With the launch of the Q5 in Singapore, BlackBerry announced that Cameron Vernest is now the Managing director in Singapore and Philippines. As the Managing Director of Singapore and the Philippines at BlackBerry, Cameron Vernest is responsible for driving the growth and success of BlackBerry in both markets and building and cultivating BlackBerry’s relationships with various partners. His remit includes overseeing various functional areas including sales, marketing and operations.

Cameron has been with BlackBerry for over four years and was previously Country Director for the Philippines where he helped propel BlackBerry to be the #2 selling smartphone in 2012 (Canalys). Prior to this role he was Head of Distribution Sales and Retail for Thailand, helping the country reach a milestone of one million BlackBerry subscribers. Cameron has also held various roles in finance and commercial operations in Waterloo, Canada and Singapore.

Cameron is a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), holds an M.B.A in Finance and Accounting from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honors from the University of Guelph, Canada.