Sophos promotes Philip Kemp to new Asia Pacific OEM management role

June 11, 2002 Sophos Press Release

Sophos Anti-Virus, a global leader in corporate anti-virus protection, has promoted Mr Philip Kemp to the newly created position of OEM Sales Manager, Asia Pacific.

This move sees Kemp become one of the first appointees to Sophos's new global OEM Business Development Division and underscores the company's drive towards strategic OEM partnerships.

In the role, he is responsible for developing new relationships with partners that will either bundle or embed Sophos Anti-Virus solutions in their offerings. He will also assist with the behind-the-scenes development of the new Sophos division. The new role reports directly to both the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand as well as to the company's UK headquarters-based Director for Global Sales and Marketing.

Philip Kemp has been with Sophos for two years, most recently in the position of Business Development Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Previously, he held management roles with EMAP Business Publishing in Europe and Pilkington's in New Zealand. Kemp has worked and travelled extensively, covering some four continents and more than 40 countries, gaining global business experience.

Announcing the promotion, Mr Stuart Palmer, Sophos's Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, said, "Philip's promotion represents an important step for Sophos as we seek to expand our market share through the development of strategic OEM partnerships. We have witnessed a global trend towards organisations offering best-of-breed integrated security solutions and Sophos's specialised anti-virus software is best placed to take advantage of this."