Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Symantec Asia Pacific Appoints Financial Services Specialists

  • 14 June, 2007 11:59

<p>Symantec is focusing becoming a key partner to the financial services industry across Asia Pacific and Japan, and to lead its push into the industry has appointed two highly experienced senior industry specialists - Paul Kastner, Director, Financial Services, and Andrew Yu, Chief Technologist, Financial Services - to lead the team.</p>
<p>The financial services team will focus on understanding key business issues facing the industry and shape comprehensive solutions to those issues.</p>
<p>We are pleased to announce the appointment of the following as leaders of Symantec’s new financial services team.</p>
<p>Based in Sydney, Paul Kastner is Director, Financial Services, for Symantec in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. Mr. Kastner is charged with initiating and driving Symantec’s financial services business development and sales execution. Mr. Kastner has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services and IT industries, successfully delivering major benefits to financial services businesses by leading change in areas including customer management, products, distribution, operations, risk management, IT systems and infrastructure. He has a proven track record in developing new markets and has worked extensively in Asia, Australia, the USA, and the Middle East.
Mr. Kastner joined Symantec from EMC where he was client solutions director in Australia and New Zealand. Previously he was Partner at PA Consulting Group where he headed the financial services consulting practice across APJ. Mr. Kastner has also been Director of Financial Services for Ernst &amp; Young , CIO for Saudi Cairo Bank, and Senior Manager for Price Waterhouse.</p>
<p>Andrew Yu is Chief Technologist, Financial Services, for Symantec in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, charged with directing the technical infrastructure of financial services solutions. Mr. Yu has more than 12 years’ experience in the financial services and IT industries. He has actively participated in the evolution of technology in the securities trading business and has successfully worked to restructure business units to achieve significant business benefits in areas including high service availability, business continuity, and data security.
Mr. Yu joined Symantec from IT Channel Asia where he was the director of infrastructure services, managing major accounts in the financial services industry. Prior to that he was global head of infrastructure for CLSA, a global investment bank headquartered in Hong Kong, responsible for planning and implementing technology strategy for 15 offices. He was previously vice president and manager of regional UNIX engineering and operation group at Morgan Stanley.</p>

Most Popular

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?