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ASBIS Middle East targets 20% growth in 2021

Regional value-added distributor ASBIS Middle East, has announced that it is targeting 20% growth this year with its Middle East business. The announcement comes as the regional VAD continues to witness its channel business start to pick up as lockdown restrictions begin to ease across the region. Hesham Tantawi, Vice President, ASBIS Middle East and […]


Channel Chief: Jim Holland, Regional Director – Africa, Lenovo DCG

Jim Holland, Regional Director – Africa, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group, is a Chinese multinational technology company headquartered in Beijing. The Lenovo Group designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, supercomputers, electronic storage devices and IT management software. Holland describes his management attitude as one that empowers and supports his people […]


Jacqueline de Rojas CBE appointed to IFS Board

Global enterprise applications company IFS, has announced that Jacqueline de Rojas has joined its Board as a non-executive director. Following three years of successive double-digit growth, the appointment of de Rojas adds strength and depth to the IFS Board, providing direction, governance, and support to management during this phase of expansion. The appointment is effective […]


Channel Chief: Vangelis Lagousakos, GM-Channel Sales, MERAT, Dell Technologies

Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? In my current role, I am responsible for strengthening relationships with channel partners, with a view to developing and enabling a robust partner community. I try to incorporate my experience, expertise and track record of building relationships and delivering results into my daily […]


Forcepoint appoints global channel leader to transform partner ecosystem

Data-first cybersecurity solutions vendor Forcepoint, has appointed Parag Patel as Senior Vice-President, Global Channel Sales to lead the company’s next-generation partner ecosystem. Under Patel’s leadership, Forcepoint will make strategic investments in its partner ecosystem that accelerate the channel’s transformation into an expert deployment and support arm of the company’s comprehensive data-first SASE platform. “We are […]


Veeam appoints Chris Norton as New Country Manager of Africa

Veeam Software, a backup vendor that delivers cloud data management solutions, has announced the appointment of Chris Norton as Country Manager of Africa. In his new role, Norton will support Veeam’s continued investment and strong presence in Africa and accelerate the region’s growth with a specific focus on enterprise. Norton will report directly to Patrick […]


Citrix appoints EMEA emerging markets channel director

Software vendor Citrix, has announced the appointment of Wojtek Zyczynski to the position of EMEA Emerging Markets Channel Director. Most recently in a leadership role aimed at transforming the distribution and partner channel in Poland at Microsoft, Zyczynski joined Citrix on May 4, 2021. He will report to Pilkku Aasma, Vice President, Partner Sales EMEA […]


Security is about more than the network

Lynton Lubbe, CS and NGS Business Practice Lead, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, on Zero Trust and why building a comprehensive security posture is more than just the network. Given the normalisation of a distributed work environment, organisations have had to rethink their approach to cybersecurity. Dealing with an exponential increase in network complexity, managing the myriad […]


Check Point Software names new VP of sales in EMEA

Cybersecurity solutions vendor Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, has appointed Thorsten Freitag as its new Vice President of Sales in EMEA, to lead the growth of its operations across this broad geography. Freitag joined Check Point in 2020 as its VP Sales for Europe. He has more than 30 years of experience in leading tech […]


Channel Chief: Muneeb Anjum, CEO, AHAD

Muneeb Anjum, CEO, AHAD, a Dubai-based firm that provides cybersecurity, Digital Transformation and, risk management services and solutions. Anjum talks about his currently role and how AHAD is working with partners and developing its channel business in the Middle East market. Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? I operate […]


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