Graeme Beardsell is Managing Director for Asia Pacific & Japan and Vice President, Web and Security Sales at Akamai. He is responsible for leading the business across 15 countries in the region in addition to driving strategies for Akamai’s Web and Security business. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Akamai Foundation, the company’s philanthropic entity. He is based in Singapore.
Graeme joined Akamai in 2014. Previously, he was Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific at Experian for four years, where he oversaw a tripling of the business size. Among his other achievements was bringing salesforce.com to seven Asian countries. Before that, he was at IBM for 15 years and was a Vice President in IBM Global Services, Asia Pacific.
Graeme has more than 32 years of experience in senior management, sales, consulting and product management across start-ups and well-established companies, as well as more than 20 years of experience working in the Asia Pacific region and has lived in multiple countries in the region.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Management and Economics degree from the Melbourne University of Technology, Australia. He has also completed Executive Management Courses at INSEAD and Harvard Business School and holds a Membership in the Australian Institute of Company Directors.