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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced Emilio Umeoka as senior vice president, worldwide partners. An award-winning international leader, Umeoka joins Juniper from Microsoft, where he served as president of Asia Pacific.
In his new role, Umeoka is responsible for the global channel strategy and partner initiatives that have come to define and differentiate Juniper’s worldwide channel organization from its competitors. He reports to John Morris, executive vice president, field operations, Juniper Networks.
“Umeoka’s proven international experience strengthens our executive leadership team and brings tremendous business value and street credibility to Juniper’s global channel organization and the thousands of partners we do business with worldwide,” said Morris. “Under Umeoka’s leadership, we plan to build on the success of our worldwide partner organization and ensure best practices, programs and resources are shared throughout our global Juniper Partner community.”
As president of Microsoft Asia Pacific, Umeoka was responsible for the overall performance of the region. Under his leadership, Microsoft received awards for its overall business performance and for creating one of the top reputations for workplace diversity and satisfaction.
Umeoka has more than 25 years of international experience in the IT industry. Prior to Microsoft, he founded and led a top Value Added Remarketer in Brazil and served in Latin American executive leadership roles with Compaq and Microsoft. Umeoka was born in Brazil and graduated with an engineering degree from Texas A&M. He started his professional career in Africa.
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