Samuel Poh Joins Tech Data’s Asia Pacific Leadership Team as Vice President, Operations

SINGAPORE – 12 December 2017 – Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced that it has appointed Samuel Poh to vice president of Operations, Asia Pacific. In this role, Poh will provide strategic direction and leadership for business operations across the region, focusing on growth and evolution of the business across the areas of customer service, process optimization and financial performance. Poh is based in Singapore and reports directly to William Chu, president, Asia Pacific.

“Samuel is a strong addition to the Tech Data Asia Pacific leadership team,” said Chu. “His proven ability in leading significant global augmentation and technology deployment projects across the region, paired with his vast experience in next-generation technologies, will enable him to drive growth, agility, and enhanced service levels for our valued channel partners.”

Poh has more than 20 years of experience in the IT channel, which includes serving as managing partner at VMI Collective and holding senior leadership roles at both Cisco Systems (China) and Dimension Data Asia Pacific. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.

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Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.2 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017. It is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies.  To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tech Data
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Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution 44 years in IT distribution
  • $36.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2018
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 83 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 125,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named One of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer