KP Unnikrishnan

Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Networks

Unni joined Palo Alto Networks in 2013 where he first served as marketing director for Asia Pacific. As one of the early employees of Palo Alto Networks, he has been instrumental in growing the team and elevating its brand awareness. In his last role as vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan, he has contributed to the company’s rapid growth in the region.

A veteran in the technology sector for over 2.5 decades, he has held numerous management roles in marketing, strategy, partnership and sales. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Unni was marketing director for APAC at Brocade Communications. Before Brocade, Unni spent over ten years at Sun Microsystems in leadership roles within marketing, tele-web, and alliance sales. In his last stint at Sun Microsystems, Unni built the company’s brand and demand across the Emerging Markets Region (Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East Africa, Greater China and India). He started his career with HCL Hewlett Packard as a sales rep.

He holds an engineering and an MBA degree with leadership courses from Kellogg School of Management and Singapore Management University.


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