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Confluent Appoints Kamal Brar as Senior Vice President for APAC

SINGAPORE - AUGUST 1, 2022 - Confluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: CFLT), the data streaming platform to set data in motion, today announced the appointment of Kamal Brar as Senior Vice President for the APAC region.

Brar brings two decades of strategic leadership experience in the enterprise technology sector, having led the successful expansion of both large-scale companies and startups, from Oracle and IBM to MongoDB and most recently, Rubrik. He’ll use his expertise to strengthen Confluent’s presence across Asia Pacific and Japan, delivering the transformative value of real-time data streaming to customers in the region.

Brar comments: ‚ÄúConfluent is a market leader in the data streaming space, addressing mission-critical problems that drive massive business impact. I‚Äôm thrilled to become part of an outstanding team that helps businesses unlock the possibilities of real-time data.‚ÄĚ

Larry Shurtz, Chief Revenue Officer at Confluent, explains: "Confluent is committed to providing world-class customer experiences in every region. Kamal is an influential leader primed to empower our teams to embody that commitment, while his smart, strategic approach will guide our success as we grow in a diverse region.‚ÄĚ

Brar adds: ‚ÄúOne of my goals will be getting to know our customers and the innovative use cases they‚Äôre deploying the platform to deliver true time to value. Our continued commitment to delighting our customers and delivering a world class experience is top of mind, and we will continue to invest further in our support and services capabilities for the APAC region. In addition, our partners play a pivotal role in building our presence in the region and we will look to double-down on focused partners to help us accelerate our revenue growth while supporting the kafka eco-system.‚ÄĚ

Brar holds a Bachelor of Computing & Information Systems from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Master’s in Technology Management from the University of New South Wales. He is based in Singapore.

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About Confluent

Confluent is the data streaming platform that is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure that sets data in motion. Confluent‚Äôs cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion‚ÄĒdesigned to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organisation. With Confluent, organisations can meet the new business imperative of delivering rich, digital front-end customer experiences and transitioning to sophisticated, real-time, software-driven backend operations. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io.

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