Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen
Dirk-Peter van
SVP & GM APAC & Japan
Red Hat

Red Hat is the global leader in open-source software. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and operates in 45 countries, including 13 markets in the Asia Pacific region.

Red Hat’s head of APAC, Mr Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, has been in the IT industry for more than 25 years, and has a proven record in helping numerous companies in Europe and Asia succeed with the use of innovation and technology.

Under Dirk-Peter’s leadership, Red Hat’s APAC revenue has more than quadrupled in just nine years, from FY2009 to FY2018. Staff strength in Asia has also grown exponentially.

Dirk‐Peter, better known as DP, is responsible for expanding Red Hat's presence, and overseeing all sales, marketing, and services throughout the region. He has developed a deep understanding of the enterprise software market and channels in both Asia Pacific and Europe.

DP has a computer engineering background. He has completed the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives (BPSE) of the IMD Business School. He also took up the Finance for Senior Executives course at the Harvard Business School.

DP is a champion of innovation in business and technology and helps in giving out annual Innovation Awards across Asia.

DP is also a passionate runner; he runs in all the cities he visits. He believes physical fitness contributes not just to the overall well-being of a person, but of businesses and society as well.

You can follow DP on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpvanleeuwen/ and on Twitter https://twitter.com/dpvleeuwen