s expectation of an upgraded future for the company. “Brian is a senior leader with over 17 years of diverse technology experience. Apart from leading Microsoft’s South Australian operations, he has held a number of key roles in the company, making him a long term member of our leadership team. Being a key leader in implementing Microsoft’s transition to a more diverse organization, and is recognized for his leadership and innovation implementing new work practices and modern work styles. Therefore he is the right choice for this key role and will no doubt play a significant role in taking Sri Lanka and the Maldives to the next level”, said Michelle Simmons, Microsoft’s General Manager Southeast Asia New Markets, Asia Pacific.
Expressing felicity on his appointment Brain said “I am excited to lead such a well-respected team, especially at a time when Microsoft as a global organization is transforming. We have undergone a major transition from on premise to cloud services and the journey continues with newer and more innovative experiences in the pipeline for our customers.” His passion for the start-up sector has lead Brian to establish two Microsoft Innovation Centers in Australia focusing on accelerating early stage businesses, start-ups and student entrepreneurs to create economic value with technology. “I look forward to working with my local teams in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and together with our extensive partner community we will continue what we do best at Microsoft – helping every individual and every organization on the planet to achieve more” added brain.