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Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen

Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America Commercial Sales

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Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen is Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America Commercial Sales at Red Hat. In this role, he is responsible for expanding business throughout the region.

Prior to this role, van Leeuwen led the Asia Pacific (APAC) region as Senior Vice President and General Manager for 12 years. He has a deep understanding of the enterprise software market and channels in both APAC and Europe. Since joining Red Hat in 2004, he has helped establish operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg (Benelux), Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and central and eastern Europe. Under his leadership, Red Hat APAC’s revenue increased more than fivefold. With more than 25 years of IT industry experience, van Leeuwen has a proven record helping companies throughout these regions succeed using technology and innovation.

Before joining Red Hat, van Leeuwen was a European Director for PlanetWeb Inc. and Director of Northern Europe for SCO, where he built its sales operations in Benelux and the Nordic region.