Telstra appoints Geraldine Kor to spearhead South Asia’s business growth
SINGAPORE, 12 January 2021 – Telstra, a leading global telecommunications and technology company, today announced the appointment of Geraldine Kor as Managing Director, South Asia and Country Managing Director Singapore.
Born and bred in Singapore, Geraldine has more than two decades of experience in both the global and regional technology industry and will oversee Telstra’s growth across the South Asian region.
Prior to joining Telstra, Geraldine was Director of Global Alliances and Partnerships for DXC Technology Asia Pacific, where she led strong partnerships with global alliance partners to define Go-to-Market strategies, accelerating digital transformation growth. Geraldine also served as Regional Business Operations Director for Asia and Director of Marketing & Communications at DXC Technology.
A seasoned sales leader within the technology and mobile space, Geraldine also brings experience from her time as Senior Sales Director at HERE Technologies, and Product and Channel Development management with Nokia Mobile Asia Pacific.
In her new role, leveraging her expertise in technology domain and customer market development, Geraldine will be responsible for South Asia markets including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. She will also be responsible for Telstra’s Australian and New Zealand customers expanding internationally.
Oliver Camplin-Warner, CEO, Telstra International, said that Geraldine’s appointment underscored Telstra’s commitment to connecting businesses and people, helping enterprises in the region to connect to the international digital economy and navigate complex digital transformation.
“The pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital transformation and companies are turning to us to help improve their ICT and security resilience. We believe Geraldine’s strong technology background will help our customers to adopt adaptive technologies for their new remote workforces. She is an exemplary professional who embodies excellence and brings with her a variety of skills. Geraldine will use her drive and passion to play a crucial role in our future success,” he said.
Geraldine Kor, now Managing Director South Asia and Country Managing Director Singapore, said she aims to build on Telstra’s strengths in the region to lead the business at a critical juncture.
“I am very excited to join Telstra and work with this amazing team of people. The current and post-COVID world demands more technology for companies to adapt to the new digital normal. We are committed to helping our clients accelerate their digital transformation and making it easy to do business in the region and beyond.”
Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business.
Today, we operate in over 20 countries outside of Australia, providing services to thousands of business, government, carrier and OTT customers. Telstra Enterprise is a division of Telstra that provides data and IP networks and network application services, such as managed networks, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions and integrated services. Telstra Purple, our new professional and managed services business in Australia, Asia and the UK, brings together people and innovative solutions to define and deliver a clear vision of our customers’ transformation journey, network foundation, and the protection they need to thrive.
Telstra’s global network includes more than 26 cable systems spanning over 400,000 kilometres, with access to multiple cable landing stations and more than 2,000 points of presence around the world. Our subsea cable network is the largest in Asia Pacific, with access to the most lit capacity not just in Asia, but also from the region to Australia, USA and Europe.