Microsoft appoints Laurence Si to lead Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Microsoft has announced the appointment of Laurence Si as the Managing Director for its operations in Malaysia, effective 01 July 2024. He will assume the operational responsibilities from K Raman whose new role will be announced on 01 July 2024.

Laurence brings 30 years of business and technical experience and vast industry knowledge to advance growth and digital acceleration for Malaysia, its developer and startup ecosystem, enterprise businesses, small to medium enterprises, the public sector, and crucial industry vertical sectors.

At Microsoft, Laurence and his leadership team will be responsible for accelerating the country’s digital transformation through cloud adoption and artificial intelligence, empowering digital-first companies and startups with tools to scale their innovation.

Microsoft ASEAN President Andrea Della Mattea said: “We continue to see remarkable opportunities in Malaysia, and I’m excited that Laurence is joining us in this new era of digital empowerment, where organizations in Malaysia are adopting cloud computing and artificial intelligence and a culture of innovation.”

Laurence said: “I’m excited to be part of the AI evolution that Microsoft is leading, and I am deeply appreciative of the positive impact we have on communities. This is an incredible time to be leading the AI journey for our customers and partners, and I’m looking forward to the amazing opportunities this creates for organizations in Malaysia.”

He previously held leadership roles at AWS, VMware, Cisco, and Lucent, contributing significantly to establishing their presence advancing Malaysia and the emerging markets to adopt cloud.