Archive for May 29, 2009

(UPDATE): A Malaysian is reportedly being eyed to replace Rafael “Pepeng” Rollan as the new Managing Director of Microsoft Philippines.

Microsoft Corp. announced that Rafael “Pepeng” Rollan has decided to leave Microsoft Philippines and that the company has begun a search for his successor.

Rollan joined Microsoft in 2002 as sales manager for enterprise accounts and held the post of Director, Enterprise and Partner Group before being named Managing Director in 2007. Under his leadership, Microsoft Philippines successfully launched products such as Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008.

The subsidiary also continued expansion of its corporate citizenship initiatives, including programs for overseas Filipino workers, former and potential victims of human trafficking, and projects dedicated to using technology to enhance local education.

“I have enjoyed my time with Microsoft Philippines,” said Rollan, who will remain with the company until September, 2009. “I look forward to working with the team over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.”

“We wish to thank Pepeng for his contribution and service, and to wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Ken Wye Saw, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Microsoft Asia Pacific. “Our commitment to Microsoft Philippines remains strong and Pepeng’s extended transition will allow us to continue to deliver exemplary service to our customers and partners.”