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Arnd Baranowski, Passionate technology entrepreneur

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Arnd Baranowski founded Oculeus in late 2004, more or less as a one-man-show, and has led the company’s steady growth over the years. Oculeus is today a global operation based out of Frankfurt in Germany with over 120 customers. It operates in multiple geographies including Africa through its partners like Tata Communications, as well as […]


Gaining markets through grit and tech, Iyer Sivakumar

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As Territory Sales Manager for Africa, Iyer Sivakumar travels across twenty African countries building the regional presence of global network cabling and datacentre infrastructure vendor, Siemon. Despite not having a lot of experience on the African continent in the past, Sivakumar works closely with channel partners and end users to develop new markets for the […]


Building Africa’s top virtualisation team, Matthew Kibby

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As the director of VMware Africa’s Sub-Saharan Africa business, Matthew Kibby manages four key offices located at Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, and Cape Town. Kibby’s job satisfaction comes from seeing individuals and teams within the region succeed and grow. For him it is all about the people. “I believe that it is our people that differentiate […]


Phares Kariuki, East Africa’s cloud champion

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Phares Kariuki is the founder and CEO of Nairobi based Node Africa, an IT infrastructure and cloud consulting company. The business objective of Node Africa is to help large and medium companies move their workloads to a cloud hosting environment. As the CEO he is responsible for driving sales, marketing, business development, talent management and […]


Amid Al-Shanteer joins AlertEnterprise as MENA head of sales

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Responding to growing business in the Middle East and North Africa, AlertEnterprise, a Silicon Valley based provider of Security Convergence software, has appointed Amid Al-Shanteer as Vice President of Sales for the Middle East and North Africa. In a region dominated by critical industries such as Oil and Gas, Petro-Chemicals, Healthcare and Financial Services, security […]


Mimecast appoints Jason Roos as channel director for Africa, Middle East

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Mimecast, a global email and data security company, announced an executive appointment to strengthen its leadership team. Jason Roos joins Mimecast from South Africa based Internet Solutions, a subsidiary of Dimension Data, as the new Channel Director and will lead the channel teams in Africa and Middle East. “Our channel partners play an essential role […]


Agilysys appoints James Slatter as Managing Director of EMEA

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Agilysys, a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that due to continued growth across its global markets, the company has opened a UK office to serve Europe, Africa and Middle East region. James Slatter has been named Managing Director of the new office. Slatter will report to Agilysys Senior Vice President […]


Joe Ndala is Africa Finance Director at AECOM

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Joe Ndala is the Finance Director, Africa at AECOM South Africa. AECOM is a fully integrated professional and technical services firm. It designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets around the world for public and private sector clients. AECOM understands Africa’s specific infrastructure needs, together with the inherent challenges of working on the continent. Its […]


Claude Schuck joins Veeam as Regional Manager for Africa

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Claude Schuck joined Veeam in May this year as Regional Manager for Africa. As an IT industry veteran with more than 20-years of experience in the channel, Schuck spearheads the company’s drive to strengthen its channel market in South Africa and rest of the continent. His ability to run large teams and highly complex channel […]


Lee Reynolds Africa channel veteran moves to Netconsent in UK

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Netconsent announced appointment of Lee Reynolds as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Reynolds was previously Regional Service Sales Manager MEA and Turkey at Polycom till July 2016. Prior to Polycom, he was Managing Director, MEA and APAC for Value Added Distributor, Arrow Electronics, and European Security VAD, Computerlinks Group, where […]


Jonathan Gill joins security vendor RSA as Vice President EMEA

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The Security Division of EMC announced Jonathan Gill as Vice President covering Africa, Middle East and Europe. The appointment continues RSA’s transformation to become an organisation well positioned to lead in the unfolding new world order of business-driven security. With more than 25 years of experience in global enterprise security leadership, Gill has a proven […]


David Rozzio appointed Managing Director HP Inc, South Africa

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David Rozzio has taken over as Managing Director at HP Inc South Africa with effect from August 2016. He has been working at HP since 2001. During his tenure at HP he has held a number of posts mostly in the area of channel management. These include from most recent, PPS SMB and Channel Director […]


Jason Goodall new Dimension Data Group CEO

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Dimension Data announced the appointment of Jason Goodall as Group Chief Executive Officer, as Brett Dawson, current CEO, steps down after 12 years. Goodall steps into the role from his current position as Group COO, where he has been responsible for the regions and several global functions including sales, marketing, Group Information Services, human resources […]