Mr Francis Choo spearheads Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions and Global Partner Engagement team in Asia Pacific, focusing on key technology solutions in Cybersecurity, IoT, Automation and Multi-cloud. Francis also supports the growth of the Advanced Solutions business in China. He leverages on his 20+ years of vendor relationships and expertise to engaging new and emerging vendor partners and further strengthening the relationships with existing partners. Prior to this role, Francis served as the Vice President and Chief Country Executive of the ASEAN & Hong Kong region.
With Singapore as the homeland where new strategies are piloted and established, Francis propels the success of industry-recognised value-added solutions approach from Singapore to the other countries in Asia Pacific as one of the key differentiators in the distributor landscape. With his foresight and strong domain of technology in the transformative world, Francis continues to lead his team in bringing a new level of service and support around cybersecurity, hybrid technologies, cloud solutions as well as emerging technology, driving more business outcomes for the channel partners in APAC.
With more than 35 years of vast experiences in logistic and IT industries, Francis manages various portfolios and entities in Singapore and across the ASEAN countries. Prior to joining Ingram Micro in 1988, Francis began his IT career with IBM, followed by Dow Jones Telerate as its Country Manager and later, Group Deputy General Manager of Thakral Brothers.
Francis holds a First Class Honors in Bachelor of Science of Business Studies, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a post-graduate Diploma in Materials Management. Francis also holds a degree in Master of Science, Education Management and a Master’s degree in Art Histories.