Microsoft announced the appointment of Suzlinda Sulaiman to head the Microsoft Services division for Malaysia. In this role, Suzlinda will lead the consulting and enterprise support team, which helps Malaysian businesses maximize return on their investment in Microsoft products and technologies. This means not only helping with deploying and optimizing IT, but also helping businesses move forward with IT initiatives that deliver the most business value.
“I am very excited to be part of Microsoft Malaysia, a company well-positioned at the forefront of new technologies and innovations. Particularly now in the era of big data, cloud services and mobility, both technology and services need to work in tandem to successfully deliver innovative solutions for our customers,” said Suzlinda.
The Microsoft Services division and its partners bring decades of deepest expertise across Microsoft’s broad range of solutions – from enterprise planning to deployment and support – helping customers transform and innovate to strategic advantage in their respective industries. Leveraging the team’s deep expertise in designing, implementing, and supporting Microsoft solutions, customers can rely on a proven, collaborative approach to transferring knowledge from Microsoft development teams, introducing stability and continual optimization through every stage of their IT lifecycle. Microsoft Services is a diverse team of more than 20,000 architects, engineers, consultants, and support professionals worldwide, who help customers transform their lives and businesses through technology—regardless of where they are on their journey. Microsoft Services works with clients across 191 countries and in 46 different languages.
Suzlinda brings with her 22 years of sales and customer relationship management within the local ICT industry. Most recently, Suzlinda was the Vice President of Managed Services in Fujitsu Malaysia, where her responsibilities included leading and managing the country’s Managed Services business and operations of Shared Services & Outsourcing as well as the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform offerings. She was also the former lead for Fujitsu Malaysia’s Public Sector, Education and Healthcare sales, the initial position she held upon joining them.
Prior to joining Fujitsu Malaysia, Suzlinda’s notable stints also include growing Apple Malaysia’s Mac business in the Education market in Malaysia and Brunei, and setting up her own IT services and maintenance outfit to support over 300 public schools under Malaysia’s Ministry of Education ICT projects. She has also had direct and channel sales experience, and helped pioneer Oracle Malaysia’s Channels Division back in the mid-1990s. The early years of Suzlinda’s career saw her gain technical and marketing experience with local companies such as Ingres Software and PanGlobal Sistemaju respectively.
Suzlinda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, USA and a Degree of Associate General Studies from Indiana University KPP/ITM Shah Alam.
“Suzlinda’s appointment as our Services Lead fulfills a very important building block in our commitment to transform Malaysia together, to better help Malaysian businesses maximize returns with the power of Microsoft technology. We are delighted to welcome Suzlinda, after an extensive search, and look forward to how her keen expertise and achievements will greatly benefit our customers,” said Carlos Lacerda, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia.