Microsoft has appointed Andrés Ortola as the country general manager for the Philippines where he will work closely with partners to help businesses realize their vision of digital transformation.
Prior to this appointment, Ortola led the enterprise commercial business for Singapore, where his leadership and focus on transforming the business delivered unprecedented value for Microsoft customers and partners.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ortola has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has held various regional leadership positions in consulting, sales management, marketing and business management. His previous experiences include regional roles at Microsoft, Quest Software, IBM and as a co-founder for entrepreneurial projects.
“I believe Philippines is on the cusp of greatness. As we all know, the economy is among the fastest growing in Asia Pacific and our customers are hungry for transformation. I’m looking forward to working with our team to deliver a strong and consistent agenda that contributes to the digitalization of the Philippines economy, transforms our key industries and has a strong positive societal impact,” said Ortola.
Ortola will report to Andrea Della Mattea, President, Microsoft Asia Pacific. “I’m thrilled to have Ortola lead one of our most dynamic, exciting and vibrant markets in Asia Pacific. His expertise and experience in creating growth opportunities and leading teams will be integral to support our customers and partners in the Philippines,” said Andrea.
Ortola has extensive global experience and has called South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and most recently Asia as home. He is a sports fan and particularly enjoys watching, coaching and playing rugby. His free time is spent exploring the world with his family.