Okta appoints Clarence Cheah as Head of Growth Strategies for APJ

Clarence Cheah, Head of Growth Strategies for Asia-Pacific and Japan at Okta

Okta, the independent identity provider, announced that it has hired IT and security industry veteran Clarence Cheah as Head of Growth Strategies for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ).

What does Cheah bring to Okta in the role?

In the role, Cheah will oversee Okta’s strategic growth initiatives and drive regional business development and expansion. Cheah was pivotal to the successful business launch and market expansion in Japan. He has over two decades of experience in the technology industry, leading sales and engineering teams and executing sales strategies to foster business growth.

He was most recently Identity Lead, Asia Pacific and Japan for Okta and has also held senior sales leadership and consulting positions at global IT firms, including Oracle, IBM, and Novell.

What does the appointment mean for Okta?

Ben Goodman, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific at Okta

Ben Goodman, Okta’s SVP and General Manager for Asia Pacific, said: “Demonstrating strong business acumen and leadership skills, Cheah has been pivotal to Okta’s expansion in APJ over the years. His deep understanding of the industry, technology, and customers’ identity needs puts him in a prime position to help launch Okta on its next phase of hyper-growth.”

Commenting on his appointment, Cheah said, “In today’s fast-evolving digital environment, the need for innovative, robust, and dependable identity solutions has never been greater. I am proud to be at the forefront of Okta’s efforts to help customers turn their identity investments into a business asset that can truly deliver impact to their bottom lines.”