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Kaspersky celebrates APAC MD Stephan Neumeier

29 Nov 2019
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Kaspersky’s APAC managing director Stephan Neumeier has been named executive of the year for IT services by the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2019.

It is the third year that Neumeier has won the award, as he was again recognised for his efforts in steering Kaspersky’s APAC operations.

The awards celebrate individuals and teams in successfully launching projects or innovations which notably enhanced their respective company's businesses.

"I am truly grateful for this recognition. The technology industry is very fast paced, and I believe we have come a long way in these three years,” says Neumeier.

Truth be told, this accolade speaks more about the success of our company which I attribute to the people behind it, than my own merits. We have every single one on the team working equally hard, supporting each other and going above and beyond what is expected of them.”

Neumeier has been instrumental in bringing Kaspersky’s Asia Pacific Transparency Centre to life.

At the new centre, government regulators and Kaspersky enterprise clients can request to review the company’s solutions and services, including threat analysis, secure review, and the application security testing process.

Clients can also review all versions of Kaspersky’s builds and AV database updates, including any information that the company processes, such as data feeds from Kaspersky products that are sent to the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).

Neumeier also led Kaspersky’s rebranding earlier this year, which involved a new logo and visual identity.

“The physical change reflects a transformation in the way we think about our products and services, our approach to business and our vision of the future with the new mission of ‘building a safer world’ and bringing a new philosophy of digital security by embracing the positivity in every situation,” Neumeier explains.

He ensured that employees fully understand the rebranding via several internal activities, encouraging employees to be advocates of the brand as well as communicating with channel partners during the transitional period.

As part of the company’s efforts to boost cybersecurity talent, Kaspersky Labs forged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Kaspersky also introduced the Secur’IT Cup (held at the Singapore Institute of Technology). Neumeier explains that this will provide a platform for students in Asia Pacific to engage in peer learning and get a head start in networking with the company’s international experts in the industry.