Arun Dharmalingam as EMEA & APAC Channels, Alliances and Global GSI Vice President.
Dharmalingam brings a wealth of security and GSI experience and expertise to the company and will play a strategic role in developing Rubrik's presence and reach across international markets and further extending its GSI partnerships globally.
Dharmalingam takes up the role with immediate effect and will be a key leader in Rubrik's Global Channel and Alliances team.
The appointment is the latest development in Rubrik's evolving channel strategy and another major channel hire this year following Ghazal Asif, who joined as Global Channel and Alliances Vice President in February and Lisa Roberts, UKI & Emerging Markets Channels Director, who joined in June.
"At Rubrik we are dedicated to the continued success of our partner and GSI communities by creating value and delivering growth opportunities," Asif says.
"Arun is a proven channel leader with extensive knowledge of the global cybersecurity landscape. I am delighted that Arun has joined our team as we continue to build on our data security momentum and drive greater value to our international partners."
Dharmalingam joins from Zscaler, where he expanded the partner ecosystem in EMEA & APAC, growing all partner types, including resellers and GSI, as well as establishing a global value-add distribution model. Before this, he held senior roles at AppDynamics and Palo Alto Networks.
"I am thrilled to be joining such an innovative and partner focused company," Dharmalingam says.
"Rubrik's mission to secure the world's data against the growing cyber threat of ransomware makes it extremely important and relevant in the marketplace.
"I am excited to work with the whole team and build on the foundation of confidence and trust with partners that has already been created."