Microsoft appoints Pinoy tech exec as new PH office chief

Software colossus Microsoft has named Filipino IT executive Hans Bayaborda as the new managing director for its Philippine subsidiary, taking over from Frenchman Bertrand Launay, who served in the interim.

Hans Bayaborda

Hans Bayaborda

Bayaborda joins Microsoft from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he served as country general manager for the Philippines.

An industry veteran for more than 20 years, Bayaborda has extensive experience in the telecommunications and IT industries, and has served in leadership positions in various large organizations, including Oracle, Emerson, Bayan Telecommunications, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications.

An alumnus of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Bayaborda was also a member of the school’s basketball varsity team from 1988 to 1992.

“It is a great honor to be part of Microsoft, an organization with a rich history of helping businesses succeed around the world,” said Bayaborda. “Now more than ever, it is an exciting time in the IT industry with Microsoft leading the way in accelerating digital transformation for every organization in the Philippines.”

Andrea Della Mattea, president of Microsoft Asia Pacific, said: “The Philippines continues to be a crucial market for Microsoft, and presents significant opportunities for regional growth. As a seasoned veteran who has played an influential role in driving growth in his previous positions, we are confident Hans’ experience and expertise as a business leader will help customers and partners thrive in their digital transformation initiatives in this ever-changing global economy.”

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