Palo Alto Networks marketing veteran KP Unnikrishnan (Unni) is elevated to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective March 4. He will be based in the company’s Santa Clara headquarters and report directly to Palo Alto Networks Chairman and CEO Nikesh Arora.
Taking Unni’s role as Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific and Japan, Lisa Sim will oversee the company’s regional growth strategy, improving brand visibility and driving opportunities by increasing demand for Palo Alto Networks‘ cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. Lisa has worked with the company since 2017, most recently serving as the Head of Marketing for South Asia. She manages the Cybersafe Kids program as its director.
The transition comes when Palo Alto Networks is ideally positioned to support customers as they engage on a network transformation journey and consolidate their security architectures.
“The past 9 years have been among the most fulfilling years of my career. I have been part of the phenomenal growth story of this company, one that saw a startup of near anonymity catapult into a world leader in cybersecurity.” Unni reflected. “I am excited to take on this role as we deepen our presence and impact across the world. With the most comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio, my goal is to continue to build on our mission of being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.”
“I am really excited about joining the JAPAC leadership team for the next chapter of our growth journey. Protecting our digital world deeply aligns with many of our customers’ values. It’s rewarding work to protect organisations and to also drive social impact through our education programs.” said Lisa Sim.