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Databricks strengthens presence in Southeast Asia with the appointment of Cecily Ng as General Manager

July 12, 2023
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Former Salesforce executive joins Databricks’ Asia Pacific leadership team to spearhead the acceleration of lakehouse adoption across ASEAN

SINGAPORE, 12 July 2023 - Databricks, the Data and AI company, today announced the appointment of Cecily Ng as General Manager for ASEAN, bolstering its expansion strategy in the region. With an expansive 20-year experience in the technology industry, Cecily is responsible for leading and scaling the company’s regional growth across the ASEAN markets and driving lakehouse adoption for regional businesses across all industries. She will report directly to Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at Databricks.

Before joining Databricks, Cecily spent 13 years in Salesforce which includes her most recent role as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Salesforce Singapore and Taiwan. Prior to Salesforce, she also had a distinguished career at Microsoft, IBM, and Sun Microsystems.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Cecily to the leadership team and I have full confidence that she will take our business in ASEAN to the next level, enabling more organisations to realise the full potential of data and AI,” said Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at Databricks. 

“AI is the next frontier in Singapore’s smart nation journey and data is the key to all AI. With Singapore as a base for our ASEAN hub, I’m excited for businesses of all sizes to experience the power of Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform which unifies and unlocks the full potential of data and AI, enabling business transformation and the acceleration of innovation,” said Cecily Ng, Vice President and General Manager for Databricks in ASEAN. 

Databricks helps businesses in ASEAN, including Grab, Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank, Malaysia Aviation Group, among others to leverage data-driven and AI-powered insights, enhancing operations and enriching customer experiences.


About Databricks

Databricks is the Data and AI company. More than 10,000 organisations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Delta Lake, Apache Spark™, and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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