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Okta appoints Celestine Tan as VP marketing for APAC

Singapore – Okta, an identity and access management company, has appointed Celestine Tan to be its vice president of marketing in the Asia-Pacific region. She will be overseeing and leading Okta’s entire marketing function in the region, including end-user, channel and field marketing, and corporate communications.

Prior to Okta, Tan was the vice president of global field and partner marketing at Splunk, where she led an 85-person team and drove end-to-end marketing to generate demand and build the sales pipeline globally.

She has also spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems where she rose through the ranks to become the global vice president of marketing for Sun’s global software unit.

Speaking on her new role, she said, “Many APAC firms have not fully tapped digital identity to secure, modernise and transform their enterprise. I am excited at the prospect of leading a high performing team to navigate the dynamic markets here, bringing Okta’s innovative identity expertise to our fast-growing pool of customers.”

Meanwhile, John Zissimos, chief marketing officer at Okta, commented, “I am thrilled to have Celestine join the team. She brings an incredible amount of experience working in technology companies of all sizes, and will be an invaluable support to our sales leadership as we take our brand and business in the region to the next level.”