Microsoft has named Emilio Umeoka as its new vice president for the Asia-Pacific region, the company said Friday.Umeoka, who will take on his new role in Singapore on Aug. 28, is currently the general manager of Microsoft Brazil. He will replace Eduardo Rosini, who will move to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., to take a new job as corporate vice president of small and midmarket solutions and partners.Microsoft cited Umeoka\u2019s "outstanding results" in Brazil as the reason for his promotion, calling Microsoft Brazil one of its fastest-growing subsidiaries in the world. The company expects his experience and understanding of emerging markets to help in the Asia-Pacific region.Under Umeoka\u2019s stewardship, Microsoft Brazil launched 20 Microsoft Innovation Centers in partnership with the government, and made Brazil one of the first subsidiaries to offer users more affordable computing options, such as Microsoft\u2019s Windows Starter Edition OS, and the pay-as-you-go PCs.He formerly worked for Compaq Computer and started his own software house, Wild West, as a corporate reseller in Latin America in 1991.A native of Brazil, Umeoka graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 1985. He is married and has two children.By Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service (Taipei Bureau)This article is posted on our Microsoft Informer page. For more news on the Redmond, Wash.-based powerhouse, keep checking in.Check out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.