Local Management Team

Management Team

Gery Messer

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Gery Messer has over 28 years of international experience in High Technology and Consulting organisations, building and directing businesses for global companies across Europe and Asia Pacific. He has held numerous P&L and high impact revenue driving leadership positions with industry leaders such as NGA, Red Hat, EMC, Deloitte, SAP and IBM.

Gery is well-recognised within the region as an executive with broad sales and operations abilities. He is a hands-on leader with deep software, services, solutions and systems integration experience across industries from Financial Services, Telco and Manufacturing to Government services. He is very experienced in leading groups across a wide geography and prides himself on building strong teams.

Benny Lee

Regional Director, Greater China

Benny Lee is a seasoned IT veteran with over 25 years of experience. As the regional sales director for Hong Kong and Taiwan, Benny is instrumental in developing sales strategies to drive business outcomes for these two regions. Benny joined CenturyLink with a proven track record in information technology from his experience at companies like Cisco, Equant and BT. Having started out in his career in 1983, Benny brings with him a wide understanding of the industry, allowing him a strategic view of the industry.

Combining this with his experience in the fields of systems analysis, managed data networking, systems integration, unified communications and advanced services, Benny has a knack for getting to the heart of complex problems and quickly synthesizing appropriate solutions.

Stuart Mills

Regional Sales Director, Australia/New Zealand

Stuart Mills is a recognised IT professional, with over 23 years of experience in sales, strategy and services. He is responsible for the growth and success of CenturyLink in ANZ and will be leading the introduction of CenturyLink's managed hybrid IT services in the Australian market.

Prior to joining CenturyLink, Stuart worked in managed services and hosting at companies such as Telstra, Datacraft, Dimension Data and Macquarie Telecom. Throughout his career, Stuart has played a key role in establishing and growing several managed hosting services and businesses in Australia. At Macquarie Telecom, Stuart was Head of Digital and SaaS Hosting, responsible for the development of the company as a globally recognised managed hosting brand in Australia. Stuart has a passion for technology and how it can transform a customer's business.

Tan Kit Yong

Regional Sales Director, South East Asia

Kit Yong is based out of Singapore managing the South East Asia region. With over 15 years of experience in the information communications industry, Kit Yong has amassed a wealth of experience in innovating, planning, leading and executing strategies across the Healthcare, Manufacturing, Automotive, Transportation and Logistics, Financial Services, Public Sector and Service Providers industries. Kit Yong has unique blend of direct sales and channel sales experience, and deep domain knowledge of Managed Services. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Kit Yong was the Head of Sales of Asia South at T-Systems.

Stacy Seah

Director, Marketing, Asia Pacific

As the Director of Marketing at CenturyLink, Stacy is responsible for CenturyLink's marketing strategy in Asia Pacific. This includes brand development and awareness in region, public relations and influencer management, demand creation, customer marketing strategy, partner marketing and marketing operations.

Stacy is a dynamic business builder with twenty years of experience with multi-national corporations in the IT and telecommunications industries. She has fourteen years of regional marketing experience, and has held various product marketing, solution marketing and field marketing positions at ICONZ-Webvisions, ECI Telecom, Nortel Networks, Transense Communications and 3Com. Prior to her career in marketing, Stacy spent five years as a Senior Software Consultant with Novell.

Susie Wee

Senior Finance Director, Asia Pacific

Susie leads the Finance organisation for APAC and is a qualified Finance Professional with a total of over 20+ years combined experience in Public Accounting, IT Hardware and Software industries and Regional functions.

Experienced in providing sound business support to management team through the execution of well orchestrated business processes and their disciplines with extensive exposure to specific operational requirements of sales, marketing and distribution activities in highly computerized environments. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Susie held senior positions in Microsoft and Compaq Computers both in subsidiary and regional capacities.

Carolynn Ang

Head of Human Resources,Asia Pacific

Carolynn Ang is an accomplished dynamic Human Resources professional with more than 20 years' experience in Asia Pacific as well as Middle East & Africa. She has worked in numerous technology companies such as Intralinks, ECI Telecom, Brightstar Corporation and Convergys, managing organizations of up to 600 employees in the region. Carolynn has broad expertise across all areas of Human Resources including talent management, talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation & benefits.

Francis Prince Thangasamy

Vice President, Advanced Services, Asia Pacific

A strong leader with various cross-functional skills, Francis currently leads the Advanced Services APAC Organisation covering Solutions Consulting, Implementations and Service Management functions in the region. With a thorough understanding of market trends, he continuously develops the Advanced Services portfolio to meet customers' changing business needs throughout their entire lifecycle management.

Over the last 8 years, Francis has held several senior management roles within CenturyLink, including leading Regional Operations, Infrastructure Engineering and Solutions Engineering. He championed several transformational initiatives and forged strategic relationships that successfully integrated and grew the business to achieve key milestones.

With more than 18 years of experience in the technology industry, Francis has worked with organisations specialising in Data Centres, Managed Services and IT Outsourcing. His in-depth experience in these sectors extends across functions including, but not limited to, business development, IT consulting and complex deal structuring.

Derek Northwood

Director, Hosting Infrastructure Engineering & Operations, Asia Pacific

Derek Northwood leads the Hosting Infrastructure Engineering team for the International business. An accomplished IT Director and ITIL Expert with 18 years of IT and Managed Services experience, provided across a broad range of industries and technologies.

Derek has a demonstrable track record of building and managing high performing teams to design, deliver and support business solutions, successfully delivering projects and services in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Derek and team are responsible for deploying and supporting the global CenturyLink hosting infrastructure.

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