Avaya Announces Mike Ansley as Asia Pacific Leader

16 Mar 2015
  • Industry leader with international track record of driving business growth
  • Most recently vice president, Business Markets at Cisco

Singapore – Avaya today announced the appointment of Mike Ansley to lead its business across the Asia Pacific region. Ansley brings to the company a very strong track record for achieving significant results in leadership roles across the communications industry. He replaces Mike Muller, who is leaving Avaya to pursue other opportunities.
Ansley was most recently vice president of Business Markets at Cisco in Canada, responsible for managing Advanced Technologies, verticals, and architecture teams for data center and collaboration. He also held various international senior management positions including Worldwide Sales Strategy, Advanced Technology Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Voice Technology Marketing in EMEA. Ansley was previously vice president and general manager for EMEA at 3Com / HC3, during which time he turned a financial loss to profitability in large Enterprise accounts, driving five consecutive quarters of revenue and margin contribution growth. 
Ansley holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto. He has recently relocated to Singapore and his responsibilities will cover South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan and Korea.
“Mike is a recognized leader in the industry, with a fabulous track record for achieving significant results around best-in-class business and sales practices. He brings with him more than 20 years of rich experience ranging across executive sales leadership, partner strategy, services, engineering and marketing.”
Pierre-Paul Allard, SVP Worldwide Sales and President, Global Field Operations, Avaya
“Now more than ever, listening to the voice of our customers is the key to success. I am very excited to be joining a company with Avaya’s heritage, engagement solution portfolio, market opportunity and vision at this unique time in our industry's history – and to driving growth in the wonderfully vibrant Asia Pacific market.”
Mike Ansley, President, Asia Pacific, Avaya.
About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible premises-based and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Development Platform enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. Avaya’s fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com/apac/.

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