Karrie Ilagan appointed First Female MD for Microsoft Philippines

Posted: August 24, 2012 in Tech
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Microsoft Philippines announced the appointment of Karrie Ilagan as the new Managing Director for Microsoft Philippines. Ilagan will be promoted from her current Enterprise Sales Director role and will report directly to Tracey Fellows, Area Vice President, Asia Pacific.

“It is with great excitement that I announce Karrie Ilagan as Country Managing Director for the Philippines. She brings with her an excellent mix of sales and marketing management experience, having held both the Enterprise Sales and Marketing leadership positions in Microsoft Philippines over the last 6 years, and 18 years in the IT industry. I am especially proud that she’s the first Filipina to head Microsoft Philippines in the 17 years since we opened our business in the Philippines and I’m confident that she will bring a strong local perspective to the business and the industry.” said Fellows.

I believe that there are still a large number of Filipino companies that can achieve global competitiveness by enhancing their IT capabilities that are focused on empowering people. The latest data from World Economic Forum ranks Philippines 75th globally in terms of national competitiveness. I’m certain that with the right combination of technology, education and appropriate government initiatives, Microsoft Philippines can make a valuable contribution to the development of the country,” said Ilagan.

Former Microsoft Philippines MD John Bessey will be the GM for OEM – APAC region.

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