Confluent hires former Rubrik and MongoDB executive as SVP APAC

Kamal Brar, Senior Vice President for APAC at Confluent

Confluent, Inc., the data streaming platform to set data in motion, announced the hire of Kamal Brar as Senior Vice President for APAC. Brar brings two decades of strategic leadership experience in the enterprise tech sector, having led the successful expansion of both large-scale companies and startups, from Oracle and IBM to MongoDB and most recently, Rubrik.

What were Brar’s thoughts on his appointment?

Brar said, “Confluent is a market leader in the data streaming space, addressing mission-critical problems that drive massive business impact. I’m thrilled to become part of an outstanding team that helps businesses unlock the possibilities of real-time data.”

“One of my goals will be getting to know our customers and the innovative use cases they’re deploying the platform to deliver true time to value. Our continued commitment to delighting our customers and delivering a world class experience is top of mind, and we will continue to invest further in our support and services capabilities for the APAC region,” Brar further said.

“Our partners play a vital role in building our regional presence and we will double-down on focused partners to accelerate our revenue growth while supporting the Kafka eco-system.”

What does bring to Confluent in his new position?

Commenting on the appointment, Larry Shurtz, Chief Revenue Officer at Confluent, said, “Confluent is committed to providing world-class customer experiences in every region. Kamal is an influential leader primed to empower our teams to embody that commitment, while his smart, strategic approach will guide our success as we grow in a diverse region.” 

He’ll use his expertise to strengthen Confluent’s presence across Asia Pacific and Japan, delivering the transformative value of real-time data streaming to customers in the region. 

Brar holds a Bachelor of Computing & Information Systems from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Master’s in Technology Management from the UNSW. He is based in Singapore.